Photo courtesy of Koch Funeral Home - State College

Ellen Louise Perry

Jul 19, 1941 - Mar 4, 2014

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our deepest sympathy are with you at this difficult time. God Bless!

Janet and Family,
I extend my deepest sympathy for the loss of Ellen. She was a trail blazer for women's athletics at Penn State. Her amazing work and passion for women's sports will be remembered for decades to come.

Aloha, Jan. I owe you and Miss Perry so much for all you did for me at PSU. My prayers are with you.

Anne Findlay-Chamberlain

My heart goes out to Janet and her family for the loss of a woman who we fondly call EP!. EP was my advisor, coach and friend. She left her legacy in so many areas in athletics, and was a true pioneer for woman in sports. Her spirit, laughter and enthusiasm to help others in her path is what I will miss. I am forever grateful for her encouragement in my olympic and professional pursuits. And most importantly, l feel honored to call her my friend.


My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so sorry to hear that Ellen has passed.

All the best to you and to the Perry family,

I am saddened by the passing of a remarkable lady. I consider myself blessed to have had the opportunity to know and be coached by EP. Her passion and energy will be missed.

My deepest sympathy to Janet and all of Ellen's family. Ellen's warm hearted, humorous manner will always be remembered. As my swim coach she demonstrated fairness and the joy found in a team effort. Ellen's efforts to establish equal rights for women athletes at Penn State existed in the mid 70's and were a valuable lesson. I am grateful for all of her positive encouragement over the years. She will be greatly missed.

Ellen was such a positive force in the lives of friends, athletes and the entire Sports Programs. Her sense of humor, encouragement and helpful ideas helped more people than we'll ever know. May Ellen rest in peace (but still fighting for and supporting women's athletics).

To Janet and Ellen's family, please accept my deepest sympathy at the recent loss of Ellen.
I didn't realize all her efforts at furthering women athletes as my college years ended in 1971. However, she definitely made an impact in my life - both sports(lacrosse) and personally.
I was saddened to hear of her passing.


Ellen's Obituary

Ellen Louise Perry, longtime former Penn State Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 following a courageous battle with Mantle Cell Lymphoma. Ellen was born in Winchester, Massachusetts on July 19, 1941, the daughter of Carol Stevens...

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