Peter M. Countryman, Sr., 79, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Peter Merrick Countryman, Sr., 79, passed away Sunday, July 4, 2021, in the emergency room at Samaritan Medical Center.

A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, July 8, 2021, at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown. Burial will follow the service in the Brookside Cemetery. Calling hours will be held prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Born July 21, 1941, in Theresa, NY, the son to the late Byron J. And Viva C. Davis Countryman, he attended school in Theresa, NY.

On May 7, 1961, he married Pauline A. Burker in Brownville, NY.

Peter worked for several years for Marcinko’s Trucking retiring in 1990.

He was an avid mechanic, enjoyed fishing , hunting and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Pauline A. Countryman, his children, Tina Gault, Paula (Chris) Warner, Georgiana  Davis, Amy (Bobby) Clukey, Marvin (Kim) Countryman, Peter Jr. (Melissa) Countryman, several granchildren, great-grandchidlren and nieces and nephews.  Also surviving are two brothers, Marvin and Raymond Massey, a half-brother, Richard Davis, and a half-sister, Angie Gilbo.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by several brothers and sisters and two great-grandsons, Brandon James and Rayson Merrick.

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