Robert L. Peck (Larry to his family, Bob to his friends) was a scientist. In his early life he focused on organic chemistry. In later life he focused on geology and paleontology. Specifically, he collected fossils near his home in southeastern West Virginia. At the time of his death the fossils filled 20 Smithsonian cabinets (28″x32″x37″) and hundreds of trays (1’x2′).
In September 2023, a crew from West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey in Morgantown collected a large portion of Larry’s fossils for their museum. His life’s work will be available to other students and scientists for further study.