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Peet, William Creighton Jr.

William Creighton Peet U.S. Navy WWII
William Creighton Peet U.S. Navy WWII

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Date of Birth: 9/7/1907
Died On: 2/13/1982
Street Address: Grace Church St
Service Number: unknown
Branch of Service: U.S. Navy - Headquarters Squadron, U S Marine Corps Air Station, Mojave, California

Veteran Code: USN-205

William Creighton Peet was born in New York in 1907. In Rye his family lived on Grace Church St and were members of Christ Church. William served as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

William C Peet, Sergeant Headquarters Squadron, U S Marine Corps Air Station, Mojave, California

William Creighton Peet William Creighton Peet, a former Safeway vice president and secretary of the VS. Maritime Commission during World War II, suffered a fatal heart attack while skiing. Mr. Peet, 74, died Saturday during a . skiing trip to Mount Lincoln at Sugar Bowl.

Born in Rye, N.Y., on Sept. 7, 1907, Mr. Peet attended St. Marks School and graduated from Harvard University in 1928. After serving in Washington, he was named vice president of Oceanic Steamship Co., and in 1959 became a vice president of Safeway. Since his retirement, he was involved in activities of the Trust for Public Land. He was also a member of the Pacific Union Club and the Burlin-game Club.

He leaves his wife, Helen Hope Peet; two daughters, Hope Austen Page and Lea Austen Hooker, both of San Francisco; two sons, David Austen of Palo Alto and William Creigton Peet III of New York City, and five grandchildren. At his own request, no formal services will be held. There will be private family burial services. Contributions in his name were suggested to go to the Trust for Public Land or a charity of choice.

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