Sumner H. Peck ’41

Sumner H. Peck ’41 died September 11, 2012, at his home in Auburn. He was born on July 1, 1918, in Lewiston, and prepared for college at Lewiston High School and Philips Exeter Academy. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega and Phi Delta Psi fraternities. He served in the 348th Engineer Combat Battalion of the Army, landing on the beaches at Normandy on D-Day and serving in the European campaign until the end of World War II. He served to first lieutenant and was awarded the Croix de Guerre with Palm for his service. He worked for the B. Peck Real Estate Co. He was active in the Kiwanis Club and served for many years as treasurer of the United Baptist Church in Lewiston. In 1963, he was elected chaplain of the Bangor Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars. He is survived by sons William and David Peck and one grandson. He was predeceased in 1977 by Evelyn Smith, his wife of 35 years; in 1986 by his second wife, Shirley Bouchles; and by his sister, Mary Kneeland, in 1989.