Dr. Mode R. Perry, a remarkable personality, father, husband and children's dentist, passed away at the age of 93 in La Jolla, Calif., of natural causes. Mode Perry was born June 8, 1920, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Mode won the Academic/Athletic award at Tulsa High School. He earned his BA degree from UCLA
where he was captain of the track team in 1944. He joined the Navy next and served in the Pacific in WWII
. Mode then earned his dental degree from UCSF and specialized in Pedodontics. He was a life member of the ADA, CDA and SDCDS. He practiced Pedodontics for 43 years.
Dr. Perry married Frances Jean Couch in 1948, his wife of 65 years. Mode and Jean had five sons together. He was most proud of his five sons.
Mode was an active and longtime member of the MBYC in San Diego. His passion was sailing and racing with the Skimmer fleet on Mission Bay.
Mode is survived by his spouse, Jean, and his five sons and their extended families.
No memorial services are planned.