Ellen Petersen (Lutter)
Written: June 2002 and updated June 2007
My Yearbook Picture
My Computer and I!
At graduation, with Sharon Simpson (Evans).
At graduation, with Mrs. Pastrana.
Well, I was QUIET in high school and I have led a QUIET life raising my family.
After leaving Tottenville High School, I worked for 3½ years as an Executive Secretary at J.P. Morgan, 23 Wall Street, in Manhattan. Later, I joined Pittston Coal Sales Inc., at Battery Place for about 4 years as Secretary to the Chairman of the Board.
In 1967 I married Richard Petersen, then a New York City Patrolman. We lived on Staten Island, in Grant City, and raised our three children. We have two sons, Roy, now 33 and Steven, 32, and a daughter Susan, 25. They all attended New Dorp High School. We also have a granddaughter, Sarah (Susan’s daughter).
I was involved in Little Leagues, New Dorp Moravian Church and PTAs (countless meetings and groups).
My husband retired in '92 as a New York City Detective and we retired to South Jersey at that time. We now live in Manahawkin. Richard sells real estate on Long Beach Island and I am presently babysitting 5 days a week so that Susan can finish her degree.
Steven works for PNC Bank in Mays Landing, NJ and Roy works for Belmont Mills in Charlotte, NC. One is married and one will be married this October 2001!!
I have been married 34 years and met my husband Richard on Staten Island, in Kindergarten at PS 29 in Castleton Corners - now here we are!!
My life has been relatively quiet, with just a few of the "bumps" a family faces now and again. I am totally enjoying catching up with all of you, including my brother Paul '67, and sister Carol '58, through this modern machine - computers are wonderful! I need to be RE-TRAINED !!!!!!!!!
My husband Richard and I, 1998.
My family, 1998. Rear left, my brother Paul ’67 and his wife, my sister Carol ’58 and her husband.
My granddaughter Sarah and I.