OBITUARY

Robert Edward Perry, Jr.

October 29, 1942October 10, 2020

Robert E. Perry Jr. passed away fairly unexpected at 77 years old on October 10, 2020 in the comfort of his home. Friends and family knew him as Bob. He was born in North Carolina, son of Lillie Mae Finch and Robert E. Perry Sr. in 1942 and had 3 younger sisters Elaine, Linda and Diane.

In 1963 Bob enlisted in the United States Air Force where he proudly served his country until being honorably discharged in 1967. With help from the GI Bill he went to several trade schools, including RETS electronics and Locksmithing to enable his career path that included Maryland Shipbuilding & Dry Dock, General Motors, Sears & Roebuck and eventually owned a consumer electronics facility Terrace Video Repair all in Maryland.

Bob was a Proud Father of three Robert E. Perry 3rd, Robert William Perry and Melissa Jeanne Perry. He loved his family and provided for them with help from his ex-wife Frances Ward.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, his daughter Melissa Perry and sister Elaine Clark.

He is survived by his sons Robert Edward Perry 3rd and Robert William Perry, daughter in-law Donna Perry, sisters Linda Ferguson-Davie and Diane as well as grand daughter Mercedes Lynn Pratt, her husband Matt Pratt and great grandsons Braxon and Rahley Pratt.

Bob’s passion was electronics repairing, building and inventing, it was not only his job but also a favorite hobby. He lived in an exciting time with the ever changing technologies that has evolved to everyone holding a computer in their hand daily, the smart phone and huge screen televisions that are only 1/2 inch thick.

Bob was a man of simple means as long as his family was safe, and he had a roof over his head, food in his belly and 20 cents in his pocket he was happy!

In lieu of flowers, memorials maybe made to his favorite charity St. Jude Children's Hospital @ www.stjude.org

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Sue Mathews

October 13, 2020

I met Bob through my cousin George Twigg when I was around 16 or 17. I went to a lot of the dances where the band played. Bob was a great guy. We lost track and some years ago started talking through Facebook and emails. I also knew his sister Elaine and her husband Don, although I haven't seen them in years. My deepest sympathy to Bob's family and friends. RIP Bob and tell John Zaucha I said hi. Sue Carney-Mathews.❤⚘

Edward Sienkilewski

October 13, 2020

Bob and I grew up together in Brooklyn. We stood on the corner together and worked together at Amechie's drive in restaurant.
We would ride to work together in my 1952 Chevrolet. Bob had an excellent mind. I remember spending time in his basement where he taught himself to play the saxophone. We had kept in touch over the Internet for the past several years. I will miss our communications.

Ed Sienkilewasi

Carl King

October 13, 2020

Sorry for your loss. I'm going to miss Bob's email jokes. I sold your dad a 64 VW quite a few years back and it was nice to see the amazing job he did on it. He kept in touch which was a nice touch. We both enjoyed working on cars.

Carl King

Jamie Frampton (Perry)

October 13, 2020

My heart and prayers go to the Perry sons, I know all too well the heartache of losing a parent too soon.

Mr. Bob and Frances both welcomed me into their lives with open arms when I was teenager as if I was their own daughter, truly heartfelt.
There are so many happy memories of holidays and family dinners that were spent together. He amazed me in the fact that there wasn’t anything that he didn’t know or couldn’t do, a true man of many wonderful talents, of which he surely passed onto his sons.
Mr. Bob was always a resourceful man, nothing stopped him from completely a task that he had his mind set on. He was such a thoughtful caring family man, always making sure that his family was taking care of.
My fondest memories are of my daughter Mercedes and Mr. Bob on Saturday’s when she would spend the night with her Pop and Nana, he would take her to “Toys R’ Mine”, with his jolly laugh and let her pick out one toy of her choice. I’m not sure who had more pleasure in those trips to the store, him or Mercedes.
I remember her sitting on his lap in his bedroom recliner like it was just yesterday. Time goes by so swiftly! Rest in peace Mr. Bob, you will be forever missed.

Doug Pence

October 13, 2020

When my daughter was little she visited Mr. Bob's house with us where he showed her the bird sanctuary he kept in the back yard. From then on he was always known to her as "The Bird Man".

R.I.P. Mr Bob.

With love,
The Pence Family

Rachel Szymanski

October 12, 2020

My heart aches to know I will never see my Uncle Bob and Godfather again. He taught me so much throughout life. Especially in the last 5 or so years. We would have our monthly, sometimes every other week, get together. We would laugh, joke, talk about our Lord, our children, the list goes on. He was more of a Uncle to me. Since I've lost my Father, he filled the role of a Father figure. This is difficult for me to process, but I am content knowing he is with his Lord Jesus Christ. Who he taught me a lot about in words I could understand. He was there for me through my finances Cancer battle. Always telling me to never give up. Both he and I. We didn't, but the devil Cancer won.

I'm so glad he was with his son's throughout the end. He wasn't alone. His son's were the apple of his eyes. Along with his granddaughter and her family. And as always, Aunt Francis bringing things by for him always trying to keep him in her thoughts. I can not think of Uncle Bob without Aunt Francis.

I thank you Uncle Bob for all you have done for me. You are a wise man. Building that Beetle from scratch basically. Anything you put your mind too, you did. I saw it first hand. You were a simple man with a simple life. More people should live your way. Life would be a wonderful place. All your emails I will treasure forever.

It's not goodbye, it's I'll see you again. I love you with all my heart.

Linda Ferguson Davie

October 12, 2020

My heart breaks that I will never see or speak with my big brother again. I take comfort that he is in glory with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
My memories of him are numerous. God blessed him with many gifts and talents. For me, he was an uplifting teacher of biblical scriptures. He was generous to everyone, not only monetarily, but also with his time. He was a electrician, musician, an artist, builder, cook and inventor, a veteran, entrepreneur and so much more. There was nothing that he could not accomplish.
He was a loving brother that played catch with me as a child and as an adult, taught me the basics of electricity and automotive repair so that I could accomplish these tasks myself.
I loved him and he loved me. I will carry him in my heart for the rest of my life.

Robert Perry 3rd

October 12, 2020

Dad was a wonderful father. He did his best to provide a solid foundation for a successful future for his family and instill morals to live by. He is a Christian and has great faith in God and he donated generously to causes he believed in...

If I had to choose one word to describe him it would be "Integrity" !

I will miss him... we talked daily for the last 10 years.

Pictured below is 2016 just prior to the Presidential Election.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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