Col. John T. Perrin Sr. (USA) retired, 78, of Lewes, DE died on Monday, November 19, 2012 at his home.|
Born in Dover Plains, NY on May 31, 1934, he was a son of the late Rose Marie Hayes Perrin.
He served on active duty in the Korean War from 1951 until 1954, and retired as a Colonel in the army reserves. He received his BA degree from Mexico City College and his MA from New York University.
He was twice an unsuccessful candidate for the Maryland House of Delegates in Montgomery Co., losing only by the slimmest margin.
He was an entrepreneur in the restaurant business where he was founder and creator of IL Forno restaurant's, first in Bethesda; then Gaithersburg, and finally in Frederick. After his move to Lewes, he founded Mr. P's Pizzeria, which he operated for 13 years.
He is survived by a son, John T. Perrin Jr. of Frederick and two grandchildren, Madelene and Colton Goodman of Middletown.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Valerie Perrin-Goodman on July 15, 2011.
The family will receive friends on Friday, November 23 at the Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown from 6 PM until 9 PM. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, November 24 at the graveside in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Middletown. Rev. Chris Frigm will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to woundedwarriorproject.org. Online guestbook available at DBThompsonfuneralhome.com .
Published Online in The Frederick News-Post on Nov. 21, 2012