Herbert Anthony Perry

Sacramento, California


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October 16, 2017 After a long and full life, Herb passed away on October 16, 2017. Herb was born and raised in Niles, California, and when his father died three days before his high school graduation, he joined the Merchant Marine to provide for his mother and his three younger siblings. He then...

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In the short time I had the privilege to know Herb, he left an imprint on my heart that I will carry for the rest of my life.

I first met the late Herb Perry and his delightful wife Mavis in the summer of 1978. Herb's son Tony and I had traveled togther in Europe and worked together briefly on an oil platform in the North Sea.

My first wife and I visited Herb and Mavis in the northern winter of 1989, and they both visited us in New Zealand in 1990 or 91, I cannot now recall which.

Herb was a man I greatly admired - so much so that my only son Charlie bears his name. Charlie is well aware of...

I knew Herb & Mavis well and one of the sons, Anthony. When I got hired by Sac State in 1989, I was assigned Herb to be my mentor. We shared a common experience of having studied in the UK, at separate times of course. Mavis was pure Welsh and we shared stories about Wales and the mining communities. I regularly visited Wales as my nephew was a student at Cardiff University.

Herb & Mavis did invite me to their house and introduced me to a good martini plus authentic...

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