Eugene H. Perry
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Eugene H. Gene Perry, 79, of Jay St., Whitehall (Egypt) died Friday, June 8, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, Allentown. He was the husband of Shirley A. (Davis) Perry. They would have been married 56 years on September 1, 2012. Born in Mauch Chunk, he was a son of the late John A. Perry Sr. and Anna (Younker) Perry. He was raised in Mauch Chunk. He was a U.S. Navy, Korean War Veteran serving as a Radioman, 3rd class aboard the U.S.S. Sicily. He was a graduate of Mauch Chunk High School. He received his Masters Degree in Education from East Stroudsburg University. He was a High School Teacher for the Whitehall School District for over 30 years before retiring. He was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Egypt. Survivors: Besides his wife he is survived by a son, Jason Perry and wife Susan of East Stroudsburg; a daughter, Heather, wife of Donald Kern of Schnecksville; a sister Nancy, wife of John Mertz of Manassas, VA; a brother Ronald Perry and wife Sandy of Jim Thorpe; three grandchildren; Collin Perry of East Stroudsburg, Jillian, wife of Dale Wagner Jr. of Allentown and Jenna Kern of Breinigsville; a great-grandson, Tyler Wagner and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother John A. Perry Jr. and a sister Betty Rowe. Services: Will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 13 at the Melber Funeral Home, 524 Center St., Jim Thorpe with the Rev. James Schlegel officiating. Call 9 to 11 a.m. Interment will be in Packerton Cemetery, Lehighton with Military Honors. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations can be sent to his church at 4331 Main St., Whitehall, 18052.
Published in Morning Call on June 11, 2012