YOUNGSTOWN - Adam J. "A.J." Perry, 84, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
he was born Nov. 3, 1927, in Hubbard, the son of Nicholas and Mary Louise Carange Perry. He lived most of his life in the Trumbull County area.
While in the U.S. Marine Corps, Mr. Perry served in Peking, China, and earned four commendations.
He worked for Packard Electric Plant 10, and he retired from Alcan Aluminum in 1985, where he was a foreman.
He was a member of the Army-Navy Garrison 422 in Girard. He tinkered with old cars, was an avid football fan, enjoyed boating and bowling and enjoyed his bi-annual trips to Las Vegas.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Cecelia Badila, whom he married on March 11, 1946; sons, Robert Perry of New Mexico, David (Bonnie) Perry of Texas and Kenneth (Karen) Perry of Youngstown; daughter-in-law, JoAnn Perry of Campbell; 17 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Samuel and Thomas Perry; daughter-in-law, Janice Perry; brothers, James, Lawrence, Joseph, Benjamin, Nicholas and Anthony; and sisters, Rose, Mary and Carmel.
Friends will be received at the Lane Family Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Mr. Perry's son Robert was involved in a 25,000-miles-in-25-days motorcycle run for the Make-A-Wish Foundation when he was struck by a car. His ride was ended and his dream of helping the foundation wasn't realized. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation in care of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 3245, P.O. Box 164, Clovis, N.M. 88102, in honor of Robert and in memory of Mr. Perry.
Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes. com.