Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Monday, June 08, 2015 at 06:52:10 :
Monday, Sept. 12, 1955
John Pegues Dies; He Was Ex-Newsman
John E. Pegues of San Rafael, New York Life Insurance Co. public relations representative, died this morning in a local hospital after being stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage Saturday. He was 40 years old.
Pegues joined the San Francisco Chronicle staff upon his graduation from UCLA. He was associated for 16 years with the Chronicle where his last position was on the editorial staff.
After resigning the Chronicle post. Pegues became the public relations representative for New York Life Insurance Co. in the Pacific Coast Region.
Pegues, son of the late journalist John E. Pegues of Alaska, had lived in San Rafael for the past five years at 267 Bret Harte Heights.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Finley Bailey Pegues, formerly of Inglewood, N.Y., and their three small daughters, Susan, Alice and Nancy.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Harry M. Williams Mortuary in San Rafael.
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