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GEORGETOWN Gerald T. McPeake passed away peacefully on Friday, December 8, 2018 at Milford Center.

Gerald was born in Welch, WV son of the late Pierce and Grace Jane (Stone) McPeake.

Gerald worked as the auto mechanics instructor for many years at Sussex Vo-Tech and retired in 1987. Gerald had a knowledge and love of auto mechanics like no other. He had enjoyed farming, was an avid rose gardener, and enjoyed traveling. He and his wife had taken several cross-country trips never coming or going the same way twice. Gerald also had received his pilots license and was involved with Civil Air Patrol. He thoroughly enjoyed flying. Gerald was a man of many talents, headstrong and stubborn at times, but also able to calm any situation with his gentle and quiet spirit. He also served and was honorably discharged from the US Navy. Gerald was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church, the Masonic Lodge, as well as Nur Temple.

In addition to his parents, Gerald is preceded in death by a son, Danny McPeake of Wilmington, Del; and four siblings; Richard McPeake of Pineville, WV, Eugene McPeake of Shady Spring, WV, Shirley Lindsey of Keyser, WV and Faye Michael of Columbus, OH.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Carolina McPeake; a daughter, Cara McPeake, of Newark, Del; three step-children, Roy Morgan (Barbara), of Wilmington, Del, Tina Barnett (Rush), of Ellicott City, MD, and Carolyn Lingo (Jim) of Milford, Del; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

A visitation will be held from 6-8pm on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, 609 E. Market Street, Georgetown, Del 19947; as well as Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 9-10am at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 202 Edward Street, Georgetown, Del 19947 with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am. Burial with military honors will immediately follow at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro, Del.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Geralds memory are welcome to be made to: Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or Home of the Brave, 6632 Sharps Road, Milford, DE 19963.
Published on December 11, 2017
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