Manchester — Peter Pennington Herrick, age 74, of Abbaolis, MD and formerly Crofton, MD and Calabash, NC, passed peacefully on Wednesday, August 22 at Mandrin Hospice House in Harwood, MD. Born in Beverly on April 15, 1938 to the late Charles A. and Esther F. Herrick, Peter spent his formative years in Manchester-by-the-sea. Peter graduated from Phillips Andover Academy in 1956 and from Dartmouth College, class of 1960. He served honorably in the U.S. Army from 1960-1966. Peter had a 36-year career with the Department of Defense, during which time he spent two years in Vietnam and received the Meritorious Civilian Award for his service there. In the early nineties, Peter was instrumental in the creation of the National Cryptology Museum located at Fort Meade, MD. His career took him around the world, with a focus on Asia, giving him a view of many diverse cultures. Peter was active in the Christian faith and was an elder and a deacon at Prince of Peace in Crofton, MD and later an elder at Calabash Presbyterian Church in Calabash, NC. His passion for sports led him to volunteer with several youth programs. In particular, he was an avid lacrosse player and fan. He co-founded the Crofton Youth Lacrosse program in 1972 and capped his career as the Junior Varsity Couch at Glen Burnie High School. Peter was instrumental in establishing Crofton Swim & Tennis Clubs swim team in the early seventies and was a constant presence on every athletic field on which his children played. When Peter was not at a sporting venue he enjoyed the game of golf. Peter survived by his wife of 45 years, Frances Elders Herrick; two daughters, Cathie Herrick (Kevin Elion) and Cheryl (Dave) Lauer; a son Charlie (Elizabeth) Herrick; a brother John B. (Mary) Herrick, 10 grandchildren, a nephew and two nieces.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be held at the First Parish Church on Central St in Manchester on Saturday Sept 8, at 10 a.m. Family and Friends are invited to attend.