In Memoriam: Charles R. Peguese (March 23, 2020)
Longtime MAC member Charles R. Peguese passed away on March 23, 2020, at 81 years of age. A resident of Green Street since 1980, Charles had a deep love of Midtown Harrisburg and the city of Harrisburg. He was an officer and board member of MAC for many years. Charles was active in many important issues for the neighborhood. He was the chair of numerous committees. In 1985 Peguese chaired the streetlight committee that was successful in installing pedestrian lever street lights in the MAC neighborhood. This was the first such project in the city. Additionally, he was very active in beautification, architectural preservation and neighborhood planning for Midtown. Charles served on the Harrisburg redevelopment committee, the Architectural Review Board and was very active in the Historic Harrisburg Association. He took great pride in his home which was on 8 separate house tours. Charles and his partner David Hoffman maintained an exquisite garden in the rear of their home. Charles was born in Philadelphia, attended Drexel University and worked for the Pennsylvania State Library, HACC as a dean Until retiring in 2001. His smiling face and can-do attitude will be missed in the MAC neighborhood.
MAC Statement on Former Mayor Stephen Reed’s Passing (Jan. 27, 2020):
Please find the following statement from the board of Midtown Action Council (MAC), Harrisburg’s oldest continuously operating community group, celebrating more than 40 years of community service: “Steve Reed was much more than a mayor and civically minded resident to those of us who served on the Midtown Action Council. He was also our neighbor and a longtime committed board member — rarely missing a meeting even while battling cancer. Although his legacy will be debated at length, our board is grateful for how engaged he was with MAC over the years, giving our community group everything he had, just as he did for this city. On behalf of the board, our thoughts and prayers are with his family. We remain humbled by his service.”