Harwich – Howard I. Peach, 94, passed away on July 25, 2016 at the Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis following a massive brain aneurism at his home.
He was the husband of the late Glenna (Makant) Peach who died in 2013. They married in 1943 at the Congregational Church in West Palm Beach FL. He grew up and attended public schools grades 1-12 in Attleboro, MA. He attended Bryant College in Smithfield, RI where he received a BS in Business Administration before volunteering to join the US Army at age 21. He served during WW2 in the 583d Signal Depot Company where he attained the rank of Sergeant and participated in the invasion landing at Normandy. His service ribbons from the European Theater include Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace (Battle of the Bulge), and Central Europe and Occupation of Germany.
Howard was a self-employed manufacturer’s representative for his entire career with a Providence RI based jewelry maker with key customers located throughout the northeastern United States. He and Glenna enjoyed many fine trips around the country traveling in their Airstream RV in their later years, but always loved to return to Cape Cod.
He is survived by two sons, H. Bradford Peach of McKinney, TX and Glenn M. Peach of Kaiserslautern Germany. He is also survived by his sister Beverly Brousseau of Bethany Beach, Delaware as well as three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street in North Attleboro for visitation from 1pm to 2pm on Tuesday, August 2 followed by a prayer service in the funeral home at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery & Arboretum, Attleboro Falls.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of Mt. Hope Cemetery, PO BOX 1012, North Attleboro, MA 02761.