Donald Leonard Peak
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AGE: 79 • Mocksville, N.C.
Mr. Donald Leonard Peak, 79, of Redwood Drive, died unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at WFBH - Davie Hospital. He was born April 7, 1933 in Long Branch, NJ to the late Leonard and Helen Matthews Peak. Mr. Peak was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean Conflict. After retiring as the owner/operator of Peak's Garage, Mr. Peak drove a school bus for Shore Regional High School in West Long Branch. Mr. Peak was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was a former fire chief of West Long Branch Fire Dept. Mr. Peak was a member of Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club, where he was a Hall of Fame recipient. He was a longterm owner of stock cars that raced in NJ speedways and was an avid supporter of the sport.
Mr. Peak is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joyce J. Peak of the home; two daughters, Paula O'Rorke and Kristy Herbert (Jeff), all of Mocksville; a sister, Mildred Remick of Eatontown; and two granddaughters, Shawna and Kimberly O'Rorke of Mocksville.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at Eaton Funeral Chapel, Mocksville, with the Rev. John Huneycutt officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday, at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, they request that memorials be considered for Shore Regional High School Hurricane Relief Fund, 132 State Route 36, West Long Branch, NJ 07764. Online condolences may be made at www.eatonfuneralservice.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Dec. 8, 2012