ADAMS, NY — Donald Ray Perry, 77, Adams, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020, after a brief battle with leukemia.
Born June 15, 1942, in Baltimore, MD, son of Francis and Blanche (Sochia) Perry, he graduated in 1960 from St. Regis Falls High School.
He was a barber for many years and later was a salesman for cars and mobile homes until his retirement. He loved his camp in St. Regis Falls, NY and was an avid hunter in his younger years.
He especially enjoyed keeping up with family events and many friends.
He married Gloria L. Dodge on Nov 24, 1972, in Watertown, NY.
Surviving besides his wife Gloria are three sons and their wives, Bryon and Jayne Perry, Watertown, Steve and Patty Perry, Adams, Keith and Elizabeth Perry, Adams; one daughter, Christine Banville and companion Ken Lawrence, Adams Center; five grandchildren, Trisha (Mitchell) Howell, Nicole (Cameron) Moore, Kayla Perry, Lauren Perry, Noah Perry; three great-grandchildren, Raegan, Logan and Eva Howell.
A family Celebration of Life will be planned at a later date due to the Covid-19 social distancing requirements.
Donations in Mr. Perry’s memory may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown, NY 13601 or to the Jefferson County SPCA, 25056 Water Street, Watertown, NY 13601.
Arrangements are with D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc.
Condolences may be made at www.dlcalarco.com