Mark Richard Perry
May 31, 1962 - Oct. 1, 2021
With deep sadness we share with you the loss of our beloved brother Mark Richard Perry. Mark was born May 31, 1962, to Mary Manning Perry and Cecil Francis Perry, the youngest of six children. Mark attended St. Ignatius Catholic Grade School and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1980.
Mark was blessed with a great group of lifelong friends that shared his love of sports. They traveled together and enjoyed an annual golf trip for many years. They were members of the Men's Club at Rose City Golf Course and got together on Friday afternoons to play golf as often as possible. They followed whatever sport was in season and were avid Duck fans. Mark was truly one of the good guys, respected, trusted and loved by his friends and family.
Mark worked for Sealy Mattress Company for more than 25 years until the company relocated and then recently for The Morgan Corporation. Mark was known as a hard worker who always wanted processes to be as efficient as possible. When Mark became ill, he was supported by his employer, his colleagues and especially his family and good friends.
Mark loved holidays and could be relied upon to show up at family gatherings with the favored barbequed pork appetizer. It was his claim to fame.
Mark is survived by his brother, Michael Perry (Janet); and sisters, Mary Savage (Mike), Karen Tarnasky (George) and Ellen Christensen (Ralph); as well as many nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; and a special great-nephew, he got to know well these past few months. His sister, Noreen Alexander (Mark) predeceased him.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at Noon, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church. St. Ignatius is located at 3400 S.E. 43rd Avenue, Portland, Ore. If you wish to donate in Mark's name, please do so to the Cancer Research Program at Providence Portland Medical Center. You may mail a check to 4805 N.E. Glisan Street Suite 1G14 Portland, Ore., 97213. You may also use the website: https://give/providencefoundations.org/Portland/cancer-research
Special thanks to Karen and Ellen who provided Mark with round the clock care over the past several months.
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Published by The Oregonian from Oct. 8 to Oct. 10, 2021.