Douglas Wilbur Peckham Sr., formerly of Oak Bluffs, died at home in Omaha, Neb., on Feb. 14 He was 90.

He was born in Rochester, N.Y., to the late Ethel and Spencer Peckham of Troy, N.Y. He grew up in Troy, where he attended School 24 and Troy High School.

He attended the Whitney School of Art (later merged with the Paier School of Art) in New Haven, Conn. There he met his future wife, Barbara Barton Pope, daughter of the late Dan and Marguerite Pope of Hamden. They were married in New Haven on June 14, 1951. He served in the Army in the Korean War.

Douglas worked in the Display Department of Niagara Mohawk Power Company, first in Troy, then in Syracuse, N.Y., for 34 years. After retiring, he moved with his wife to their summer home on Martha’s Vineyard, where they lived for 18 years. There he participated in the art life of the Island, serving on the board of the Old Sculpin Gallery in Edgartown. He was the recipient of many ribbons for his watercolor paintings, pastels and photographs. He was named an Island Treasure at the All-Island Art Show in the Tabernacle, where he showcased his work every year.

He was an honorary deacon at the Federated Church of Edgartown.

He and his wife recently moved to Omaha to be near their daughter.

In addition to his wife of 68 years he is survived by his sons Douglas Jr. and Jonathan, daughter Jennifer Mattea of Omaha; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his twin brother, John Spencer Peckham.

His good-natured laugh, sense of humor, love of animals and caring personality will be greatly missed by all of his friends and neighbors on Martha’s Vineyard, as well as in many other places.

Services will be private. His cremated remains will be interred in Newton Cemetery in late spring or early summer, and there will be a memorial service around that time at the Federated Church.

Donations in his name can be sent to Hospice or the ASPCA.