AIDS Patient, Columnist Larry Peck Dies
Larry Peck, 32, an AIDS patient who wrote a biweekly column for the Albuquerque Tribune, died Sunday of complications of the disease.
An Albuquerque resident since 1983, Peck was an alcohol and drug abuse counselor. He was the first director of the Gay Men's Heath Project for New Mexico AIDS Services, a position he left a year ago because of his illness.
He died Sunday morning at his home in the company f his stepmother and a number of friends from across the country. His lungs had partially collapsed Friday, after which he was in and out of consciousness, said a friend, Dennis Dunnum.
Peck was cremated Monday. He had requested that a memorial service be conducted two weeks after his death; Liz Stefanics, executive director of New Mexico AIDS Services, said she should have more details Friday about the time and place for the service.
Peck was a native of Cato, N.Y. He is survived by his mother, father and stepmother; three sisters and a brother in New York, and a sister in Arizona.
- Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM) Tuesday, 02 May 1989, p.D11