Peter J. Rackett of Medford, formerly of East Marion, died August 8, 2018. He was 78 years old.
He was born December 24, 1939 in Greenport to Charles and Adele (Stankus) Rackett.
He graduated from Greenport High School in 1957 and then from the Merchant Marine Academy in 1961. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a district manager at Verizon and worked for the Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association. In his spare time, he was an avid runner and bicyclist, taking part in biathlon races.
He is survived by his sister Rebecca Becker of Calverton.
A memorial service will be held at the Merchant Marine Academy at a date to be determined.
McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home is assisting the family.