George B. Peters Jr. 84, passed away on April 22, 2023 at Eastport Memorial Nursing Home. George was born in Pembroke, Maine on October 1, 1938 to George B. and Hazel (Anthony) Peters. George was raised in Eastport, Maine and graduated from Shead Memorial High School in 1957.
He married his wife of over 60 years, Judy (Mathews) Peters at the Congregational Church in Eastport on February 9, 1963, and built their home on County Road in 1968.
George enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp and was stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, from 1957 until 1960. Returning home, he was employed by the Lyons Pearlence Plant, Guilford Woolen Mill and Cape Cod Tuna Corporation. In 1964 he began a career with General Water Works Corp. as plant operator for the Eastport Water Company. He became manager of that water system in 1972 and remained in Eastport until he became manager of the Caribou Water Company in 1977. In 1989 he went to the Millinocket Water Company where he was asked to improve community relations and bring the system into compliance with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act amendments of 1986. He achieved both goals and was recognized by Genera Water Works with a President’s Award nomination in 1991.
He was a Director of the Maine Water Utilities Association from 1987 to 1993. He served as Co-Chair of the Education Committee and was a member of several other committees. In 1992 he served as President of MWUA.
In 1994, Consumers Maine Water Company named him superintendent of its Camden-Rockland Division, the largest of the company’s nine divisions at that time. He retired in September of 2000 from Consumers Maine Water Company after 36 years of service. Following that he did work for the Tenants Harbor Water District from 2001-2005.
George was an avid outdoor sportsman and had the unique opportunity to enjoy hunting and fishing throughout the state of Maine. He was happiest in the woods, on a boat or standing in a stream with a fly rod. George will be remembered for his large vegetable gardens, his work ethic, loyal friendships, and his fun dancing ability.
George is survived by his wife, Judy (Mathews) Peters; two sons, George B. Peters III, M.D., and Don (Donnie) Peters of Eastport; one brother Kenneth L. Peters and his wife Jeanette of Fort Fairfield, ME.