PEABODY, MA: W. Peter Zulkowski, 72, of Peabody, passed peacefully on September 1, 2015, surrounded by the love, comfort, and care of his devoted family after a courageous battle with ALS. Peter was a retired computer field-service engineer. He served his country with honor in the US Air Force during the war in Vietnam and was a member of the Gloucester United Methodist Church and the Gloucester Lodge of Elks.
Peter was the loving husband of more than 48 years to Charlotte K. Zulkowski; the dear father of Lissette R. Bedard and her husband, Stephen of Danvers, and Meredith M. Muise and her husband, Kevin of Peabody; the cherished grandfather of Matthew and Jake Bedard and Tabitha Muise. He is also survived by his sister, Ruth Ann Fournier and her husband, Steve of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; brothers-in-law, Bill Brault of Peabody, Mass., and Joe Connerley and his wife, Barbara of Noblesville Ind., Bill Connerley and his wife, Paula of Eaton, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Alice Zulkowski, and a sister, Constance Brault.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, September 12, at the Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, 185 Lake Street (off Route 1), Peabody, MA. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions one of the following: Pete Frates #3 Fund for ALS at , the Paralyzed Veterans Association at , or to the Gloucester United Methodist Church, 436 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA 01930.