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Charles R. Perry, age 90, of Erie, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 at UPMC Hamot. Born in Franklin, Pa. on January 22, 1924, he was the son of the late George and Eleanor Ross Perry.
Charles served in the United States Navy
and earned a Purple Heart
for injuries sustained when his ship, the USS Phelps, was hit by enemy fire. He worked as a machinist for 21 years at Modern Tool Industries followed by 8 years at Seaway Manufacturing Company, retiring in 1999. He was a club manager for the Huzar Club for several years.
Charles was member at Bethany Lutheran Church until the merger with Luther Memorial Church. He enjoyed coaching boy's baseball for many years.
In addition to his parents Charles was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Doris Henry Perry; two sisters, Barbara Weeter and Georgian Lawson; and two brothers, George and Ronald Perry.
Survivors include his daughter, Cathy Rastetter and her husband, Michael, of Albion; two sons, Dana and his wife, Kathryn Perry, of Harborcreek, and George Perry and his friend, Kathryn Schilk, of Erie; his three sisters, Dorothy Paget, Linda Lawrence and her husband, Morrie, and Nancy Perry; five grandchildren, Krista, Jennifer, Adam, Julia, and Chad; eight great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Road, on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. and are invited to services there on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Burial will follow in Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Emmaus Soup Kitchen, 218 E. 11th St., Erie, PA 16503.
Published in the Erie Times-News from July 20 to July 21, 2014