Harold C. Peck, a lifelong native of Plymouth, died on June 15, 2013. He was preceded in death by Eileen W. Peck, his spouse for thirty-nine years and by Ms. Rita Smith his life companion and friend for twenty-three years.Rita and Harold had resided in Englewood, Florida. Harold was born on August 31, 1921 in Plymouth to Warren H. and Mary (Costa) Peck. He graduated from Plymouth High School in the class of 1939. Harold was one of four brothers, the late Warren Peck of Largo, Florida, the late Kenneth W. Peck of Plymouth and Ronald R. Peck and his wife Bonnie of Plymouth. At the age of 21 Harold enlisted in the United States Air Corp and in 1942 was assigned to the Photographic Section (stationed at Craig Field) Selma, Alabama. After his tour of duty was completed, he returned to Plymouth where he was a self-employed residential contractor and master carpenter for 46 years. After his retirement from the contractor business, Harold accepted a position with the maintenance department of Plymouth-Carver Schools. He retired from that position in 1986. He continued his love of building and repairing by always being ready to help others with their projects. Harold and Eileen were very active in the American Legion Post 40. Harold was a past Commander of American Legion Post 40, and past District 10 Commander of American Legion. He was a gold-life member, and also belonged to AMVets, and Elks Lodge #2710 Rotunda, Florida. In 1989 Harold moved to Englewood, Florida where he resided with his close friend, Rita Smith, until her death in 2012. Harold is survived by his son, Kenneth and wife Debbie, his granddaughters Laura Peck and Joanne Strohmann and husband Joseph, and his great-grandsons, Andrew and Ryan Strohmann. Cremation will precede a private interment in Vine Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Harolds memory may be made to Cranberry Hospice, 36 Cordage Park Cir. Suite 326, Plymouth, MA 02360. On-line condolences may be made at richarddavisfuneral home.com.
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Published in Old Colony Memorial from June 18 to June 25, 2013