PETER Peter J. Van Norde, age 87 of Duluth, died March 6, 2009. Mr. Van Norde was born Nov. 1, 1921 in Newark, NJ and grew up in Maplewood, NJ. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in aeronautical engineering in 1943. He served in the United States Navy on the Aircraft Carrier USS Suwannee in the Pacific during World War II, and remained an active reservist until the age of 65, retiring as a Captain. He obtained a degree in law in 1953 from Rutgers Law School and Juris Doctor in 1968. He was employed by Curtis Wright Corp. and had a private law practice in Wayne, NJ, serving as Wayne Township attorney in the 1960's. He enjoyed golfing, flying, skiing and art and in recent years, rose gardening, creating a garden at his home in Duluth that was enjoyed by hundreds. Survived by his daughters Linda Van Norde Benoski of Highland Lakes, NJ and Shelley Coyne of Duluth, GA; grandchildren Peter, Renee and Alyssia Benoski, Heather Moulder and Kathleen McCole; great grandchildren, Brielle and Jayden Benoski, Elizabeth and Phoebe Moulder , sister Virginia Wayne of Venice, FL, nephews Larry, Craig and Peter and cousin Virginia Anderson of Alamo, CA. The family will receive friends Monday 5:00 to 8:00 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.