Bernard “Bucky” McPeak
Bernard “Bucky” McPeak, 94, of Sun City West, Arizona passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2008, at the Hospice of Arizona in Sun City.
He was born in Wellsville, Ohio, on July 3, 1913, the son of the late James and Theresa Brophy McPeak; he was a 1932 graduate of Wellsville High School and had lived most of his life in the Beaver, Pa. area before moving to Arizona in 1982. While in Beaver, he worked as Sales Manager for the Keystone Bakery in Bridgewater. Mr. McPeak was also a Veteran, serving with the Navy Seabee’s during WW II.
Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Ila Householder McPeak, a son, Don, and his wife, Elaine, two sisters, Mary Ann Fredricks of Wellsville and Regina “Peggy” Kreefer of East Liverpool, two granddaughters, Diane Sorden and her husband, Steve, and Denise Pryde and her husband, Gary. Five great grandchildren, Tyler, Clarissa, Austin, Stephen, and Adam.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James McPeak and a sister, Margaret Snyder.
There were few strangers in “Bucky’s” life. His sparkling eyes, Irish humor, and love of life will be deeply mourned by his sorrowing friends and family.
Services will be held at the Wellsville Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Thursday, January 17, 2006 at 2:00 PM with Fr. Bernard Gaeta of Immaculate Conception Church officiating.
Family will be present to receive friends at the Wellsville Chapel from 1:00 PM until time of services on Thursday.