Peter Eisenhower Packard

Obituary

Peter Eisenhower Packard, 68, of Accident, MD, died peacefully on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at the Garrett Regional Medical Center, Oakland, MD.

He was born in Ossining, NY, 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, OH and a master’s degree in computer science from New York University, New York, NY.

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 MD 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, MD.

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, NJ; Elizabeth Kohl and husband, Mark, Owings, MD; five grandchildren, Brooke, Sophie and William Nash and Mark Peter and Heather Kohl; one brother, Fred Packard and wife, Linda, Denville, NJ; two sisters, Anne Wiesner and husband, Lee, Poughkeepsie, NY; Barbara Spencer and husband, Ed, Randolph, NJ; 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 6-9 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 11:00 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.


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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 6-9 p.m.

179 Miller Street, P.O. Box 275, Grantsville, MD, 21536

Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville, on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m.

  Funeral Service

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 11:00 p.m.

179 Miller Street, P.O. Box 275, Grantsville, MD, 21536

Services will be conducted in the funeral home on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Peter Suwak officiating. Cremation will follow services.

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Steve and Mary Jo

Shelley-
So sorry to just hear about pete's passing. I enjoyed getting to know him and appreciate the help and friendship he gave me next door!
Our prayers are with you

 Posted May 9, 2017 - 9:58pm
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Sarah Steyer

I'm so very sorry to hear the sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

 Posted May 4, 2017 - 9:47am
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Sarah Steyer

Shelley, so very sorry to hear the sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

 Posted May 4, 2017 - 9:46am
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S. Hamm

I would like to offer my sincere condolences. May your hearts find comfort in God's Word where it states: "He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord will wipe the tears from all faces." (Isaiah 25:8) May your loved one awaken to a world where there will be peace, no sickness (Isaiah 33:24), and no more troubles (Revelation 21:4) throughout eternity (Psalm 37:29). May your hearts find comfort in the the wonderful hope found in the Bible, your family, friends and good memories at this time. My deepest sympathy to you.

 Posted May 2, 2017 - 9:11am
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Richard and Margaret Carlson

Sending our heartfelt sympathies. May God bless Shelley and her family and provide comfort and strength.

 Posted May 2, 2017 - 9:06am
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Richard and Margaret Carlson

Sending our heartfelt sympathies to Shelley and family. May God bless and comfort you.

 Posted May 2, 2017 - 9:04am
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Frank and Penny Cianciola

Shelley and family, Frank and I were so sad to learn about Peter. You have been in our thoughts and prayers these last few months and we will continue to keep you there. We are so sorry for your loss.

 Posted May 2, 2017 - 1:18am
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Ed Kight

My heartfelt condolences to the Packard family. I instantly knew what a wonderful man he was through the love and support I saw from his family. I have no doubt Mr. Packard touched the lives of many people.

 Posted May 1, 2017 - 4:16pm
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Ellie

My sincere condolences to the family. May you find strength and comfort through your loving family and friends and through beautiful memories. Please know that God is near to those who are broken at heart. ( Revelation 21:3-5; Psalms 37:11,29) I hope these scriptures bring you some comfort during this difficult time.

 Posted May 1, 2017 - 8:39am
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Fred Fox

It was my honor and good fortune to know Pete these last few years. I only regret not knowing him longer. He was a special human being who brought joy and insight to my life not known before. I will miss him greatly, as will many, who know his was a life well lived. Deepest sympathies and love to Shelly & the entire Packard family.

 Posted April 30, 2017 - 1:02pm

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