Mason Mourns Death of Employee Sharon Peek

Posted: October 9, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The following memorial was written by Larry Spaine, director of Facilities Management.

There is never an easy way to share the sad news about the passing of a coworker and friend, but unfortunately for those who may not have heard yet, the Facilities Department and George Mason University have lost a family member. Sharon Peek, plan and records coordinator, was tragically killed in a three-car accident on Interstate 66 this past Friday night, Oct. 3.

Sharon joined the Facilities family in September 1998 as a senior storekeeper. It was evident back then that Sharon was going to be a great employee as she was characterized as “an excellent employee, a team player, great attitude, always on time, willing to work overtime…an employee that every supervisor wishes they had working for them. She is a self-starter, hard working individual that will always give 100 percent and never complain.”

From the storekeeper position, Sharon moved into the building and fire code compliance group to a compliance safety officer I position, where she was responsible for surveying buildings and assisting with proper permitting.

After serving in this capacity, Sharon was promoted to the plans and records group, where she served as the plans and records coordinator under Greg Rismiller. In this role, Sharon was the person who organized and maintained our vast number of blueprints and assorted equipment documentation. All of us who worked with Sharon understood that while we could borrow or use any plans or blueprints that we needed, we had better not mess any of them up or try to put them away improperly! Those plans and records were hers, and she took care of them and of us all.

Sharon will be greatly missed, and I urge you all to keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers as we all go through this grieving process together. The service will be held at her parents’ home in Texas. Facilities is planning a memorial service on campus in the near future.

Sharon is survived by her two sons, Harrison, age 14, and Max, age 12, and her longtime companion, Mike Kelly, who also is part of the Facilities family.

Thank you.

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