Gregory Glen Peterson
Gregory Glen Peterson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the age of 68 surrounded by his wife, son, and a group of dear friends.
He is survived by Cheryl Peterson, his loving wife of 30 years, his son Greg, daughter-in-law Julie and grandchildren Alec, Mia, Harrison, Molly Kate, great granddaughter Alessia and “fur”ever companion, Toby.
Greg was born on January 31, 1949 in Upland, California, and grew up in South Miami, Florida. He was predeceased by his parents Glen and Katie (Beasley) Peterson. He attended John Pershing College in Beatrice, Nebraska, where he earned a degree in Business Administration. Greg did not need a degree to sell as he had a natural ability to relate to everyone. He was always quick with a story (or 2 or 3) full of facts and humor. We all loved being around Greg; he had a huge heart from which his spirit and kindness emanated, and you couldn’t walk away from him without a smile.
He especially loved being with Cheryl. They were inseparable and travelled to many places across the country and the world. He loved airplanes, fast cars and football.
After college, Greg worked as a salesman for Hiram Walker, an international liquor distributor and was soon promoted to Sales Manager for the state of Georgia. After 2 years he relocated back to South Florida and purchased his own business, Sales Consultants of Broward County, an MRI affiliate. This career choice allowed Greg to combine his business and his love of helping and mentoring others in a positive way, placing people into sales positions in all industries. He remained in that role for 35 years until he retired.
Greg derived great joy in continuing to mentor and counsel the many people who contacted him seeking his professional guidance.
Special friends and the most caring medical staff at Cleveland Clinic were with Greg and Cheryl as he battled the complications from esophageal cancer. Their incredible care, comfort and support was most appreciated.
The family asks that donations be sent to either Luther Home of Mercy, 5810 Main Street, Williston, OH 43468 or K9s for Warriors, 114 Camp K9 Road, Ponte Vedra, FL 32081.
Feb 2, 2018 9:23 PM - Entered by: Chub Ensminger
I have known Greg since he first Bought his franchise back 38 years ago. He probably was one of the craziest (in a good way) guys that I have ever known. Over the years, we became good friends and in the past three years, we talked once a month and emailed humor to each other weekly. I know that he was in love with his family. He had a great heart and I never knew him to be remotely dishonest. Oh, and he was a master BSer. lol. Rest in peace my friend and I will keep Cheryl and family in my prayers.