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Tom Peterson's family plans memorial service for icon, businessman

COURTESY PHOTO - Portland businessman Tom Peterson, seen here in a 1981 TV commercial, died Monday, July 25, after a battle with Parkinson's disease.The family of Portland businessman Tom Peterson is planning a memorial service for the showman and furniture/electronics store owner who died Monday morning after a battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 86.

Details of the memorial have not been set. Family members announced Peterson’s death Monday, July 25, on his Facebook page, saying he died at about 11:35 a.m.

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