HONESDALE, Pa. - Richard G. Peer, 62, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Born Feb. 26, 1950, in Passaic, N.J., he was the son of the late John Richard Peer and Bernice Marie (Holewinski) Peer. After graduating from Pascack Valley High School, Hillsdale, N.J., Richard graduated from Stephens Technical Institute, Hoboken, N.J. While studying for a bachelor's degree at Stephens Technical Institute, Richard joined ROTC and upon graduation he was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. His military career in the Air Force spanned from 1970 to 1990 when he retired. Immediately after earning his bachelor's degree, he then attended Texas A&M, where he studied meteorology. He received a master's degree in meteorology from the University of California, Los Angeles. While serving in the military, Richard worked as a hurricane hunter in Mississippi, was involved with a solar observation in Australia, and worked with Radar of the Horizon, Bangor. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons in Maine, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and American Legion. After retirement from the military, Richard went to Husson University in Maine where he earned an additional master's degree in business. Richard worked for the Internal Revenue Service in Bangor until his final retirement. Richard is survived by a brother, Robert Peer of Honesdale, Pa.; a niece, Jordan; and two nephews, Kyle and Jared. He was predeceased by a sister, Susan Lillian Peer. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. July 7 at Grace Episcopal Church, Honesdale, Pa., with Father Edward K. Erb officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 827 Church St., Honesdale, PA 18431. Arrangements are attended by Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home, 1228 Main St., Honesdale, Pa. www.bryantfuneralhome.com
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Published in BDN Maine on July 4, 2012