Mr. Douglas N. Peck, 78, of 156 Lawrence Ave, Saratoga Springs, formerly of West Hatfield Street, passed away early Friday morning, February 26, 2011, at his home in Saratoga Springs, where he had resided since July 2010.
Doug was born April 25, 1932 in Moira, the son of the late C. Reginald and Ruba A. Johnson Peck. He attended Massena Schools. Doug served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. On January 30, 1952, he married Shirley E. Faraday, who predeceased him on March 5, 1986. He married Janet Ashley Cruickshank in 1990, and she passed away on July 16, 2010.
Doug was an electrician for Reynolds Metal Company for many years until his retirement. He was always very active with the Massena Rescue Squad, having served as an assistant chief. Doug was also a founder and board member of the Twin Rivers Credit Union. He enjoyed membership in the V.F.W. and Amvets.
He loved NASCAR racing, camping, boating and fishing, water skiing, and traveling. He also loved his grandchildren, big family gatherings, and his pets, especially his faithful dog Freddie.
Doug will truly be missed by his five children, Paula and Anthony Langon of Glenville NY, James M. and Cathy Peck of Rochester NY, David R. and Tina Peck of Saratoga Springs, Karen and Jon Foster of Greenfield, NY, Kandi Peck of Massena and a daughter-in-law, Eva Thompson of Massena. He is also survived by three step-children, Charles Cruickshank of Massena, John Cruickshank of Malta, NY, Connie Deon of Ind. and a brother, Charles E. and Carolyn Peck of Crestwood, KY; 11 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.
Doug was predeceased by two sons, Stanley in June 1972, and Allan H. Peck on December 14, 1985; a sister, Doris Storie; a granddaughter, Shellyann O’Shea, on August 22, 1978, and a step-son, Earl Cruickshank, Jr., on March 31, 1994.
Friends may call on Monday, February 28 from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where funeral services will follow at 4:00 p.m., with Rev. Lee Sweeney officiating. Burial will be held in the spring at Pine Grove Cemetery, Area 2, Massena.
Memorial contributions may be made Woodlawn Commons at 156 Lawrence Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY or Hospice of Saratoga County, or the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be made online at www.donaldsonfh.com.