Mark Richard Perry
1962 - 2021
BORN
1962
DIED
2021
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.
Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
Published by The Oregonian from Oct. 8 to Oct. 10, 2021.
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14
Mass of Christian Burial
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St. Ignatius Catholic Church
3400 S.E. 43rd Avenue, Portland, OR
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I worked with Mark at Sealy. He was highly respected and one of the hardest working guys there. My sympathies to his family.
Tammy Morris
October 14, 2021
so sorry to hear this news about mark. i worked with him at sealy for many years and even played golf with him a few times. RIP
steve inman
Work
October 14, 2021
I remember Mark as my classmate for 10 years, 8 years at St. Ignatius and 2 (junior/senior) years at Central Catholic. Mark was always kind and well liked by the teachers and students. I´ll never forget a School Talent Show/comedy skit, Mark and Brad Bartelin, had the entire school roaring with laughter, as they did an interpretive dance, wearing tutus. I never forgot how kind Mark was to me and I am happy to know he had a good life. My deepest condolences to his family. May he Rest In Peace, in paradise. Peace in Christ, Dan Scott
Dan Scott
October 13, 2021
The Craven Family
October 13, 2021
Mark was such a warm person with a sweet smile.. My prayers are with the Perry family.
Erin Lennon (Secolo)
School
October 13, 2021
So sorry. I was Mark's neighbor for 26 years. Quiet nice guy. Sad to see him gone. Rest In Peace Mark.
Paul Barton
Other
October 12, 2021
I went to St. Ignatius grade school with Mark. In the first grade, he was my very first boyfriend. I don't know how we coordinated it, but we used to meet in the mornings to walk to school together up the SE 43rd hill to Powell Blvd. He was sweet. So sweet and shy that we didn't even walk together on the same sidewalk, we walked together up 43rd on opposite sides of the street. I pray you have a sweet well-deserved rest Mr. Perry. Thanks for the sweet memories.
Colleen Foltz
October 12, 2021
Rest In Peace cousin.
Mark Holbrook
Family
October 11, 2021
I am one of many that worked with Mark for over a decade at the Sealy Mattress Factory. He was the managing receiving clerk. As I used to joke with him, "you are the Strait of Gibraltar around this place". Because his position he was very visible around the plant, everybody knew him. His office was also located next to a well used entrance/exit of the plant. Most people interacted with him somewhat regularly if not just a few words in passing. He was always very warm and friendly. He loved to talk about sports. I would love to try out my one liner jokes on him as walked by his office on the way to my car. He always gave a chuckle. I like to think for that moment we brightened each others day. Everybody liked and respected him for his pleasant disposition and calm and composed nature. He was one of the people I admired and respected the most while working at Sealy. I'm sure the rest of the Sealy "family" feels the same way. Godspeed, Mark. Now it's your turn to be received into the loving hands of our Father in Heaven.
John Vargo
October 11, 2021
Mark was as nice a person as you would ever meet. Funny, helpful, thoughtful and loved family and friends. We lived together for some time back in the 80´s, in a house with expensive electric heat so we chose to freeze until Mark started bringing scrap wood home from work for fireplace heat. We were never late getting to work and out of the cold! Mark was a groomsman at my wedding years ago and although we didn´t see each other all the time later on, we could pick up where we left off and laugh at all the funny memories! I will miss him dearly. God bless you Mark!
Stuart Trebelhorn
Family
October 10, 2021
It saddens me to see the passing of Mark. With he and Tom Harrington gone it leaves a huge void to all of us, truly two of the good guys have left us. I will smile every time I think of the two of them, they were always great to see and compete against. Rest in peace you two.
Greg Mackay
Friend
October 10, 2021
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