Charles Robert Perry

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 November 2020 at 5:35 pm

American flagMIDDLEPORT – Charles Robert Perry of Middleport, faithfully and peacefully concluded his earthly life and stepped into eternity on his 94th birthday, Nov. 1, 2020 at his home with his family by his side.

Charles was of man of quiet faith and service to God, his family, his country and his community. He was born on Nov. 1, 1926, the oldest son of Robert and Mildred (Buehring) Perry and lived in Middleport his entire life.

After graduating from Royalton-Hartland Central School in 1945, he served in the US Army for 18 months in Germany. After returning home he attended Bryant and Stratton Business School and began a career at Harrison Radiator as a statistician where he worked for 37 years, retiring in 1987.

In 1950 he married Marjorie Manley and they were blessed to celebrate their 70th anniversary on May 27, 2020. He built their home in Middleport in 1956 and resided there his whole life. He was an active member of County Line United Methodist Church and Cataract Lodge #295 F&AM where he helped with fish fries for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Marge; his daughters, Susan and Jane; six grandchildren, Ben (Susan) Atwater, Stephen (Amanda) Phillips, Adam (Hannah) Atwater, Denise Phillips, Alicia (Bob) White and Seth (Renee) Atwater; and ten great-grandchildren, Marissa, Camden, Adeline, Lydia, Bailie, Elise, Nolan, Lincoln, Grant and Ashlyn. He is also survived by his brother, Donald Perry and many nieces, nephews and cousins who have provided love and support over the years.

He was predeceased by sons-in-law, Richard Atwater and Timothy Phillips, also his sister, Phyllis.

There will be calling hours on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Bates, Wallace Funeral Home at 38 State Street in Middleport with a Masonic service at 7:45 that evening. Masks and social distancing is required and will be enforced. A service for family members only will be held at County Line United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. on Thursday.

The family is sincerely grateful for Hospice of Niagara, Liz, Allie and Michaella, their aides who provided loving and professional care making it possible for Charles to remain at home. Memorials may be made to County Line Country Church, PO Box 202, Barker, NY 14012, to Hospice of Niagara or a charity of one’s choice.

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