Barbara Regina Peck. Age 84 of Park Ridge. Beloved wife of Joseph Peck (Pecenansky). Loving mother of Mark (Christina), Scott, and Dale (partner, David-Anthony Powell) Peck. Dear grandmother of Joseph Peck. Fond sister of the late Samuel Fuhrman.
Barbara was inspired to teach and she wanted to change the world by becoming a public school teacher. During the 1960s, she was a substitute teacher with the Chicago Public School System. Teaching history, music and art, she was appointed to a full time position with Newton Bateman School in Chicago during the late 1960s and then throughout the 1970s. This grew in to a position as Assistant Principal in the 1980s. Peck was appointed as the Principal at Bateman in the 1990s with her tenure enduring well into the 2000s until her retirement. Her favorite hobby was cooking and she enjoyed cooking for others. She loved animals, her many dogs and her beloved Chihuahuas. She considered her greatest accomplishment to be raising her three sons: Mark, Scott and Dale.
Visitation Friday, October 5, from 4-8 p.m. at Ryan-Parke Funeral Home, 120 S. Northwest Hwy. (2 blks. S. of Touhy), Park Ridge. Funeral Saturday, 9:30 a.m. prayers from funeral home, to St. Paul of the Cross Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine, IL.