Presley Edward Peek (1921-2017)

Jul 25, 2017 by

Presley Edward Peek (1921-2017)

Presley Edward Peek, known to friends and family as “Pep”, passed away peacefully on July 12, 2017, at the age of 96. He was a beloved member of the community and known to always have a smile on his face, a sparkle in his eyes, and a wonderful sense of humor.

Pep was born in Mokelumne Hill in 1921 to Ruth and Percy Peek He graduated from Calaveras High School in 1939, attending Delta College and Cal Berkeley before enlisting in the Army Air Corps in 1944. He had fond memories of his time as a radio communications technician in World War II.  Pep served in the 115th Squadron where he flew in an Army Air Corps C47 and participated in D-Day, dropping paratroopers in Normandy.  He flew missions in North Africa, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

Pep worked in the beverage distribution business for many years before taking up his 17-year career as a US Postman.  Pep served as a member of the Mokelumne Hill Volunteer Fire Department and was involved with numerous community organizations including E Clampus Vitas and the 20/30 club. In addition to being a loving father and husband, his passion was for the sport of golf.

Pep was preceded in death by wife Florence Genochio Peek and wife Yvonne Luccini Peek.  He is survived by his loving family, son Chris Peek (Joyce) and daughter Karen Turrini (Stephen), six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Peps’ life will be held on Saturday, August 19th, 12: 00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Mokelumne Hill Town Hall, 8283 Main Street, MokelumneHill Hill, CA.  Please join family , friends, and  community for food and conversation.

Pep was loved by all and we will always carry his memory in our hearts.

Donations can be made in his name to the Mokelumne Hill Veterans Memorial District at PO Box 286 or the Mokelumne Hill Community Historical Trust at PO Box 375, Mokelumne Hil , CA. 95245.


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  1. Mark Winkler

    Chris and Karen
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your father Pep.
    Moke Hill is a great place and Pep Peek was a big park of that
    He will truly be missed
    Mark Winkler