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Wayne L. Perry Jr., 99 Of Lansdale, PA Wayne L. Perry Jr., 99, went home to Heaven on Thursday, August 2, 2012 after a courageous bout with cancer. Mr. Perry was born in Philadelphia and attended various elementary schools in Philadelphia and New Jersey before graduating from Simon Gratz High School. He received degrees in Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. Mr. Perry worked for 40 years as an auditor at Atlantic Richfield Refining Company. After retiring, he served as business manager at Eastern Baptist College, then he worked at Unevangelized Fields Mission International headquarters. In 1937 he married Hilda Mae Clark of Philadelphia. They moved to Aldan, PA, where they were active in Aldan Union Church. Wayne served as Sunday School Superintendent, church treasurer and as a member of the Board of Trustees for many years. He was an avid golfer, chess player and he loved to study the Bible. Hilda went home to be with the Lord in 1983. Mr. Perry married Olga Stevens in 1984. They enjoyed many trips and moved to Tennessee when Olga got sick. She passed away in 1990. Mr. Perry returned to Tennessee in 1991 to work for H&R Block. He married Juanita Brown Knowles in 1992. They were active at the Sparta Senior Citizens Center and at Cumberland Heights Church of Christ, where they had many caring friends through the years. They were always grateful for those friendships. Juanita passed away in Sparta, TN on January 10, 2012. Mr. Perry was always a devoted husband and a loving, supportive father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He spent much of his time in prayer for the family. Survivors: He leaves 3 daughters, Maryellen Stuart of MD, Linda Mather of NJ and Carol Woodcock of PA; step-daughter Ruthann Goodwin of VA; also 8 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 5 step-great-grandchildren. Visitation/Service: Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family 10 to 11 AM, followed by his funeral service at 11 AM on Monday, August 6 at Arlington Cemetery Chapel, 2900 State Rd., Drexel Hill, PA 19026. Interment is immediately following the service at Arlington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Aldan Union Church Missions Fund, 7 E. Providence Rd., Aldan, PA 19018 would be appreciated. For those who cannot attend, the guestbook may also be signed online at www.marvilfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Daily Times on Aug. 3, 2012
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