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Bill Peck

July 19, 1949September 26, 2020
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Bill Peck, 71, passed away unexpectedly on 9/26/2020. Bill was born on July 19, 1949 in Norwich, NY, and grew up in New Berlin, NY, until his family later moved to Sherburne, NY. He graduated from New Berlin High School, and later received his BA from Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA. He was employed by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation from July 1975 until his retirement in November 2005. Bill was predeceased by his parents Barbara and Don Peck, and survived by his wife, Patricia (Harrigan) Peck of Sherburne and daughter Tamara (Peck) Carroll and son-in-law Edmund Carroll of London, England , siblings Tom Peck of Sherrill, NY, Claudia Peck of Schuylerville, NY, Jennifer (Peck) Jacobsen of Morris, NY, along with many in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Bill spent all of his life with a passion for fly fishing, hunting, travelling, and caring for the environment. He was a member of Trout Unlimited and the NFLCC.

He was a devoted husband and father who will be missed every day.

Memorial donations may be made in Bill’s honour to the Audubon Society or Trout Unlimited.

Special thanks from the family to Sheriff’s Deputy Eaton and the Norwich EMT’s for their care and compassion.

A memorial service for Bill will take place at 2:00 pm on Friday, October 2nd, at R.J. Fahy Funeral Home, 116 N. Broad St. Norwich. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 1:00 pm until the time of service.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 2, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, October 2, 2020

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chuck drake

October 6, 2020

To all the Pecks my sincere condolences. I worked with Bill (Merle) in the mid 1970's doing wildlife habitat improvement via title 10. The job was to go into remote state lands and open up old apple orchards for deer and pile the brush (trees) for habitat. We were a motley crew. Somehow I got Bill to tell me his real name was Merle, I guess he didn't like it, so thats what I called him from then on. Bill ran the chain saw and I cleaned up behind him as I declined to use the dangerous tool. We talked alot while sharpening the chain and it got dull really fast and during lunch breaks. I appreciated Bill's wise ass humor and intelligence, we were a motley crew. After the 3 or so months of that job I never saw Bill much, many of the photo's brought back those days. So Sorry.

Debbie Farrow

October 1, 2020

My heart breaks for Patti and Tamara's loss.
I first knew Bill from working with Patti but got to know him better as my daughters softball coach.
Anyone that knew Bill knew what a great husband, father and friend he was. What many probably don't know is what wonderful coach he was and the impact he made on a bunch of young girls. When Bill and Patti invited my daughter Kadie to join their softball team we didn't realize what a memorable experience it would be. Bill didn't just coach them to win but what it meant to work hard, have fun and be a team. He will certainly be missed by anyone that knew him.

Carlos Seidner

September 30, 2020

I met Bill at a lure show back in 1998 or 99. We became good friends and enjoyed countless fishing trips, antique shows etc. We spoke at least once or twice a week and shared many of the same opinions about things in general. Bill guided me through some really rough times and always stood by my side. After hearing of his passing I realized Bill was much more than a friend, He was the Big brother I never had. I miss him already. RIP Bill you will always be in my thoughts

Sandy Stensland Netto

September 30, 2020

I am so sorry to have learned about your loss. Although many years have past, I have fond memories of our many family Thanksgiving celebrations. Bill had a very distinct laugh, and I always enjoyed hearing stories as well as the laughter that was present. I miss those family get togethers. Rest in peace cousin. My sincere heartfelt sympathy to the entire Peck family.
God Bless.
Love,
Sandy

Danna Dickinson

September 30, 2020

I was a stranger from Texas at the antique festival in Bouckville, N.Y. when I met Patti, Bill and Tamara Peck. They were loving, generous and lots of fun. We became good friends. They took me into their family. I’ve stayed at their home many times and I love them dearly. I can’t express how sad I am for the whole family . The world has a whole in it where Bill used to be. I will miss your kindness and wittiness. I will miss you Bill.

Marci Novak

September 29, 2020

To Bill's family I send my thoughts and prayers to you all. Bill was such a joy-filled kid growing up and though I hadn’t seen him in years, his picture shows him the way I always thought he would be. Tom, it’s also been years since seeing you but know I’m thinking of you. Hoping memories of Bill help comfort you all in the days to come. Thinking of you, Marci

Barb Porter Berdzinski

September 29, 2020

I was so sorry to learn of Bill’s passing. My sisters and I grew up around the corner from Bill and his family. We spent a lot of time playing games and spending our childhood together. I always remember Bill as having a great time and making people laugh wherever he was. I am so sorry for his family. He was such a big part of my childhood.

Karen Meyers

September 29, 2020

What a shock to hear. Patti and Billy were two of the first friends that welcomed us to Sherburne in 1981! We were so grateful. Enjoyed many years of friendship. Our deepest sympathy to Patti and Tamara. May the many years of memories comfort you.
Karen and Mike Meyers

Thomas Swerdan

September 29, 2020

I am so sorry Patty, Tamara, and all of Bills family. I shared a lot of laughs with Bill over the years that we worked together. We would often go on overnight trips to Albany or someplace, and having Bill there always helped add lots of laughs. Even that fall when his beloved Red Sox beat my Yankees, I cherish the memory of getting to watch a couple of those games with him. He is also the one that got me hooked on that old show "24" when he had to rush back to hotel room to watch it. I am so happy I got to see him at my retirement party, which I wanted to be just like his party- low key and laid back. I will dearly miss Bill.

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