Evelyn Peck Wolkow

Evelyn Peck Wolkow of Topsham Maine died on Friday, May 16, 2008 at the Midcoast Senior Health Center in Brunswick Maine,

She was born in New York City, the daughter of Augusta Greta Sonsky and Jacob Peck.

She attended New York schools, including Brooklyn College.

During the Second World War, she worked with the Women's Land Army of the U.S Crop Corps in Marlboro New York in the Hudson Valley. After the war ended she worked for many years as a secretary and office manager in the private sector.

She was an avid supporter of education, the sciences, nature, the arts and music. She served on a committee to organize the activities of the Co-Op School for pre-school children in Kirkland Washington, which she also helped to administer. In addition she was a volunteer at the Walker Art Museum and the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum at Bowdoin College in Brunswick Maine. She was also a member of the Friends of Bowdoin and an active member of the Women's Alliance of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Brunswick Maine.

She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who always put the needs of her family first and foremost.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Samuel Wolkow of Topsham Maine, a daughter, Michelle Guptill and her husband Charles of Brunswick Maine, a son, Jonathan Wolkow of Saco Maine, three grandchildren, Jessica Ralston and her husband Shaun of Bow New Hampshire, Ryan Guptill of Brunswick Maine, and Kathryn Guptill of Boston Massachusetts. She is also survived by two great grandsons, Andrew and Samuel Ralston both of Bow New Hampshire.

She was predeceased by her brother Sidney R. Peck of Florida.

In accordance with her wishes, there will be no services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made either to the Religious Education Department or the Music Department of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick Maine or to the Peary-Macmillan Arctic Museum at Bowdoin College, Brunswick Maine.

Funeral arrangements provided by the Kincer Funeral Home Richmond.