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Obituary: Thomas Peters

Thomas John Peters, 62, of Oro Valley, died Sept. 16, 2019.

Mr. Peters was born in Chicago, Illinois. He studied music in college and eventually followed his brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Maureen, to Tucson, where he began a career in the health insurance industry. He was at UMC/Banner for 17 years, the last three as a business analyst for the emergency department.

He was a volunteer coach for special needs children’s baseball at El Conquistador Field of Dreams.

Survivors include his wife, Annette Hillman; children, Lily Jean Peters and Jacob Elijah Peters of Tucson; brothers, Jim Peters of Chicago, and Bill (Sherry) Peters of Milwaukee.

A memorial service was held at Congregation Or Chadash, with Rabbi Thomas Louchheim and Cantor Janece Cohen officiating.

Arrangements were made by Adair Funeral Homes.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Autism Society of Southern Arizona at or 2600 N. Wyatt Drive, Tucson, AZ 85712.

In addition, if there are memories or stories you would like to share, Annette is collecting them for a memory book for the children. Email