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Services for Earl C. Peacock Jr., 69, Brighton Fire District Commissioner and a retired plant manager, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Lester H. Wedekindt Funeral Home, 3290 Delaware Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Burial will be in Elmlawn Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.

He died Wednesday (March 22, 1995) in his Town of Tonawanda home.

Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Bennett High School and served as an Army Air Forces navigator in World War II. He served from July 1943 until June 1946 and saw action with the 380th Bomb Group, 531st Squadron, 5th Air Force. He served in occupied Japan for several months and was a first lieutenant when separated from the service.

He operated his own carpentry and general contracting company until 1975, when he became plant manager for Battenfeld American, manufacturer of greases and lubricants. He retired in 1987.

He moved to the Town of Tonawanda in 1954 and became a member of Brighton Fire Company in 1957. He was chief of the volunteer company in 1966 and again in 1975. He had served as a lieutenant in 1958-59 and a captain in 1960-61. He became a fire commissioner in 1976 and held that post at the time of his death.

He was a member of the International Fire Chiefs Association and numerous local and area fire associations.

Surviving are his wife, the former Shirley Kring; three daughters, Suzanne Robertson of Missouri, Sharon Bistoff of Depew and Beth Mazur of Philadelphia; three sons, Gary of California, Dwayne of the Town of Tonawanda and Jeffrey of Hamburg; and 10 grandchildren.


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