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Former Fairview Fire Chief Craig Peterson Dies, 61

Craig Peterson, former Fairview fire chief and longtime firefighter, died on Nov. 5.
Craig Peterson, former Fairview fire chief and longtime firefighter, died on Nov. 5. Photo Credit: GOFUNDME Anthony Peterson

FAIRVIEW, N.J. — Craig William Peterson of Fairview died on Sunday, Nov. 5. He was 61.

The Teaneck native served as a volunteer Fairview firefighter for 42 years, and was chief in 1989 and 2005. He worked for the Bergen County Utilities Association for 28 years and was a member and a former commander of the American Legion Post 365.

He is survived by his son, Anthony Peterson and his wife, Paulina; sister, Debbie Buttacavole and her husband James; and his nephew, Daniel Buttacavole.

Services and interment were on Thursday.

More than $5,700 had been raised on a GoFundMe for Peterson as of Friday evening.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, @www.cancer.org.

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