John J. “Jack” Peoples (Peeps), 76, loving husband, father and grandfather, died March 22, 2014 after a long battle with dementia. He is survived by his wife Doris of 53 years, sister Joan Breese, son Scott and his wife Denise, daughter Karen Fisher and grandchildren Abby Peoples, Ellie Peoples, Connor Bonyeau and Brooke Fisher. His greatest joy in life was providing the gift of family time either at Ocean City, N.J., Satellite Beach, Fla., or Walt Disney World.

Jack graduated from Yeadon High School in 1955, attended Bordentown Military Institute, graduated from Lock Haven University and obtained his master’s degree from Michigan State. He spent the majority of his career of 35 years thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to serve the youth of the community as a driver education teacher, assistant principal, athletic director, coach, youth aid panel coordinator and student assistance team member at Springfield High School.

After retirement from Springfield he was the athletic director at Sun Valley High School for seven years. In addition to his time at Springfield and Sun Valley he worked as tour escort for countless high school bands, orchestras and cheerleaders performing at his favorite place on earth, Walt Disney World.

His second joy in life was officiating basketball and baseball at the high school and collegiate level. For his 50 years of service as an official and mentoring new officials, he was inducted into the hall of fame for the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, Delaware County Chapter. He was also inducted into Springfield High School High School Hall of Fame as one of the founders.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 28 at Springfield Presbyterian Church, 356 Summit Road in Springfield where Jack served as a faithful church officer and servant for 28 years. The family will greet friends starting at 5:30 p.m. with a service, officiated by Pastor Jeff Bryan, to follow at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made in Jack’s name to the Springfield High School Athletic Department or Taylor Hospice House, P.O. Box 147, Ridley Park, Pa. 19078. Arrangements are by the Videon Funeral Home.


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