LOCAL TV ICON DIED TODAY AT 86


Tom Peterson and his wife Gloria. Tom was born in Saint Paul, MN.

Tom Peterson was a retailer, pitchman and television personality in Portland,
Oregon
. He opened his first store in 1964, which grew to a regional consumer electronics, home appliance and furniture chain in the 1970s. His memorable
television commercials and unusual promotions made him a widely recognized personality in the Portland area by the 1980s. He had suffered from Parkinson’s
disease
and sometimes used a walker or a wheelchair.

 

                 

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