The Rev. Albert Fitz-Randolph Peters, “Al,” “Father Pete,” of Seaford, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2019, at ACTS Manor House in Seaford.
He was born on Sept. 13, 1927 in Washington, DC, son of the late Albert F. Peters Sr. and Marguerite (Brewer) Peters.
Rev. Peters proudly served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II. Following the war, he received his BA from the College of Arts and Sciences and his theological degree from the General Seminary in New York. While at college he became a member of Beta Beta Beta. Following seminary, he became an ordained Episcopal priest in 1955 at Washington National Cathedral.
His many church appointments included All Saints Episcopal Church in Chevy Chase, Md.; Grace Episcopal Church in White Plains, N.Y.; St. Agnes & Ascension Episcopal Church in Washington, DC; St. Margaret of Scotland in Chicago, Ill.; and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Bridgeville. While in the Delaware region he was the program coordinator for Sussex County for the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware.
In addition to his parents, Rev. Peters was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Robinson Peters.
He is survived by two sisters-in-law, Alice Pitt Robinson of Lewes and Dorothy Battle Rankin Robinson of Georgetown and many extended nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at St. George’s Episcopal Church, Rt. 23, Angola, at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 13, with the Rev. Eunice Dunlap officiating.
Memorial services will be held at the Manor House, Seaford, at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 24, with the Manor House Chaplain, Paul Rosa officiating.
A service of remembrance will be held during the morning Sunday services at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Bridgeville, at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 16, with Fr. Carl Mosley officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Rev. Peters’ name to VITAS Hospice, 100 Commerce Dr., Ste. 302, Newark, DE 19713.
Arrangements are in the care of Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel, Bridgeville.
Please visit Rev. Peter’s life memorial webpage and sign his online guestbook at www.parsellfuneralhomes.com.