2017-02-15 / Obituaries

Lewis Peck

An outpouring of sadness and fond remembrance filled social media outlets last week as news of the death of Lewis E. Peck spread through the Phoenicia community.

Peck, 40, of Route 28, Phoenicia died Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 as a result of injuries sustained in a logging accident.

“Lewie” was a native and lifelong resident who was born in Kingston on August 27, 1976, a son of Lois Kaufman Peck and the late Amasa Peck. A graduate of Onteora High School, he was a woodsman and logger, who had a keen sense of nature, and could fix most everything. As an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed both hunting and fishing. He had been very active with the draft horse community all across the United States. However, his passion had become working with his daughter,

Morgan and their mini horses. He had been a member of both the New York and Connecticut Pulling Ponies and Mini Horse Associations. He was a kind-hearted individual with a ‘can-do’ spirit who loved his family.

Surviving in addition to his mother, Lois are his fiancé, Rhonda Hurlbert; a daughter, Morgan Peck; a sister, Charlotte Peck of ME, and an uncle, Alfred Peck. His in-laws, and several cousins also survive.

A service to celebrate the life of Lewie was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12 at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home, 87 Main Street, Phoenicia with the Rev. Ralph Darmstadt as celebrant.

Spring interment is planned in the family plot at the Shandaken Rural Cemetery.

For those who would like to assist the family, the Lewis Peck Memorial Funds has been set-up at the Key Bank, 53 Main St., Phoenicia, NY 12464.

You may share a condolence with the family on his memorial page at gormleyfuneralhome.com.

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