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09-13-2002, 09:00 AM
James J. Peters, executive director of the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association (EPVA) in Jackson Heights, New York, died after a short illness on Friday, September 6, 2002, at the Manhattan Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in New York City. He was 57 years old.

Jim had a stroke will attending the annual meetings of the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses, American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologist and Social Workers, and the American Paralysis Society in Las Vegas last week. After being returned to NYC by air ambulance he unfortunately had a second stroke. His whole life was devoted to improving the quality of life of those with SCI, both veterans and non-veterans.

Here is the complete obituary from EPVA:


09-13-2002, 05:49 PM
Jim was a champion for the vets with an SCI as well as a good man. If there was a civilian in need he always found a way to help. His contributions to the SCI community are tremendous and his loss significant. I am sorry I missed this post earlier. Thank you for posting it KLD.

"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today.
It's already tomorrow in Australia!"----- Charles Schultz