G. Earl Peace Jr., associate professor emeritus of chemistry at the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, died late last month. He was 68 years old.
Dr. Peace was a native of Norfolk, Virginia. The son of a medical doctor, he was valedictorian of his high school class. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania in 1966. He went on to earn master’s and doctoral degrees in chemistry from the University of Illinois.
Professor Peace began his academic career at Lafayette College. In 1979, he joined the faculty at the College of the Holy Cross and served on the faculty for 13 years. In 1992, he took a position as academic planner for the University of Wisconsin system. Dr. Peace returned to Holy Cross in 2001 and served as dean for the Class of 2005 and then the Class of 2009. After retiring from Holy Cross, he taught an AP chemistry class at a high school in Worcester.