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 YeadonHigh School in 1955, attended
Bordentown Military Institute, graduated from LockHavenUniversity
and obtained his master’s degree from MichiganState. 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 ValleyHigh 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 with a
service, officiated by Pastor Jeff Bryan, to follow at
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
Arrangements are by the Videon Funeral Home.