Soldotna area resident Brian L. Peck died suddenly Thursday, June 6, 2002, at his home south of Soldotna. He was 62.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Spruce Grove Memorial Park Cemetery at Mile 3 of Kalifornsky Beach Road near Kasilof. Pastor Herb Schaan will officiate at the service. A reception will follow the service from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Kenai Elks Lodge in Kenai.
Mr. Peck was born Oct. 26, 1939, in Anchorage. He graduated from Anchorage High School. Mr. Peck worked at his family's aircraft business until 1969. He then owned and operated the Preflight Room and Airport Caf until he purchased the Katmai Motel in Kenai. He owned the Katmai until 1981 when he began working in the oil field industry until his retirement in 1999.
Mr. Peck was a member of the Lutheran Church, Kenai Elks Lodge and the Quiet Birdman Aviation Group. He also did a lot of charitable work for numerous organizations. He thoroughly enjoyed being surrounded by his family and had a lifelong love of aviation.
"Brian was a beloved family man who will be greatly missed by the many people he knew in the area. Brian was a very outgoing person who never met a stranger and always lent a helping hand wherever he could," his family said.
Mr. Peck is survived by his wife of 44 years, Nancy; sons, Randy and his wife, June, and Gregory and his wife, Lori; daughter, Jodi; his mother, Althea "Babs" Peck; aunt, Mary Archer; sister, Gail Petersen; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; father-in-law, Richard Albers; sisters-in-law, Mary and Sally Albers; and brother-in-law, Alan Kemble.
Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Peck's name to the charity of one's choice.
Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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