Robert W. Peterson, 72, died May 22, 2009, at his home. He was born in East Providence, R.I., and moved to Sebastian in 1998, coming from Rhode Island.
He graduated from East Providence High School. He served in the Navy. Before retirement, he was a lieutenant with the East Providence Fire Department. He served as a member of race committees in Rhode Island and Florida. He was a member of the Newport Yacht Club and the Navy League of Vero Beach and a former member of the Narragansett Terrace Yacht Club and the Narragansett Bay Yachting Association.
Survivors include his daughters, Karin La-Marre, of Dighton, Mass., and Karol Ann Caulder, of Riverside, R.I.; son, Robert W. Peterson, of East Providence; companion, Carolyn Gibson; and five grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to EP Fire Fighters Beneficial Association, P.O. Box 4966, East Providence, R.I. 02916.
A memorial will be at 6 p.m. June 30 at Riverside Cafe in Vero Beach. Arrangements are by the Smith-Mason Funeral Home in Riverside, R.I.