Perry J Vann

November 11, 1935March 7, 2019

Perry Joe Vann, born November 11, 1935 in Imboden, AR, passed away March 7, 2019 in Dallas, TX. Perry moved to Houston as a young boy and later graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1953 and attended the University of Houston. He served in the US Army as a Sharpshooter during the Korean conflict. Perry was an active member of Congregation Emanu El for over 40 years and enjoyed being part of the Brotherhood at the temple. He spent most of his work career in the beer distribution business. He loved spending time with his family and attending his sons’ sports and social activities. Perry was preceded in death by his loving wife of 39 years, Ilene B. Vann, and his partner of 10 years, Mina Pashkoff, his parents Carmel and Leo Vann, and his sister, Nadine Elkin and nephew Robert C Whitaker, Jr. Perry is survived by his children, Charles Jeffery Vann and wife, Rabbi Allison Bergman Vann and their son, Isaac Vann; Theodore Allan Vann (Teddy) and wife, Emily Coufal Vann and their sons, Gabriel and Andres Vann; brother-in-law Richard Elkin, niece Phyllis and husband Ben Cart and their children Ben Cart Jr, (Benjy) and Amanda Richard and her husband, Brud; great-nephews Robbie Whitaker and Tommie Whitaker and his wife Tiffani. Funeral Services: 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2019, Kagan-Rudy Chapel at Emanu El Memorial Park, 8341 Bissonnet, Rabbi Roy Walter and Rabbi Pam Silk, officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: Congregation Emanu El Greene Family Camp Fund, 1500 Sunset Blvd., Houston, TX 77005.


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Perry J Vann

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Richard Posner

March 11, 2019

Sitting at camp after a long day hanging out in front of the infirmary with a beer or two. Good times. Parked the car at the house and went to Israel with Charlie Freid came back and there were a couple cases of beer in the trunk Perry was a great man

Charlie Freid

March 11, 2019

Plumbing the ice maker in the new fridge. Two big humans crawling around on the floor and in the cabinets. Took us forever only to find out it leaked. Never lived that down.

Ben Pashkoff

March 10, 2019

The years that Perry and my mother had together were few, but sweet.
They came here to Israel to visit us, I think that was in about 2006. It was my pleasure to escort them to the Crusader ruins outside of Hertzlia at Arsuf (Appolonia), slowly making our way to the top where there was a lookout North to Netanya and South to Jaffa.
Perry made it there first, looked around and then called down "Mina, get up here now, this is beautiful". That encouraged her. The encouraged and supported each other those years and we were all very happy that they had those together.