George E. Peacher, a retired supervisor in the Baltimore Post Office, died Tuesday at Union Memorial Hospital of complications of heart disease.
Services for Mr. Peacher, who was 67 and lived in Abingdon, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Bel Air United Methodist Church.
He retired nearly 10 years ago after about 30 years with the U.S. Postal Service. Earlier, he and a brother operated Peacher's Bakery, which was started by their father in Dundalk in 1920.
Born in Baltimore, he was a 1943 graduate of the Polytechnic Institute. He served in the Navy during World War II, seeing combat aboard PT boats in the Pacific.
For many years, he was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in East Baltimore, where he sang in the choir and was a lay leader. Before his death, he was a lay leader of Bel Air United Methodist. A baritone, he also appeared in plays and musicals at both churches. He had also attended Northern Parkway Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
He was a member of the Mount Ararat Lodge of the Masons and a former master of the Ben Franklin Lodge. He was a grand inspector of the Grand Lodge of Maryland. He is survived by his wife, the former Thelma Taylor, whom he married in 1947; two daughters, Janet Dorer of Abingdon and Nancy Potis of Parkville; a son, Robert Peacher of Abingdon; five sisters, Mildred Peacher of Cockeysville, Elizabeth Schwartz of the Hillendale area, June Grden of Madonna, Ruth Davis of Lutherville and Grace Lassahn of Snellville, Ga.; three brothers, William Peacher of Bel Air, Charles Peacher of Perry Hall, and the Rev. Eric Peacher of Timonium; and four grandchildren.