Francisco “Paco” Peters, 64, of Duryea, passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital, Wilkes-Barre. He was born in Jerez Dela Frontera, Spain on June 7, 1958, and was the son of Thomas and the late Maria Prado Peters.
Francisco, who was known as “Paco” to his family and friends, dedicated his life to always trying to help people, especially his family. Everyone knows his famous line, “if you need anything, don’t hesitate to call me,” and he would always be there to answer that call.
Paco spent 35 years working at Allied Services in Scranton, where he touched the lives of many. He was a compassionate husband and father, and always put his family first. His greatest joy in life was the time spent with his grandson. They would spend hours together, whether it be watching videos of log cabins being built or playing hide and seek. Since retirement, Paco developed a passion for cooking that transformed our dinner plates. He will be greatly missed by everyone who has ever gotten the chance to meet him, but we know he is still watching out for his family just like he did in life.
In addition to his mother, he is preceded in death by his brother Johnny Peters.
In addition to his father, Thomas, Paco is survived by his wife of 34 years, Beverly Tokash Peters; his daughter Loryn Peters of Duryea and grandson Hunter Miller; his siblings, Jose Peters, of Avoca, Daniela Moyer and her husband Al, of Blakely, and Tommy Peters, of Dickson City; and many nieces and nephews.
A mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, May 1st at 10:00am at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 217 Lackawanna Ave., Dupont with Fr. Thomas Petro officiating. Interment will be held at SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, Avoca.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959
Arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.