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David E. “Mort” Peck 03/08/2017

David E. “Mort” Peck
David E. “Mort” Peck, 74, of DeKalb Junction, died on March 8, 2017. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Sunday, March 12, 2017, 1 PM, at the DeKalb Junction Fire Department, Pastor Bill Scott officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery. He is survived by daughters, Vicki and her husband Buddy Bice of Gouverneur, Marjorie Hosmer and Cindy Pickard of Canastota, Betty Jo Peck and Everett Stowell of Detroit, Michigan, step children, Albert Gamer of Hackettown, New Jersey, Millie and her husband Michael Smith of Canton, Susan Gamer Forbes and her husband William Forbes of DeKalb Junction, Naomi and her husband Robert Drake of DeKalb Junction, a brother, Carlton and his wife Carley Peck of Heuvelton, grandchildren, Catherine and her husband Erik Bice, Stephanie Stowell, Jennifer Stowell, John David Stowell, Maison Pankey, Roshelle Drake, Robert Drake III, Abagail Drake, William Forbes, Justin Forbes, Natasha Faunce, Amber Smith, Jordan Smith, Nick Whitney, Ryan Faunce, several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, David E. Peck Jr, a brother,  a sister Marjorie Blackburn, another sister and step mother Helen Peck. Mort was born on July 12, 1942 in Gouverneur, the son of the late Elmer and Isabella M. King Peck, he graduated from Gouverneur High School. He married Eva Austin in November of 1968, which ended in divorce, he was with Virginia Gamer from 1980-1992. David worked at the Hermon ARC as a printer for 35+ years, retiring in 2009, and prior to that he worked at a slaughterhouse in Gouverneur and the Gouverneur Movie Theatre as a projectionist. He was a 25+ year member of the DeKalb Junction Volunteer Fire Department, Gouverneur Bowling League for 15 years, Ogdensburg Bowling League for 10 years, and the Gouverneur and Hermon Fast Slow Pitch Softball League for 20+ years. He loved being a fireman. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the DeKalb Junction Volunteer Fire Department.

  1. Steve Sherry
    March 9th, 2017 at 21:24 | #1

    I remember Mort from when my Dad, Tom Sherry, and a group of guys play basketball at the West Side School gym…..I used to watch them a lot….Mort used to put me on his shoulders so I could make a basket…..he, like the whole family, was a really nice guy…..my condolences to all of his famiky, and friends….

  2. Kevin Wells
    March 9th, 2017 at 23:19 | #2

    Always there to help his community, always there to assist a Deputy Sheriff or Trooper with traffic at an accudent scene. RIP Mort

  3. March 10th, 2017 at 18:02 | #3

    Our Sincere Condolences to family in this sad time. He was a good person and willing to help anyone in need, RIP Mort.

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