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James Clifford McPeake Jr.

January 24, 1928 ~ November 5, 2017 (age 89)

James Clifford “Peaker” McPeake, Jr., 89, of Canonsburg, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017 peacefully at home after battling many illnesses, but his love for life kept him strong, “...without family, you have nothing.”

He was born January 24, 1928 in Canonsburg, the son of James Clifford and Clara Anthony McPeake Sr.

May 13, 1950, he married Madelyn Mary Moss of Muse, who preceded him death in 2001.

He is survived by his son, Robert A. McPeake, of Canonsburg; a daughter Sandra L. McPeake-Negrete of Canonsburg; three grandchildren,  Robert P. McPeake of Florence, KY, Cynthia McPeake-Nieto of Los Angeles, CA and Maggie Lynn Negrete of Pittsburgh; three great-grandchildren, Ethan McPeake and Antonio and Christian Nieto; a sister, Margaret (Peggy) McPeake-Bealafeld of Clearwater, FL;  and his brother Dr. Robert McPeake and wife Peggy Sasek of Indian Wells, CA; and many nieces and nephews throughout the country.

James was proud to be a veteran of the Navy. He worked alongside his father at the Daily Notes newspaper until opening his own business, McPeake Printing, Co. that lasted for 52 years.

He engaged in many community organizations, loving the Town Park and pool. He was a member of Chartiers Lodge #297 F & AM, Canonsburg for over 60 years and was Worshipful Master in 2009.             

James and Madelyn were the Social Directors at Valley Brook C.C. and enjoyed planning great events and were avid golfers.

All arrangements are private and have been entrusted to the McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, Owner/Supervisor, 27 Cherry Ave., Houston, PA 15342.  A private interment will be held at the National Cemetery  of the Alleghenies, Cecil Twp.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial contributions in Peaker’s name, may do so to the Masonic Charities of Pennsylvania at

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McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd.
27 Cherry Ave.
Houston, PA 15342

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