Dr. Henry David Perry, Jr. died December 18, 2013 after a fall. A Miami native, he was born to Sarah Annabel (Carter) and Henry David Perry on November 12, 1926. He graduated from Miami High school in 1944. While in high school, Henry played the accordion and was a winning contestant on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour. He earned a bachelor degree in botany from Emory University in 1947 and earned his medical degree in 1951 from the University of Maryland. The U of Md. was also where he also met his wife of 43 years, Margarette (Marge) Edith Weinhold Perry, on a blind date. They were married on December 21, 1950 in Baltimore. His internal medicine residency was interrupted when he was called to serve in the Korean conflict as a physician in the army's battalion aide stations in 1953-1954. He was awarded the bronze star. He completed an OB/GYN residency in 1959 and established a medical practice in Hollywood, Fl. His community service included the Kiwanis club, the Memorial Hospital Foundation, the YMCA, and many others. Marge and he traveled to Africa, Europe and South America. He loved golf, fishing, hunting, and shooting sporting clays with his friends. He was an active member at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. He was preceded in death by his wife Margarette, his brother Thomas Carter Perry of Moore Haven, Fl. and his parents. He is survived by his daughter and her spouse, Barbara and Stanley Martinkosky of Chapel Hill, NC, and his two sons: Henry David Perry III of Titusville, Fl. and Jeffrey Carter Perry of Ft. Lauderdale and his sister in law, Julia Greene Perry. He had five grandchildren: Jeffrey Carter Perry, Jr., Danielle Perry Sommerville, Margarette Perry, Nicole Perry, and Sarah Perry, and one step grandson, Zak Martinkosky. He had three great grandchildren, Hayden Willard, and Max and Lex Martinkosky. He had many dear friends who shared his joys, sorrows and his many e-mails. Visitation will be 4-7 pm on Saturday, December 21st at the Fred Hunter Funeral Home, 6301 Taft St in Hollywood. The funeral service will be Sunday, December 22nd at 4pm at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 7601 SW 39th St, Davie, FL 33328. The graveside service will be Monday, Dec. 23rd at 2:00 p.m. at Woodlawn Park Cemetery North, 3260 SW 8 St, Miami. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Gloria Dei Lutheran Trust Fund (954-475-0683) or the Memorial Hospital Foundation (3711 Garfield St. Hollywood, Fl. 954-265-3454.) Messages of condolence can be shared with the family through www.fredhunters.com.
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Published in Sun-Sentinel on Dec. 20, 2013