Heart Wrenching story about Rick Peek & the Peek family

Good morning Joey,

I’d like to call your attention to the tragic loss of a friend of mine due to COVID who’s story is already touching the small community of Magnolia and greater Cape Ann.

Rick Peek passed Monday morning leaving behind his daughter Taylor, whom Rick was raising with help from his mother, Sally. Rick supported his family through a small family business called Killer Guitar Components that was started by his father Sandy. Sandy comes from a music background and the business has sold parts to a variety of high-profile musicians. Sandy passed away earlier this year due to cancer,  see Sandy’s obituary here.

Since the family business is in trouble now with Rick’s passing, we are raising money to help the family take care of Rick’s funeral expenses, Taylor’s expenses and if possible put together a college fund for Taylor. My good friend Joe Paradiso created a gofundme site that explains Rick’s story and how much Taylor meant to him: http://www.gofundme.com/rickpeek.

The part of the story that I think will appeal to the community is the town of Gloucester’s Christmas Tree that was donated by the Peek family in remembrance of Sandy Peek, Rick’s father. The story out of the Gloucester Times has probably been read by a lot of the locals and points out how especially meaningful it is this year. Here are the links:



Thanks for your consideration in sharing this story.


Justin McCabe

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