Gary E. Peek, of Saint Charles, MO, passed away Monday, August 12, 2019 at the age of 65.
Cherished son of the late Lloyd E. and Gene E. Peek; dear brother of Judith E. (the late Dwayne) Wright; loving uncle of Chris (Sarah) Wright and Elaine (Robert) Chirino; treasured great-uncle of Kelly Wright, Gavin Stitlz, Hayley Stitlz, and Brittany (Matthew) Huskey; Gary is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends in the skydiving community.
Gary was a pilot and avid skydiver, making over 8,200 jumps since he began skydiving in 1981. He held numerous skydiving and aviation ratings and certificates. He was elected as United States Parachute Association Central Regional Director beginning in 1997 and had been reelected in every board election since. Gary wrote computer programs and provided clip art related to skydiving. He also wrote aviation and skydiving articles that have appeared in Parachutist magazine, Midwest Aviation Journal, World Freefall Convention Skydivers Guide (Welcome Book), and in the Safety/Articles section of DropZone.com
He owned IndustroLogic and made his living as an Electronics and Computer Consultant in the St. Louis Area. He was a researcher and proud member of the Parks College Parachute Research Group.
Gary was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Memorials may be made in Gary's name to Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology.