Dr. James Peal, a resident of Wayne, PA was a retired educator and principal in the DC Public School system. He served the children of the Nation’s capital as a principal and later as an Executive Director of a Charter School.
He began his 20-year military career in the Marine Corps. Later, he accepted a United States Army commission, and finally he retired as a Captain in the Pennsylvania National Guard.
Dr. Peal passed away peacefully at the age 90 in his home on February 15, 2022. His loving wife of 63 years and daughter Wendy P. Grier were by his side.
Dr. Peal was born July 22, 1931, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife, Orchid H. Peal; son Tracy Steven Peal, Sr.; daughter Wendy L. Peal Grier; son-in-law Martin L. Grier; 3 grandchildren, Tracy S. Peal, Jr., Trevor A. Peal and Madison M. Grier, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends and colleagues.
A viewing will be held on February 22, 2022, beginning at 4:00 PM followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 5:00 PM at The Donohue Funeral Home, 366 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087 Attendance will be limited, and masks required. This event will be livestreamed https://youtu.be/rKRpJUJJHBM
On Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at Washington Crossing Military Cemetery, a full military burial will begin at 9:30 AM
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Heart Association, 1617 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19103.