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 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.
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.