Joseph Vincent Perpetua

January 7, 1951April 6, 2021

Joseph Vincent Perpetua from Crozet, VA formerly from Kennedy Township, PA passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at the young age of 70. Son of the late Ollie and Kay (Delie) Perpetua and son-in-law of Marge Prave and the late Richard Prave. Beloved husband of 45 years to Kathy (Prave) Perpetua. Together Kathy and Joe shared a beautiful bond filled with much love, mutual respect, and special memories. Joe was a supportive father to Joey and Lauren (Kantruss) Perpetua; fun-loving and engaging Pappy to Austin and Tyler Perpetua; caring brother to Gary and Karla (Wickline) Perpetua, and Doug and Cheryl (Perpetua) Knoch; goofy uncle to Ashley and Ryan Knoch, Melissa (Koger) and Brian Kluchurosky, Bobby and Sherri (Heinlein) Koger; and loyal cousin to Cathie (Esposito) Koger; brother-in-law to Karen (Prave) Morello, Rick Prave, and uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Joe was a 1968 graduate of Montour High School and a 1972 graduate of Duquesne University where he received his degree in Elementary Education. He spent his 35-year career teaching with the Montour School District where he touched the lives of many students, parents, and teachers with his positive inspiration.

Joe was an incredibly kind, selfless, and generous man always willing to lend a helping hand. He had many passions and interests but none as great as spending time with his family whom he cherished. The joy and laughter Joe brought to those around him through his engaging personality, quick wit, unique creativity, and FUNderful sense of humor will be sorely missed.

A private memorial service will be planned to honor Joe’s special life. In lieu of flowers, the family has set up The Perpetua Family Student Support Fund in honor of “Mr. P”. This fund will continue Joe’s legacy by supporting Montour Elementary School students in need. Please send donations to the Perpetua Family Student Support Fund:


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Tom and Jo Wolfson

April 13, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to Kathy and the entire Perpetua family. One of the kindest neighbors and friend we ever had. RIP Joe.

Panucci Family

April 13, 2021

Perpetua Family,

So sorry to hear of Mr. Perpetua's passing. He was an energetic person with an uplifting and positive influence. A true teacher by definition. It was always great talking to him about Montour Hockey and the Penguins throughout the years.

Our sincerest condolences and deepest sympathy to your family. He will be greatly missed.

rick delie

April 12, 2021

all our love and support.......rick.. Nancy... jackie anthony

Bill Kaczmarek

April 12, 2021

My condolences to the family and friends of Joe. I graduated with Joe at Montour. Will always cherish our younger days and the man he made himself in. He was everything and more of a good person.

Jim Jaconetta

April 12, 2021

I always loved Mr. Perpetua. H e was such a kind and cheerful teacher. He among all the other teachers at Ingram School made Ingram School feel like a family. So sad to hear of his passing. The entire Jaconetta family sends our condolences.

Nancy OShea

April 11, 2021

My sympathies to the Perpetua family. Joe was a great help to me and my son Michael when Michael attended Ingram Elementary. He always had a smile on his face and a hearty good morning. May all your memories give you comfort at this time.

Cheryl Trapuzzano

April 10, 2021

So sorry to hear about Joe. Remembering all those hockey games. He was a passionate fan of Joey and the team. He loved his family. Condolences to Kathy and Joey

Bill and Shelley Foreman

April 10, 2021

Kathy and Joey,
Please accept our condolences. You and Joe were wonderful next door neighbors. We loved those years and will never forget our time spent together. Joe was a wonderful person. God bless him and you.

Betsy and Dave Fineman

April 10, 2021

What a wonderful man and neighbor! Dave and I first met Joe and Kathy when we moved into the same neighborhood three years ago. He always had a brilliant smile and a great infectious laugh. Watching him play with his grandchildren and the devotion he had for Kathy were a joy to witness. He will be greatly missed.

Philip Clarke

April 10, 2021

Mr. Perpetua was one of my fourth grade teachers at Ingram Elementary. He was a great teacher and an even better man! He was great to all of his students and was a positive influence on all of us. I am saddened to learn of his passing. My condolences to Cheryl, whom I used to work with, and all of the Perpetua family.