P&N mourns death of 60-year airport engineer, Bob Peckham

October 1, 2014

Our former colleague, friend, and consultant Bob Peckham passed away last week Thursday at the age of 92. We express our sympathy to his family, his long-time clients, and to his former and our current Traverse City office employees, Art Christiansen and Stephanie Green. Bob was a WWII veteran, devoted aeronautics engineer, and the founder of Peckham Engineering.

Peckham worked for the State of Michigan in the Bureau of Aeronautics before founding Peckham Engineering, where he built a reputation for sound design and superior service. Peckham’s primary commitment was to provide all clients with state-of-the-art engineering, quality projects, and competent, personal service.

In 2011, at age 89, Peckham became a consultant for Prein&Newhof, helping many of his clients transition from his service to that of P&N. Peckham said, “My primary concern is taking care of my clients and my employees.” This work he continued until earlier this year when his health no longer permitted it.

Bob Peckham will be fondly remembered as a visionary problem-solver with a warm spirit and infectious laugh. He will be greatly missed by many.

We invite you to share your thoughts and memories in the comments.


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