Michael T. Peak served as Kentucky State Deputy from July 1, 1976 until June 30, 1978. He also served two years as Supreme Warden. Below is a copy of his obituary.
Louisville – Michael T. Peak, 83, passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2021.
Mike was a 1956 graduate from St. X where he played varsity football and ran track. While at St. X, Mike formed lifelong friendships that were celebrated monthly at their special lunches. He was retired from the Courier Journal after serving 30 years as advertising executive. While with the Courier Journal, Mike won several national awards.
Active in the Knights of Columbus, Mike served as both the Kentucky State Deputy and the Supreme Warden. He was the only man from Kentucky that ever served as a supreme officer in the history of the Knights of Columbus. Mike served on the original organizing Board of Dismas Charities, and the original organizing Board of Opportunities for Life, the Kentucky Bishop’s Prolife Initiative. In the Holy Year of 1983, Mike went to Rome with the Supreme Board of the Knights of Columbus and had a private audience with Holy Father, Pope John Paul II. The following year he was blessed to have lunch with St. Mother Teresa. Mike was an avid Bellarmine basketball fan for over 50 years.
Mike is preceded in death by his brothers, Paul, William, and Edward Peak; and sister Pauline Gorman.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Jane Peak; daughters, Terri Purol (Greg), Patty Kayrouz, Donna Foster (Mark), and Michelle Crepps (David); 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; brother, Donald A. Peak Sr (Alice).
Visitation will be Friday, November 12 from 12:00 to 8:00 pm at Ratterman & Sons Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road. A funeral Mass will be Saturday at 11:30 am at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 3345 Lexington Road with burial in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made to the Knights of Columbus Charities and Little Way Ministries. Memories of Mike and messages of support for the family can be shared at www.ratterman.com.