lucky you - your browser doesnt play annoying midis

06/27/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Edward Peck

Edward Peck
(d. 25 June 2012)

Newport News High School Class of February 1939

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 There is more sad news today.       Edward Peck, Class of February 1939, passed away in Hampton on Monday, June 25, 2012.  He was predeceased by his brothers, Robert Peck,    Raymond Peck, Class of June 1942, and    Sidney Peck, Class of February 1944.

From the Daily Press - 06/27/12:

          Edward Peck


    HAMPTON - Edward Peck passed away to be with his wife and heavenly father on June 25, 2012.

He was a Peninsula native and resident. Also he was drum major, class president and commencement speaker at Newport News High School and a member of First Friends Church, serving in many capacities including 40 years as Sunday school superintendent. He was a licensed real estate broker and president of Edward Peck realty for 48 years, prior to that he worked at The Daily Press for 25 years. An Army veteran of WWII, he was devoted to life long learning.

Preceded in death by his wife of 71 years Eleanor R. Peck; his parents, Gay and Wesley Peck; and brothers, Robert, Raymond and Sidney Peck; survivors include his daughter, Carolyn Schwartz and her husband Robbie; his son, Dale Peck and his wife Betsy; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. .
Edward Peck
  His family and friends will miss his good natured manner and strong desire to make everyone comfortable and smile.

The family would like to thank doctors Todd Weisman, Mark Clark and Edu Mohammed for their compassionate care. He enjoyed his time at the Devonshire and the friends he made while he was there.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2012, at First Friends Church. Interment with military honors will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Lighthouse of Collier, a center assisting those with blindness and vision loss to live independently, at 424 Bayfront Pl., Naples, FL 34102. The volunteer executive director of the Lighthouse of Collier is Edward's granddaughter, Kathleen Peck. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from June 27 to June 28, 2012.. (There were five entries in the Guest Book; regrettably, most were lost.) 

View Guest Book

June 27, 2012 

Uncle Peck was always a great influence on my life and set.....

~ Brenda Perkins

June 27, 2012

I will miss Uncle Edward but I will always have wonderful.....

~ Beth Peck

June 27, 2012

Carolyn and Robbie: So sorry for the loss of your dad.....

~  Penney Martin

June 27, 2012

Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They ....
~ Jackie Merlino

June 27, 2012

Edward was a true gentleman and a lifelong servant of the.....

~ Harvey Peck

June 28, 2012


   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the Peck family and their friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


 (And Did Those Feet In Ancient Times)

Words by William Blake (1757-1827)
And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England's mountain green?
And was the holy Lamb of God
On England's pleasant pastures seen?
And did the countenance divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here
Among those dark satanic mills?

Bring me my bow of burning gold!
Bring me my arrows of desire!
Bring me my spear! O clouds, unfold!
Bring me my chariot of fire!
I will not cease from mental fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,
Till we have built Jerusalem
In England's green and pleasant land.

"And Did Those Feet in Ancient Times" lyrics and midi courtesy of

at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/26/04

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Back to NNHS Newsletters - 2012

Return to NNHS Class of 1965