2019-01-10 / Obituaries

Harlan H. Peck

Mercersburg, 69

Harlan Harry Peck, 69, Mercersburg, died Friday, December 28, 2018, in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, Pa., after battling cancer for nearly two months.

He was born April 2, 1949, in Mercersburg, and resided in the Mercersburg area throughout his life.

He was a 1968 graduate of James Buchanan High School where he played soccer and ran track.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army during his senior year, after being drafted, and served until 1971. He re-enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve and retired after 20 years of military service as a non-commissioned officer with the rank of E-6. He also retired from Letterkenny Army Depot after 30 years of service. After his retirement from Letterkenny, he worked at Mason Dixon Auto Auction until the time of his death.

He enjoyed his beloved grandchildren, his Christmas tree farm, hunting, tractors, and attending auctions.

Surviving are two sons:, Shane H. Peck (Tina), Mercersburg, and Shawn M. (Diane) Peck, Shippensburg; and four grandchildren: Isaiah Peck, Willow Peck, Ashton Peck, and Oakley Peck; six siblings: Ronnie and Marla Peck, both of Mercersburg; Gary Peck, McConnellsburg; Karen Shannon, Chambersburg; Dennis Peck, Myerstown; and Jerle Peters, St. Thomas.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Peck Sr., and his mother, Marden (Schooley) Peck; and two brothers: Roy Jr. and Leslie Peck.

His Christian faith was forged in childhood by his mother and church attendance. He will be deeply missed by his children, grandchildren, family and friends.

Funeral services were held December 31, at 1 p.m., at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Mercersburg. Rev. Shawn Peck officiated. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

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