James R. Perry
1956 - 2019
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James R. Perry

James "Jim" R. Perry, 62, of Port Clinton, passed away Monday September 30, 2019, at ProMedica Toledo Hospital after a strong battle with cancer. Born on November 29, 1956, to Grace (Jones) Perry in Toledo, Jim attended and graduated from Waite High School in 1974. After serving in the United States Navy, Jim worked for the U.S. Postal Service until retirement. He found his passion in personal and business insurance sales and founded Ace Insurance Agency in 1984, with offices in Sandusky and Sylvania. On March 6, 1993, Jim married Rebecca Schroeder of Ottawa Hills at the Gesu Catholic Parish.

In addition to his passion for his family, Jim enjoyed the thrills of scouting, fishing, horse racing, and traveling. Most of every weekend was spent doing one of those activities with his loved ones. He was also an active community member with both his business and his family in activities with the Erie County Chamber of Commerce.

Survivors include Jim's wife of 26 years, Rebecca (Schroeder) Perry, of Port Clinton; sons, William and Jonathan Perry, both of Port Clinton, and son Justin Sibbersen of Toledo; mother, Grace (Louis) Perry of Toledo; brothers, Joe (Tamara) Perry of Oregon, and Butch (Julie) Perry of Green Springs, Ohio; sister in-law, Kathy (George) Roth of Missoula, Montana; his Navy comrade and friend, Andrew Warwick; and numerous cousins, nephews, nieces and many close friends.

It was Jim's wish to be cremated and friends and family are invited to attend at Celebration of Life Memorial Mass at Christ the King Catholic Church, 4100 Harvest Lane in Toledo.

In lieu of flowers, the Perry family asks those who wish to donate to do so to the American Heart Association of Lucas County in Jim's memory at 4331 Keystone Dr D, Maumee, OH 43537.

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Published in The Blade on Oct. 3, 2019.
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September 28, 2020
I have known Jim for a very long time,he was such a caring person,who loved to joke around,and have a great time, you are missed.Rebecca I would love to see you again.Its been awhile.
Rita Zeller
November 12, 2019
Rebecca, contact me if you can.
Rita Zeller
November 12, 2019
Rebecca,my Sympathy in the loss of Jim,may he rest in peace.
Rita Zeller
October 9, 2019
Rebecca , William , and Johnathon ; Please accept my sincerest heartfelt sympathies from me and my entire family in your loss of your devoted husband and father , Mr Jim Perry ... He was one of one of a kind and best friend that will surely be missed by all that knew him as the most kindest modest men that I have ever known and proud to have called him more than just my friend ... his memory will live on by all of us who knew and loved him beyond measure ... Our hearts are broken and we will always remember you in the fondness of our memories Jim ... until we meet again , rest in peace my friend ... I will miss our many conversations and numerous get together s we shared ...
Walter Leichty
October 9, 2019
Jim was me,my husband our son and my sister insurance agent in Sylvania,Ohio we had alot of conversations about insurance.Jim never said he was sick i heard about him from the person taking his place at Ace insurance i was sad to hear he had a serious illness . God Bless his family . Jim was to young to be taken.
Dorothy,Tom,Chuck ,Bobbiejo and Carol
October 5, 2019
Becky, William, and Jonathon....Todd and I are so very sorry for your loss. I will always think of Jim sitting on the swing by the water or fishing off the pier. The neighborhood will just not be the same. Prayers and comfort to all of you.
Todd and Tiffany Mather
October 3, 2019
I'm so shocked and sorry about Jim's passing. We just connected this pass year after about 30 years. It was so great to see him and meet his family. My condolences go out to all of his family. Please keep me updated about the memorial.
Long lost cousin
Rita (Reed) Caudill
October 3, 2019
Jim was a great friend,me and my brothers New Jim for a long time.we will miss him.We knew Jim through High school.
Dennis Wolfe
October 3, 2019
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
October 3, 2019
Jim was a good high friend of mine in high school. We were both pitchers on the Waite Indians baseball team.
Milt Hubartt
October 3, 2019
My sincere condolences to Jim's family, Grace, Joe and Butch. Prayers for your comfort.
Robin (Reed) Scharer
October 3, 2019
Perry Family,

We send our heartfelt condolences to you at this time of loss. Whether it was watching Jim pitch at Waite, chatting with him at the track or working with him as our insurance agent for the past 30+ years, he always was friendly and pleasant. We will never forget him or his jovial laugh. May God comfort and Bless us all as we remember your family member and our friend.
Ken & René Steingraber
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