In Memory

Paul Peak

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10/24/14 07:14 AM #1    

Leigh Lockwood


1923 - 2014

Paul Peak, retired U.S. Coast Guard Officer, died October 19, 2014 with his beloved wife Jane at his side. Born March 19, 1923, he served 33 years in the Coast Guard including participation in World War II. He married Jane Wood Worley on June 8, 1944, and they enjoyed 70 years of married life together. He served at the national level in The Retired Officers Association, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Clan Ross Foundation, and Palatines to America.

He leaves three children: Roger W. Peak (wife Leandra) of Arlington, VA, Lucy Nicol Peak Birch (husband Cris) of Vienna, VA, and Martha Peak Helman (husband Frank) of Boothbay Harbor, ME; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild; plus three brothers and their families.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Vinson Hall, 6251 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Contributions may be made to the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22204 or the Navy-Marine-Coast Guard Residence Foundation, 6251 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22101.

Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 23, 2014

Paul Reed Peak, Jr.  was interred at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday Jun 2, 2015. 



An active Washington Map Society member and supporter since 1990, his interests were “genealogical; 17, 18, & 19 c. Germany & British Isles; 17 & 18 c. N England & Mid-Atlantic states; 19 c. Midwest / auction sales of maps; charting coastal waters.”


11/06/14 05:46 PM #2    

Thomas Sander

Following Obituary appeared in the Washington Post , Thursday November 6, 2014, page B7:

Paul R. Peak Jr., Coast Guard captain

Paul R. Peak Jr., 91, who served in the Coast Guard for more than three decades, including in the Mediterranean during World War II, before retiring as a captain in 1974, died Oct. 19 at a military retirement residence in McLean, Va. The cause was congestive heart failure, said a daughter, Marty Peak Helman.

A Denver native, Capt. Peak served on assignments in the North Atlantic and the North Pacific, the Sea of Japan and the gulfs of Alaska and Mexico. He belonged to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington and held leadership positions with the group now known as the Military Officers Association of America and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, as well as with the Clan Ross Association and Palatines to America, both genealogical and cultural heritage organizations.

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