Timothy Todd Peters was born October 5, 1968, to the late Warren D. Peters Sr. and the late Dawn Ann Stewart. The youngest of three children, he was raised in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, a small, close-knit community where he lived his entire life.
He had a passion for helping others, and his becoming a volunteer firefighter was no surprise to his family and friends. From helping during one of the two floods that hit Pine Grove, where he served the community both as the EMA director for Pine Grove Borough and a volunteer firefighter, to helping coach one of the many sports that his children played, Tim was always there to lend a hand, an ear, or words of encouragement.
He graduated from Pine Grove Area High School in 1986 and participated in football and basketball.
In 1992, he joined Pine Grove H.H. & L. #1 Fire Company and was an active member for 23 years. Throughout his years he was president of the company and assisted with numerous committees.
Volunteering with the fire company wasn’t enough for Tim to give back to the community, so he decided to run for borough council and was elected. While serving his term, he served as president of Pine Grove Borough as well.
With the fire company is his blood, he wanted to pursue a career that would help the community in other ways as well. He became an EMR, working for Tower Porter Fire Company in Tower City and the Goodwill Fire Company in Minersville.
As if that wasn’t enough, Tim was involved in his children’s sports. He coached soccer, where he was also a past president of the PGAYSA; coached football and served as general manager; and coached baseball. He was also the president of the high school track and field booster, even though he had no child old enough to participate.
Timothy is survived by his wife, Alexandra; his children, Kayla, Zachary, and Taryn; sister, Valerie Johnson (Gary); his Pine Grove H.H. & L. #1 Fire Company brothers and sisters; and a host of family and friends.
His dedication and love of helping others is a special bond he shared with this fellow firefighter and EMS family, which will continue to live on through their dedication in continuing down the same path.