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Peter Eisenhower Packard, 68, of Accident, died peacefully on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at the Garrett Regional Medical Center, Oakland.
He was born in Ossining, N.Y., on June 15, 1948, he was the son of the late Richard Ames and Jean (Eisenhower) Packard.
Mr. Packard earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, and a master's degree in computer science from New York University, New York.
Peter had a varied and successful career in computer technology, at companies including Bell Laboratories, SIAC, Sperry Univac and Bessemer Trust Company. In his retirement, he was the Western regional information officer for the Maryland Department of Human Resources, providing IT oversight for the Garrett, Allegany, Washington and Frederick County Departments of Social Services. Most recently, he supported the PC/LAN network at the Penn Alps Restaurant in Grantsville.
He was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church, ELCA, in the Cove. Peter enjoyed volunteer mission work and served on the Garrett County Forestry Board. He participated in a men's Bridge group and the Grantsville Lions Club. He derived great pleasure from restoring and caring for his property on Selby Mountain.
He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Shelley Ann (Oakman) Packard; two daughters, Linda Nash and husband, Eric, Hampton, N.J., Elizabeth Kohl and husband, Mark, Owings; five grandchildren, Brooke, Sophie and William Nash and Mark Peter and Heather Kohl; one brother, Fred Packard and wife, Linda, Denville, N.J.; two sisters, Anne Wiesner and husband, Lee, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Barbara Spencer and husband, Ed, Randolph, N.J.; many cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville, on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Services will be conducted in the funeral home on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Peter Suwak officiating. Cremation will follow services.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Accident Lutheran Parish, ELCA.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.
Published on April 28, 2017
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