Richard G. Peer, 62 of Honesdale, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012 in the Wayne Memorial Hospital.
Born on February 26, 1950 in Passaic, NJ, he was the son of the late John Richard Peer and Bernice Marie (Holewinski) Peer.
After graduating from Pascack Valley High School in Hillsdale NJ, Richard graduated from Stephens Technical Institute in Hoboken, NJ. While studying for a bachelor's degree at Stephens Technical Institute Richard joined the ROTC and upon graduation he was a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. His military career in the Air Force spanned from 1970-1990 when he retired. Immediately after earning his bachelor's degree, he then attended Texas A&M where he studied meteorology. He received a masters degree in meteorology from UCLA. While serving in the military, Richard worked as a hurricane hunter in Mississippi, was involved with a solar observation in Australia, and worked with the Radar of the Horizon in Bangor, Maine. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons in Maine, the VFW, and the American Legion. After retirement from the military, Richard went to Husson University in Maine where he earned an additional masters degree in business. Richard worked for the IRS in Bangor Maine until his final retirement.
Richard is survived by a brother, Robert Peer of Honesdale; a niece, Jordan; two nephews, Kyle and Jared.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Susan Lillian Peer.
A memorial service will be held in the Grace Episcopal Church, Honesdale on July 7, 2012 at 1:00PM with Father Edward K. Erb officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 827 Church Street, Honesdale, Pa 18431
Arrangements are attended by the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home, 1228 Main Street, Honesdale, Pa 18431. www.bryantfuneralhome.com