Paul H. McPeek
NEWARK: A funeral service for Paul H. McPeek, age 58, of Newark, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 30, at the Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Ed Lopeman officiating.
Paul passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware, Ohio, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born July 1, 1954 in Newark, Ohio.
A 1972 graduate of Newark High School, Paul had been an insurance adjuster with the Erie Insurance Group for the past twenty years. He was formerly employed by Jim Grady Pontiac, owned McPeek's Body Shop for many years and had also been employed with Ervin Auto Body.
Paul enjoyed home renovation, being outdoors and working with his hands. An avid classic car enthusiast, Paul loved restoring classic automobiles and was an accomplished car painter. His dream project was the restoration of a Studebaker Golden Hawk.
Paul spent his life living to help others. He will be remembered as always going out of his way to help anyone in need and he was there to help wherever and whenever he was needed. True to his caring nature, Paul gave the gift of life and hope to others as an organ and tissue donor through Lifeline of Ohio.
A loving husband, father, son, brother and friend, he will be missed by his bride of 39 years, Sue McPeek; two amazing children and their spouses, Erik and Kristen McPeek of Delaware and Alexis and Jeff Mollica of Blaine, Minnesota; his mother, JoAnn (Bell) McPeek of Newark; two brothers, James McPeek of Xenia and Brady (Tracey) McPeek of Heath; two sisters, Joyce (Kevin) Lennon of Newark and Bonnie (Rick) Kitzman of Roanoke, Texas; many nieces and nephews; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Galen and Joann Gault of Utica; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mike and Ruth Gault of Reno, Nevada, Dennis and Cathy Gault of Miamisburg, Roger and Carol Gault of Reston, Virginia, Doug and Rhonda Gault of Saint Louisville and Brenda and Doug Daley of Lima; and lifelong friends, Jack and Debby Pryor of Newark.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ross E. McPeek, on February 16, 2011.
Friends may call from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29, at the funeral home, 59 North Fifth Street, Newark.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
of Central Ohio, 471 East Broad St., Suite 1630, Columbus, OH 43215.
Please visit www.hendersonvanatta.com to view a memorial and to leave a message of condolence for the McPeek family.
Published in the Advocate from August 28 to August 30, 2012