Fred Perry Jr.

Fred Joseph Perry Jr.

1929 - 2021

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Obituary of Fred Joseph Perry Jr.

Fred Joseph Perry, Jr. passed away on July 24, 2021. He was the son of Fred Joseph Perry and Blanche Bernice (Dyer) Perry and born on September 29, 1929, in Santa Rosa, California. He was the oldest child of three (Ronald and Sandra) and lived most of his life in Santa Rosa, CA. He attended St. Rose Catholic School, Santa Rosa High School and Santa Rosa Junior College. He spent two years (March 22, 1951 – March 22, 1953) as a Mess Sargent in the Army, stationed at Camp Roberts, CA. He married Beverly Ann Story on July 10, 1952 at the Sonoma County Court House, by Judge L. E. Fulwider. They just celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary. They have five children: Debra Triacca, Michael Perry (Leslie), Patrick Perry (Betsy), Kathleen Geney (Michael), and Timothy Perry; twelve grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. In high school, Fred was very active in sports. In 1947 he was voted the All-American Blanket award for being the most valuable teammate on the North Bay league. He held several track records and competed in the California Interscholastic Federation Championship in Visalia, CA and ended up ninth place in the state. He was also an avid bowler. In the early days, he built a family ski boat "Perry's Ferry" and loved to go to the lake and waterski. After serving in the army, he worked for Clover Dairy delivering milk. He then worked as a salesman for Kurlander & Son. He retired after 30 years as a Farmers Insurance agent. After retirement, Fred and Beverly traveled the U.S. in a Fifth Wheel trailer for seventeen years. As a Depression Era child, Fred learned to fix everything. He was a mechanic, a carpenter, a painter and an all-around handyman. He could fix just about anything and passed all of those skills onto his kids. A Celebration of Life with a reception to follow will be held outside on the lawn on Saturday, August 14, 2021, 1:00 pm at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 4325 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa, CA.
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Saturday
14
August

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday, August 14, 2021
St Mark Lutheran Church
4325 Mayette Ave
Santa Rosa, California, United States