Perie Meltzer

January 11, 1941February 15, 2021
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Perie Sollod Meltzer, of Baltimore, MD, passed away on Monday February 15th, 2021 at the age of 80. She is survived by her cherished children Richard (Anne) Meltzer and Mindi (Reed) Roeser; sister Sandra Sollod Poster and brother-in-law John “Charlie” Ford; and was a devoted “Gupie” to her grandchildren Josh Roeser, Abby Roeser, Sam Meltzer, and Leo Meltzer; and a loving aunt to Michael Poster. Perie graduated from Forest Park High School in 1958, and the University of Maryland in 1962. She earned master’s degrees from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland School of Social Work and had a long career as a psychotherapist. She had a wide range of interests especially travel, literature, and caring for animals. She was also well known as an exceptional bread baker. Perie was a devoted mother, sister, grandmother, mother-in-law, aunt, and friend; and was especially devoted to her dogs Ping, Ming, & Ling.

The Celebration of Perie’s life will be Live Streamed on Monday, February 22 at 11:00am on the Lemmon Funeral Home Facebook page at:¬if_id=1613937395151130¬if_t=live_video_explicit

Interment will be in private at Oheb Shalom Memorial Park, Reisterstown. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to the Maryland SPCA, 4007 Falls Road Baltimore, MD 21211 or


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Rose Conroy

February 28, 2021

Perie was the most wonderful friend and neighbor, both downstairs at the Gardens of Guilford and later down the street at Cross Keys. She was generous, kind, welcoming, smart as a whip, funny, and the real deal. Well known as a great hostess, Perie held many impromptu Sunday evening cookouts on her porch at the Gardens and generously supplied much of the fixings. Our close neighborhood community looked forward to these casual gatherings—chez Perie. So many laughs and great memories from her porch. Those were halcyon days!

Dinners with Perie continued at Cross Keys and with the famous Tuesday Supper Club. So many great evenings at Cross Keys with Perie and little “Pingy”. I so appreciated her kindness, company, and how much she enjoyed making meals for her friends. I was always ready for that extra slice of Perie’s fabulous homemade bread!

Perie introduced me to the word “shmying”. Now and then we would hit the local stores just to poke around and maybe find a bargain—or not. We also saw movies together, often with Bryan. On one occasion, Perie, Bryan, Michael and I went to the much anticipated opening of “Titanic”. By the end, Perie’s eyes were rolling, as were mine. Meanwhile, Bryan was next to us sobbing. Afterwards, we had many laughs over our totally different opinions of the movie.

Oh we miss you, Perie. Ever bright, ever young, ever loved. You will always be in our hearts. My condolences to Mindy, Richard and the whole family for your loss.

Rose Conroy

Philip Gallant

February 28, 2021

Fond memories from 6th grade summer school to reconnecting at book club. We will miss her insight and bread. It was a beautiful service.

Nancy Small (Millhouser)

February 23, 2021

Richard n Mindy, I am so sorry to hear about Perie. I hope none of my dad’s exes read this because she was my favorite (well besides my mom, 😉). She n I agreed that The Rolling Stones were better than the Beatles. That was a fun debate with my dad a few years before he passed. Ping ruled his house even though he had 3 or so collies. I’ll always credit Perie for helping my dad deal with my brother’s schizophrenia diagnosis around 1990. She helped in all areas when my family was clueless. I watched the memorial n you both did a great job. It will be a roller coaster but you’ve got this. Oh wait, she witnessed me do a shot at my sister’s wedding when I was 19 n didn’t narc me out to my dad. Perie was awesome!! I’m so sorry guys! Hang in there! Xoxo

joshua valentine

February 22, 2021

I first met Perie on a weekend in Rehoboth fifteen years ago. Bryan and Perie, Steve and I were staying at the beach shack together . We became fast friends. There were many beach weekends after that. She is very dear to us. We have enjoyed Dinner club together and always look forward to her delicious bread. She is such a sweetheart who could always make me smile. She will be dearly missed. Rest in Peace Dear friend.

Roberto Loiederman

February 22, 2021

Thank you for the lovely service. It really was a celebration of Perie's life and it brought back a lot of memories, going back to 1952, when Perie and I first met. Condolences to Mindi, Richard and the rest of the family that Perie loved so much and was so proud of.
Roberto Loiederman

Charlie Greenawalt

February 22, 2021

I have so many fond memories of Perie from ten years of getting together for our monthly dinner club. I admired her sharp mind and sense of humor. She was always engaged and engaging, having thoughts and insight on any topic of conversation.
She was such a beautiful light and will be greatly missed.
My thoughts are with her many friends and family.
With love,

Deborah and Steve Saunders

February 22, 2021

Perie was our next-door neighbor for the last 12 years... and so were her blessed dogs. Our dog, Daisy, loved to play with Ming, Ping, and Ling. They would meet outside our door and be thrilled to see each other. And we were always thrilled to see Perie... her smiling face, her kind words. She was the best of neighbors. Steve would make bread for her, not knowing that she was the bread expert. When Ming passed, we saw her walking in grief on the Green behind our houses. But soon Ling came along to fill that empty spot. We last saw her in her white bed robe, smiling brightly. We will remember and miss that smile.

Jen and Adam Rosenberg

February 22, 2021

I am do sorry for your loss. May her memory be a blessing (and a revolution). Your family and “framily” did a beautiful job eulogizing a truly unique woman in a unique way. Namaste and Up Yours. xoxo Jen and Adam

Robert Roeser

February 22, 2021

Gaté Gaté Paragaté, Parasumgaté Bodhiswaha. Gone, gone, gone beyond - Peace, Peace Peace. Will miss you Perie, you met my first meditation teacher's teacher and we were bounded in the love of Indian spirituality and Om Namah Shivaya. I prayed to Swami to bless you in your final hours, and felt your openness to going. Our prayers stay with you now. May peace and peace and peace be upon you. With great love and respect, Rob Roeser

Ann Sheridan

February 21, 2021

Over many years, Perie welcomed me into her home, first during college breaks with Mindi (my dear friend and college roommate). In later years, she hosted me, my husband James, and daughters for Passover seders. She was a warm and gracious host, skilled cook, and engaging conversationalist who took such obvious joy and delight in her children and grandchildren. I am lucky to have known her.

My sincerest condolences to Mindi, Richard, Reed, Ann, Josh, Abby, Sam, Leo, Sandy, and Michael. I am thinking of you all.