The Obit For Bob Perry

Robert A. Perry

Published in Syracuse Post Standard from August 8 to August 10, 2012


Bob Perry, a lifelong resident of Syracuse's valley area, passed away Sunday, August 5, after a long illness. Born January 1, 1920, in Syracuse, he is lovingly survived by his wife of 67 years, Doris Torgersen; a son, Robert C. Perry; daughters, Linda VanDerhoof, Donna (Phil) de Monte and Jeana Perry; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; a sister, Regina Reynolds and brother, Richard Perry.

Bob "Ace" Perry attended the Onondaga Valley Academy, Pennington Preparatory School in Pennington, NJ, and Clarkson University and participated in three sports. During WWII he served as a bomber pilot in the Army Air Corps under the rank of lieutenant.

Upon discharge the Philadelphia Phillies signed him to play professional baseball. After a few seasons in that organization and working in the "off" season in the automobile business, he spent many years as a new car dealer in the family business, A. Robert Perry, Inc., handling Mercedes-Benz and Jeep among other makes. His favorite hobby was playing golf with his friends. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his beloved family, much of it at the cottage on Otisco Lake. He had many memorable travels with his dear wife, Doris.

Since retirement, Bob and Doris wintered in Florida where golfing occupied most of their days with the most recent winter home being Cove Cay Country Club in Clearwater, Florida.

Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 11, followed by a memorial service at Ballweg & Lunsford Funeral Home, 2584 Field Lane in LaFayette.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Borodino Fire Department.