Bruce M. Peacock, 96, Bethlehem Steel Corp. retiree, avid audiophile, fascinated with cars

By on January 11, 2017

Bruce M. Peacock, 96, Lititz, died peacefully Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at Moravian Manor, Lititz, where he and his wife were residents.

He was the loving husband of Dorothy (Hassler) Peacock. They celebrated 71 years of marriage this past July. Born in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late John and Grace (Bradley) Peacock.

Bruce was a graduate of Lehigh University, Bethlehem, with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering; and was employed as an engineer at the former Bethlehem Steel Corp. before retiring. He was also employed by General Electric Corp. Bruce was a member of the Paoli Presbyterian Church. He was lovingly called a “gear head” because of his fascination with cars, and he also enjoyed bowling and was an avid audiophile.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Dorothy, are two daughters: Sherry D., wife of John Conner, Sykesville Md.; Nancy Mergenthal, Sicklerville N.J.; three grandchildren: Gene Mergenthal, Jackie DiMauro, and Matthew Mergenthal; and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother: John Peacock Jr.

At Bruce’s request, services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

To send the family online condolences, visit BuchFuneral.com. Buch Funeral Home, Lititz, had charge of the arrangements.

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