Elmer Perry Sr.
Elmer Perry Sr., 93, of Marietta died peacefully on October 29, 2019 at Marietta Memorial Hospital surrounded by family. He was born September 1, 1926 to Jay S. and Marie (Koskondy) Perry in Ashtabula, OH.
Elmer was a WWII veteran, PFC, who fought in the Pacific Theatre with the Army 25th Infantry Division in Nagoya and Maizuru, Japan. He had many occupations over the course of his life including general aviation pilot, truck driver, school bus mechanic, Snap-on Tool man, and ultimately retired from FMC Corporation as a machinist. In 1971 he moved the family across country to Pacifica, CA to join his father in business. He and his wife retired to Santa Maria, CA in 1992 and they returned to Ohio in 2005 to be close to family. Elmer was an avid gun enthusiast – enjoyed buying, selling and trading at local gun shows, a member of Santa Maria Gun Club and Marietta Gun Club, lifetime member of the NRA Golden Eagles, and member of American Legion. He loved watching his favorite teams, the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers, reading and watching old westerns, especially John Wayne and was a Ford man for life. He will be remembered for his twinkling blue eyes and his smile.
In 1948 Elmer married Angelina Capadona who preceded him in death.
Surviving are their children: Barbara (Ray) Kujawski, Alison Fast, Christine Caperton, Elmer Perry Jr., and Diana (Rob) McGrew; grandchildren: Tracy (Craig) Baranowski, Kelly Caperton, Daniel McGrew, and Joseph (Kayla) McGrew; and great grandchildren: Peyton and Portia Baranowski, Silas and Dean McGrew, and Julian and Christopher Caperton. A brother Carl Perry and sister Bonnie (nee McMullen) Delponte also survive him.
In addition to his parents and wife, Elmer was preceded in death by brothers, Albert Eugene Perry and Edward McMullen.
A memorial service will be held 11 am Wednesday, November 20th at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with the family greeting friends 1 hour prior to the service. There will be a reception held at the American Legion Post 64 following the service. Messages of sympathy may be sent at www.Lankfordfh.com.