Edward PECK
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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.
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 dailypress.com/guestbooks.

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Published in Daily Press from Jun. 27 to Jun. 28, 2012.
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June 30, 2012
Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I'll miss you, until we meet again! (Until then enjoy your time with Grandma) Thanks for all of the memories that you created for me. I love you!
Jackie Merlino
June 30, 2012
Edward was a true gentleman and a lifelong servant of the Lord. I have no doubt that he and dad are trading old stories at this very moment. My first recollection unfortunately was when my dad passed and he helped to guide me through some stormy days. I never have nor will I ever forget his graciuosness and his unassuming personality, he was an inspiration to me at that time and throughtout our various other get togethers and even more so now that I've rejoined my own journey to find peace in the Lord. Godspeed Edward, I'll miss you as will many others. I pray I will see you again when my day arrives.
Harvey Peck
June 28, 2012
Uncle Peck was always a great influence on my life and set a wonderful example. I have such fond memories of times spent at their home during family gatherings and also several days at a time when my parents had to be out of town when I was young. I believe the one thing that had always impressed me was the way Uncle Peck would go out of his way to help people, stop by and make sure they were doing okay, run errands for them, just being their friend. His 'neighborhood' was extensive. I will miss him and his sense of humor. My prayers are with Carolyn, Dale and all of the family.
Brenda Perkins
June 27, 2012
I will miss Uncle Edward but I will always have wonderful memories of him throughout my life. He always said the prayer at family gatherings and I never heard him speak an unkind word. He personally helped me during the time of my mothers early death and especially during my fathers illness and death. Uncle Edward - you were always there for me and I will always be grateful. You were a faithful Christian who loved the Lord and loved your family. Peace. Love Beth Peck Parsons
Beth Peck
June 27, 2012
Carolyn and Robbie: So sorry for the loss of your dad. Your mom and dad left you such a wonderful legacy. I know of no one that was married 71 years. Your mom is happy this morning. Blessings, peace, and comfort to you at this time. Penney
Penney Martin
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