Thomas Charles Peters, a longtime Folsom resident, passed away peacefully at his home in El Dorado Hills, CA, on July 31, 2015. He was 85 years old. Tom was born in Bisbee Arizona, on 10/2/29, to Thomas and Gertrude Peters who originally emigrated from England. Tom spent his childhood in Bisbee along with his older sister Violet. After graduating from Bisbee high school, he enlisted in the Service as a Naval Corpsman. He assisted with X-rays and surgical procedures on Air Craft Carriers like the Valley Forge, during the Korean War. Once discharged, he returned to Arizona and worked in a hospital for a short time until he decided to relocate to California. There he married the love of his life, Marjorie, and started a family. Soon afterwards he attended Don Martin School of Radio and Television and was a Film Editor for Churchill Wexler Studios. He went on to become a Manager at Patton Studios. While he enjoyed the creativity of film making, the Hollywood lifestyle was not what he wanted for his family. His 1st class Engineers License for Radio and Television qualified him for a position with North American Aviation at Rocketdyne. There he helped test engines used to launch rockets for the space program, which was a job he was proud of his entire life. When the program relocated to Edwards Air force Base, he did not want to move his family there. He loved the trees and the outdoors, so he moved to Northern California instead. He earned his Real-Estate and Insurance License, and opened a State Farm Insurance Business in Folsom, CA where he served the community for 30 years. He was an active member of the Folsom Chamber of Commerce, Folsom Lions Club, Folsom Presbyterian Church and helped oversee the upkeep of the Chung Wha Historical Chinese Cemetery. He enjoyed playing guitar and piano, working on his property, horseback riding, camping, hiking, hunting and fishing. Tom is survived by his wife of 61 years, numerous friends and family, including his son and daughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great granddaughter. He will be remembered as a loving family man, serviceman, businessman, fisherman and friend. In Lieu of Flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shiners Hospital for Children, Snowline Hospice, or the charity of your choice.