Richard W. Peckrul, age 79, of Rocky Hill passed away on April 5, 2016 after a brief illness. Born in New Britain on December 6, 1936 he was a son of the late William & Edith Andrulot Peckrul. A resident of Meriden for many years, he was predeceased by his wife Dorothy (Bloom) Peckrul and is survived by his wife Carol Ann (Newman) Peckrul. Richard also leaves step-children, Monica Dalton & Angelica Arce both of Meriden, Tom Curneal of Cromwell, Ray Arce of Florida, Christine Arce, Barbara LeBlanc & Michael LeBlanc all of Wallingford and Brian LeBlanc of Middletown and 9 step-grandchildren, including Joshua & Nathan LeBlanc. He was the brother of Robert Peckrul. A graduate of Plainville High School Richard then served in the US Army. He was retired from Pratt & Whitney Aircraft and he loved to travel, especially on bus tours. Richard was an Elder at St. John's Lutheran Church for many years, a member of the Rocky Hill Senior Center, and he enjoyed exercising daily at his local gym. Friends may visit with his family on Monday, April 11th from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at St. John's Lutheran Church, 520 Paddock Ave, Meriden, prior to his Funeral Service which will begin at 11:00 AM. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Gethsemane Cemetery. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT - FLATOW FUNERAL HOME, 48 Cook Ave, Meriden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 520 Paddock Ave, Meriden, CT 06450.

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  1. Carol and family, sorry to read of your husband’s passing. It is so unfortunate to lose your soulmate. I pray good memories and the promise of Paradise uplift you during this difficult time.

  2. So sorry for your loss, Carol and all family. Dick was a sweet, funny guy. Although his membership in our part of the LeBlanc family was far too brief, we loved him dearly. So did our little dog, Nala! He will be missed! Cathy Ferry and Pat Duffey

  3. We were so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are going out to you from here in Maine.

    Love, Noelle and Roland Bourre

  4. I knew Dick for many years from the meriden YMCA. I was the instructor for one of his classes. He always was so helpful, setting up all the equipment the whole class needed and breaking down afterwards. He had such a sense of humor. He always made me laugh. i was sad when he moved away, but i later heard he had remarried and i was happy for him. I just heard this morning in class that he passed. i am so sorry for your loss.

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