Robert D. Peloquin, 82, of Plantation, Fla., and Fairfield, died in his sleep of heart failure this Thursday, March 24, 2011.
He was born Jan. 9, 1929 in Fall River, Mass., the son of Charles G. and Loretta Harpin Peloquin. Bob is survived by his wife of 59 years, Margaret “Peggy” Sheridan Peloquin of Washington, D.C.
Upon graduation from Georgetown University, Bob enrolled as an officer with the U.S. Navy in the midst of the Korean conflict and actively served until 1955. He continued to serve in the U.S. Naval Reserves through 20 years when he retired at the rank of commander. The year following his discharge from active service, he graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center and began work as a deputy chief at the National Security Agency.
In 1957 Bob joined the U.S. Department of Justice where he served as an attorney for the next decade. He served as a special trial attorney with the Organized Crime and Racketeering Division, Special Assistant to the Asst. Attorney General for Organized Crime Matters, and finally as Chief of Organized Crime Special Strike Forces. Bob received the Attorney General’s Outstanding Performance Award for 1966.
In 1967 Bob joined the NFL Commissioner’s office as Associate House Counsel, and subsequently formed the Washington law firm of Hundley & Peloquin. In 1970 he founded International Intelligence (INTERTEL), a private firm of former government investigators with a global clientele list. He served as Intertel’s president and chairman until 1985 when he joined Resorts International. He retired from the company in 1990 as Chairman, Resorts International, Bahamas. He continued to practice law with an emphasis in casino regulation until this past winter.
The son of a grocer and a schoolteacher, Bob was an avid skier, horseback rider, and airplane and helicopter pilot. He is survived by five children: Suzanne Bready and her husband Michael of Gaithersburg, Md., Robert Peloquin Jr. and his wife Mary of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Charles Peloquin and his partner Angie Yohe of Waynesboro, Christine Lightfoot and her husband Richard of Potomac, Md., and John Peloquin of Sebring, Fla. He was pre-deceased by son Mark Peloquin of Washington, D.C., in 2010.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, April 1, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church, 256 Tract Road, Fairfield PA 17320. A greeting at the church will begin at 10 a.m., and interment at the cemetery will follow the Mass.
Memorials can be made in Bob’s memory to St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church. Online obituary available and condolences may be made at monahanfuneralhome.com.