Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Russell L. Peak liked to rebuild 'Vettes, Harleys


West High grad was in Air Force

By Rebecca Goodman
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Russell Lee Peak, a member of the Western Hills High School Class of 1965 and an Air Force veteran, died of a heart attack Aug. 19 at the Putnam Community Medical Center in Interlachen, Fla.

He was 55.

Mr. Peak enlisted in the Air Force in 1968 and worked in telecommunications in Anchorage, Alaska, until his honorable discharge in 1972, according to his sister Kathleen Peak of Harrison.

After his discharge, he worked as a computer technician for Data Serve in Corpus Christi, Texas, until multiple disabilities forced him to retire.

Mr. Peak was an avid bowler and enjoyed rebuilding Corvettes and Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

He had lived in Interlachen for the past two years.

In addition to his sister Kathleen, he is survived by another sister: Linda Cioffi of White Oak.

A burial with military honors was at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla.

Memorials: American Heart Association, 210 N.W. 75th Drive, Suite 1, Gainesville, FL 32607.

E-mail rgoodman@enquirer.com




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