In loving memory of Richard Perry
Richard Thomas Perry passed away Friday, June 17th, 2016 at the age of 74 in Portland, Oregon. He was born on July 6th, 1941 in Zanesville, Ohio to Robert Perry and Lila Walters Perry Schall.
Richard attended Philo High School in Zanesville and then served in the United States Navy where he was stationed in Germany and Turkey. Following his military service, Richard graduated Magna Cum Laude from Portland State University and earned his Juris Doctor from Lewis & Clark Law School.
Richard married Joan (Kern) Perry on October 7th, 1984 in a ceremony overlooking Wahkeena Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. He worked as an attorney and enjoyed many weekends at the Oregon Coast with his family. He was an avid golfer, a private pilot, and a great storyteller.
Richard is fondly remembered by his wife of 32 years, Joan; Son, Dylan Perry; Daughters, Morgan Perry and Angela Niedermeyer; sisters, Kristina Kananen and Jacquie Kunkle; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, his sister Juanita McGrail, and two sisters, Janey and June, who died in childhood.
Services were held at Willamette National Cemetery on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016.