Richard Charles Peck
Richard Peck, 75, of Cincinnati, Ohio passed away on April 30, 2018 in Ft. Myers, Florida. Richard was the son of Richard E. Peck and Virginia (Snyder) Peck. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio but raised in Bethel, Ohio where he graduated from Bethel Tate High School. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served as a radioman on the USS Newport News CA-148. She was the last all-gun heavy cruiser in commission in US Naval history. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy he returned home and began a job he loved. He became a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service and would often remark how very lucky he was to have a job that he loved. Richard was an active member of the NALC (National Association of Letter Carriers) Union and was a gold card holder. Gold cards are awarded to people who have been active members for 50 years. When Richard retired he had worked as a letter carrier for 34 years and still loved his job and his Union. During his retirement he traveled to Ft. Myers, Florida in the winter to avoid the dreary cold winters in Cincinnati. In Florida he became a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 964 and the American Legion Post 274. These fraternal organizations provided him with new friends to share enjoyable gatherings. But he still missed his Cincinnati Thirsty Thursday Crew and spoke with them each week to catch up on news. AKA gossip.
Richard is survived by his wife of 52 years Peggy (Kells) Peck and his children Peggy Coburn and Rick Peck. He will be missed by his beautiful granddaughters Alexa and Breanna Coburn. Richard had 5 siblings Donna Jones (decd), Bill Peck (decd), Jeannie Haberthear, Tom Peck and Mike Peck (decd). And several nieces and nephews.
Per his wishes no visitation or service will be held at this time.
Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral & Cremation Services are assisting the family with final tributes and arrangements.
I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.