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Allen “Al” Peters, 76, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2023 after a four-year battle with lung cancer.
He grew up in the Town of Quantico and attended Gar-Field High School where he earned 10 varsity letters. In basketball, Al set the Gar-Field and Battlefield District carrier and single-season scoring record. He played one year of college basketball, averaging 20.2 ppg at NOVA Tech. Al is a member of the Gar-Field Athletic Hall-of-Fame and was the first player selected in the Woodbridge Slow Pitch Hall-of-Fame.
Al spent two years in the United States Army after being drafted, spending 1968 in Tay Ninh, Vietnam. He retired from the United States Postal Service after carrying mail in Woodbridge. From 2004-2015, Al was a bartender at the Woodbridge American Legion. He was a life member of the VFW Post 7916 in Occoquan and was a dual member of American Legion Post 364 and Sons of the American Legion.
Al is survived by his wife, Diane Peters of Stafford; son Aaron Peters of Odenton, MD; daughter Nikki Colletti of Alexandria; Diane’s children Michele Stuczynski (John), John Clark, and Steven Clark (Rosa); and his grandchildren, Chris, Kelsey, and Katelyn. He is also survived by his three brothers, Roy, Pat, and Mike Peters.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Roy Peters and Gladys Peters Ritchey; and beloved brother, Matt Peters.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at Covenant Funeral Service, Stafford. Inurnment will follow in Quantico National Cemetery.