Born: March 5, 1925|
Died: Jan. 19, 2014
GENEVA – Jerry P. Perrone, age 88, of Geneva passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at Arden Courts of Geneva, surrounded by family.
He was born March 5, 1925, in Geneva, the son of Patsy and Theresa (Benedetto) Perrone.
Jerry served his country in the U.S. Marines during World War II. Back in Geneva, Jerry joined his father at the City Barber Shop as a co-owner and barber, where he was a fixture of the community for over 75 years. Jerry was active with the auxiliary police. He was a longtime member of the American Legion in Geneva and always enjoyed participating in their activities. In his free time, Jerry liked to bowl and play poker. He also enjoyed time in his garden and was very proud of his tomato crop each year. Jerry was a kind and dedicated husband and father and enjoyed his family. He will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he touched.
He is survived by his children Cindy (Jack Claypoole) Grandin of Perrysburg, Ohio, Nancy (Jeff) Schaal of Monroe, Wis., Penny (John) Foiles of Wheaton, Judy (Todd Weinstein) Mastroni of Buffalo Grove, Jerry (Diane) Perrone of LaCrescent Minn., and Cara (Greg Wilcox) Perrone of Northwoods; grandchildren Adrian (Russ) Bredeson, Alex Anne Mastroni, Carly Tee Mastroni, Joseph Perrone, Therese Perrone, Cullen Wilcox; sister Rocadella "Rockie" (Terry) McConnaughay; brother-in-law Glenn McConnaughay; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Teelie (Lencioni), who passed away in 2010, his parents, and his sisters Anne Perrone and Mary McConnaughay.
Services and burial will be private.
A Celebration of Life visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St. (Route 38), Geneva.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 or American Legion, 22 South 2nd Street, Geneva, IL 60134.
For information call 630-232-8233 or visit www.malonefh.com.
Published in Kane County Chronicle on Jan. 22, 2014