Patricia S. Peck


Patricia Ann Sexton Peck, 79, a long-time resident of Dayton OH, who was born in Rome NY, on September 9, 1940, to Harlow Rhys and Beulah Edna Garner Sexton, died in the Heritagespring Healthcare Center in West Chester OH, on August 29, 2020, after a long illness.

She was graduated with honors from Rome Free Academy in 1958, received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Rochester in 1962, and a Master of Education degree from Syracuse University in 1963. She taught middle school science in Irondequoit NY, until retiring to raise her sons.

On July 22, 1967, in the First Presbyterian Church, Rome, she married Edward Charles Peck, an engineer from Buffalo NY, whom she met during the Blizzard of 1966 while snowed in at a ski resort at Whiteface Mountain. The Pecks resided in Rochester and Oakland MD, before moving to Dayton in 1982, where they became active members and elders of the Faith Presbyterian Church of Huber Heights. Patty was the church’s organist and Director of Music, as well as a member of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Chorus. She sang at Carnegie Hall and traveled to Eastern Europe on a concert tour with the Chorus.

Patty is survived by her sons, Daniel Charles Peck (Stacy), Lebanon OH, and Thomas Harlow Peck, Dayton; grandchildren, Rhys, Rian and Kathryn, Lebanon; brother, Glen Sexton (Catherine), and sister, Norine Sexton, Rome; sister, Elaine Brettell (David), New York City; cousins, Neil Garner (Alma), Canton NY, and Karen Lockhart (Paul), Rochester; nieces, Amber Laremore (William), Guilderland NY, and Andrea Patron (Peter), and great-nephew, Gabriel Patron, New York City. Her husband died February 17, 2020.

A memorial service is planned for a later date due to the pandemic restrictions.


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