Perry Local Schools
4325 Manchester Road
Perry, OH. 44081
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Joseph Scott Fadley, Class of 1998
Joseph Scott Fadley passed away in Venice FL, on April 7th after a very brief illness at the age of 41.
Carol A. Cell, worked at Perry Local Schools
Carol Ann Cell, age 82, previously of Cleveland and Perry, died on March 15, 2021 at Continuum Healthcare in Mentor.
Amy M. Hackenberg (Norcini), Class of 1997
Amy Michele Hackenberg, age 41 of Lake City, Pennsylvania passed away Monday January 25, 2021.
Rae Marie Peattie, Class of 1968
Rae Marie Peattie, age 71 of Painesville passed away January 2, 2021.
Shirley Ann Diley, Class of 1963
Shirley Ann Diley, 75, passed away quite peacefully at home on December 4, 2020.
Margaret Ann Klco (Long), Class of 1966
Margaret Ann Klco (Long) of Perry, Ohio passed away peacefully on Friday November 27, 2020.
Keith Barrish, Class of 1969
Keith Barrish, 69 of Madison, passed away Friday, November 6, 2020.
Douglas Thomas Hartman, Sr., Class of 1958
Mr. Douglas Thomas Hartman, Sr., age 80, of Prescott, Arizona, passed away November 13, 2020.
Carrie Lynn Tenney (Norcini), Class of 1994
Carrie Lynn Tenney, age 44, of Geneva passed away Friday November 13, 2020 surrounded by her family.
Louis Benjamin Johnson, Class of 1940
The world lost a beautiful man on Veterans Day, November 11, 2020.
Barbara Bacon Inscho, Perry Teacher
Barbara Bacon Inscho passed away peacefully on Oct. 22, 2020.
Frank A. Angeloro, Class of 1968
Mr. Angeloro passed away peacefully on October 15, 2020 after a long battle with cancer.
Carol R. (Green) Berkley, Class of 1947
Carol R. Berkley died Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 at home in Casa Grande, Arizona.
Andrew DeNicola, Class of 1994
Andrew DeNicola passed away September 16th 2020.
Carol Ann Leonard Bixler, Class of 1968
Carol Ann Leonard Bixler, 70, of Millington, is with our Lord and Savior as of August 25, 2020.
Gary E. "Crapper” Hughes, Class of 1963
Gary E. "Crapper” Hughes, 75, of Lincoln, IL went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
Helen Marie (Pike) Dominish, Class of 1947
Helen Marie (Pike) Dominish, age 97, passed away peacefully on July 8, 2020 in Kirtland, OH.
David Rusnak, Class of 1980
David “Chopper” Rusnak, age 57, passed away unexpectedly on July 12, 2020.
Corey Michael Wheeler, Class of 2008
Corey Michael Wheeler, age 30 passed away July 10, 2020.
William Albert Haggerty, Class of 1966
William Albert Haggerty, age 72, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2020.
Jason Kuhn, Class of 1991
Jason Charles Kuhn, age 47, of Springtown, TX passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020.
Virgil E. Miller, Class of 1970
Virgil E. Miller, Jr. of Painesville, died on June 6, 2020 at Hillcrest Hospital.
Judith Marie Scott Reimer, Former Elementary School Teacher
Judith Marie Scott Reimer passed away peacefully on May 27, 2020.
Bruce Franta (aka Hawkins), Class of 1968
Bruce Franta passed away on April 21, 2020. (obituary available soon)
Jim Haffa, Perry Coach
James "Jim" Robert Haffa, Jr. age 43 of Painesville, died on March 26, 2020, at TriPoint Medical Center.
Robert A. Geisler, Retired Associate Superintendent
Robert A. Geisler, 75, of Madison, Ohio, died Sunday, March 22, 2020.
Randa Marie Bunce, Class of 1969
Randa Marie Bunce passed away March 6, 2020.
Kathleen Lynne (Duncan) Johnson, Class of 1973
Kathleen passed away at David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland February 17, 2020 after a battle with cancer.
Brenda A. (Merrill) Babic, Class of 1982
Brenda A. (Merrill) Babic, 56, of Madison, passed away February 8, 2020.
Carl E. Dietz, Class of 1965
Carl E. Dietz, age 75 of Strongsville passed away February 4, 2020 at Fairview Hospital.
Herbert H. Erkkila, Former Principal of Perry High
Mr. Herbert H. Erkkila, age 85, of The Villages, Florida, passed away January 27, 2020.
Matthew J. "Matt" Baker, Class of 2014
Matthew J. “Matt” Baker, age 23, died Sunday, January 26, 2020 from injuries sustained in a car accident in Perry, OH.
Catherine Hope (Yuse) Swain, Class of 1976
Catherine Hope (Yuse) Swain, 62, of Jefferson, passed away January 14, 2020.
Terrance J. Seith, Class of 1976
Terrance J. Seith passed away on August 29, 2019.
Elaine Mae Schlee, PHS student in the 1940's
Elaine Mae Schlee of Madison, passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Geneva Shores.
Theresa Ann Walter (Nelson), worked at Perry Local Schools
Theresa Ann Walter (Nelson) passed away January 1, 2020, at Hospice of the Western Reserve.
Mary Ellen Walter Ludwick, Class of 1963
Mary Ellen Ludwick (nee Walter), age 74, of Perry, OH, passed away on November 19, 2019, surrounded by family.
David A. Gregory, Class of 1968
David A. Gregory, age 69 of Fairport Harbor and formerly of Painesville and Perry, passed away suddenly on November 15, 2019.
Barbara Palmer, Class of 1971
Barbara Palmer, age 66, of Concord, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Lake West Medical Center.
Diane Faye (McCauley) Reed, Class of 1971
Diane Faye (McCauley) Reed passed away October 11, 2019.
Linda Anne (Rideout) West, Class of 1978
Linda Anne (Rideout) West passed away September 30, 2019 at Concord Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Concord Township.
Vaughn Arthur "Dutch" Johnson, Class of 1940
Vaughn Arthur "Dutch" Johnson peacefully left for his eternal home on Sept. 15, 2019.
Kenneth L. Sprague, Class of 1966
Kenneth L. Sprague, age 70, of Perry passed away Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Geneva Shores.
Carl William "Bill" Lett, Class of 1984
Carl William "Bill" Lett, 53, of Statesville, NC, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 23, 2019 at his home.
Donna Farren Johnson, Class of 1964
Passed away August 19, 2019.
Rebecca Anne (Higgins) Fouts, Class of 1993
Rebecca Anne (Higgins) Fouts died peacefully at home on August 11, 2019.
James D. Reed, Class of 1969
James D. Reed, 66 of Middlefield, formerly of Painesville, passed away at University Hospital in Cleveland on January 4, 2017.
Stanley G. LeBail, Class of 1966
Stanley G. LeBail passed away Monday, June 17, 2019 after a long and valiant battle against cancer.
Mary A. Barker, Class of 1969
Mary A. Barker passed away May 14, at the age of 68 after a long battle with cancer.
Paul Michael Liikala, Class of 1964
Paul Michael Liikala, 72, of Cuyahoga Falls, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019.
Robert A. Tenkku, Class of 1954
Robert A. Tenkku, age 82,
passed away unexpectedly on April 10, 2019 at the Erlanger Medical Center, Chattanooga, TN.
Genevieve A. Conklin, Class of 1941
Genevieve "Gen" A. Conklin, age 96, of Painesville, died on May 14, 2019 at her home.
Benjamin Keith Myers, Class of 1968
Mr. Myers was born January 28, 1948 in Westfield, New York to Samuel and Esther Myers.
He passed away, May 4, 2019 in Cleveland.
Paul J. Kline Jr, Class of 1960
Paul J. Kline Jr age 77, passed away April 26, 2019.
Ellen Rae Smith, Class of 1964
Ellen Rae Smith, age 72, of Perry, passed away Friday, April 26, 2019.
Jeffrey Mark Miner, Class of 1976
Jeffrey Mark Miner
died on April 27, 2019 at the age of 61.
Thomas Charles Haas, Class of 1955
Thomas Haas passed away April 10, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his family.
Russell Stutzman, Class of 1954
Russell Stutzman passed away February 12, 2019.
Audrey M. Hurray, Perry Music Teacher
On February 11, 2019, a band of angels graciously welcomed Audrey M. Hurray to the heavenly choir. Audrey, age 82 of Mentor, passed away at the David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland.
Velmore Jalmer Farren, Class of 1972
Velmore J. Farren, 65, of Madison passed away February 7, 2019 in Madison.
Earl Seese, Perry Schools Employee
Earl Seese, age 88, of North Perry, passed away Monday, February, 4, 2019 at home.
Emmett H. "Sonny" Hines, Class of 1959
Emmett H. "Sonny" Hines, age 78, of Hephzibah, Georgia, after fighting a brief illness, joined his beloved wife on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
Barry Whited, Class of 1990
Barry Whited passed away on December 27, 2018. There is no obituary to share at this time.
Karen Thielan Connor, Class of 1966
Karen was born February 16, 1948 and passed away November 30, 2018. Karen was a resident of Daytona Beach, Florida at the time of passing.
David A. Dennison, Class of 1979
David A. Dennison, of Perry, Ohio, passed away November 16, 2018 surrounded by family and friends after a short battle with cancer.
Daniel E. Kertcher, Class of 1968
Daniel E. Kertcher, age 68, of Perry, died on October 27, 2018 at Regency Hospital.
Marilyn Jean Sloban, Class of 1993
A Celebration of Life for Marilyn Jean Sloban, age 43, of Lakewood Ohio formerly of Perry Ohio, will be held at Riders Inn, 792 Mentor Ave. Painesville on Friday, September 28th, 2018 from 2:00 until 5:00 pm.
Brandy Lee Siegel, Class of 2000
Brandy Lee Siegel, age 36, of Perry, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018 surrounded by loved ones.
Carole Lynn Gebeau Thompson, Class of 1963
Carole Lynn Gebeau Thompson, 73, of Fort Myers, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018.
Nicholetta Square, Class of 1985
Nickie was born January 21, 1967 in Painesville and passed away August 25, 2018 in Perry.
Clifford Wilson, Class of 1967
Clifford Wilson passed away on August 28, 2018 in Florida.
Felix F. Padula, Class of 1959
Mass of Christian Burial for Felix F. Padula, age 77 of Leroy Township, will be 9:30 a.m., Monday August 20 at St. Mary Church, 242 North State Street, Painesville, Ohio.
Mary S. (Angeloro) Hausrath, Class of 1951
Mary S. (Angeloro) Hausrath, age 85, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 12, 2018, in Burton, Ohio.
George A. Nemeth Sr., Class of 1965
Memorial services for George A. Nemeth, Sr., age 71, of Thompson, will be Thursday, August 2, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at the Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Home.
Janice Elaine Martin, Class of 1968
Janice E. Martin, 68, died unexpectedly at Univiserty Hospital Cleveland on Friday, July 13, 2018.
Cynthia Lynn (Allen) Brown, Class of 1979
Cynthia Lynn Brown, age 57 of Madison, died unexpectedly on June 10, 2018.
David Kanda, Class of 2008
David Kanda, age 28, of Perry, died Thursday, June 28, 2018 at his home.
Thomas Howard Heil, Perry Student
Thomas Howard Heil, of Perry, passed away on May 10, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family
Mary J. Black, Class of 1966
Mary J. Black of Madison passed away on May 2, 2018 at the University Hospital in Geneva, OH.
Arianna Dawn Cope, Class of 2017
Arianna Dawn Cope, age 19, passed away on February 24, 2018 in Perry Ohio.
Richard Spencer "Dick" Warren, Class of 1946
Richard Spencer "Dick" Warren went to be with the Lord peacefully at his home in Circleville, Ohio on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the age of 89.
Stephen R. Heller, Perry School Teacher
Stephen R. Heller, 61, of Mentor, passed away January 25, 2018 at his home. He was born November 4, 1956 in Warren, PA.
John Orville "Pops" Warner, PHS Volunteer Assistant Football Coach
John "Pops" Orville Warner, age 76, died peacefully at home with his family and pets by his side on January 11, 2018.
Donovan Douglas Jenkins, Perry Local Schools Principal
Donovan Douglas (Doug) Jenkins, age 63, from Perry, OH, passed away Tuesday January 2, 2018 in Death Valley, CA.
Constance E. (Strawser) Peterson, Perry School Teacher
Constance E. Strawser Peterson, 80, of Painesville, passed away Friday, December 22, 2017 at the David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland.
Joan Lizbeth Petrus, Class of 1968
Joan Lizbeth Petrus, age 67, of Chardon, Ohio passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017.
Victoria Elizabeth (LeBail) Leone, Class of 1969
Victoria Elizabeth Leone, age 67, passed away peacefully at her home with family at her side on December 17, 2017.
Jerry Allen Walter, Class of 1966
Jerry Allen Walter of Summerville, SC passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 69 on November 1, 2017 while vacationing in Italy with Ana Maria Walter, his loving wife of 44 years.
Gary D. Cantrell, Class of 1969
Gary D. Cantrell, age 66, of Geneva, Ohio passed away after a brief illness at home surrounded by his loved ones on Monday, October 30, 2017.
Karl W. Locke, Class of 1936
Karl W. Locke was a lifelong resident of Perry Village and died peacefully at The Lantern of Madison on Oct. 28, 2017.
Vince Pizzino, Class of 1978
Vince Pizzino, 58, passed away on Tuesday, October 25, at Hospice House in Cleveland.
Christine Nicole Clair, Class of 1999
Christine Nicole Clair, 36, passed away Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.
Michael Joseph Hoylman, Class of 1967
Michael Joseph Hoylman, 68, died Saturday, July 8, 2017.
Barbara A. (Allen) Morris, Transportation Staff Member
Barbara passed away August 30, 2017 at her home in Kirtland, surrounded by her loving family.
Donald E. Prekler, Class of 1965
Donald E. Prekler, age 69, of Lakewood, Ohio passed away on July 31, 2017 at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
Gary Allen Ignat, Class of 1965
Gary Allen Ignat of Lansing, Michigan, passed away peacefully on the afternoon of August 23rd, after a long battle with cancer.
Frederick Fairchild "Fred" Colburn, Class of 1955
Frederick Fairchild "Fred" Colburn, 81, of Silver Spring, Md. passed away July 30, 2017.
George E. Inscho Jr., Perry School Teacher
George E. Inscho Jr. passed away peacefully on July 31, 2017 at his home in Painesville Township, Ohio.
Taylor A. Castilyn, Class of 2015
Taylor A. Castilyn passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017.
Steven L. McCallion, Class of 1988
Steven L. McCallion, 47, passed away at Tri Point Medical Centerin Concord, June 23, 2017.
D. James Brainard, Class of 1957
D. James Brainard, 77, formerly of Perry and Dorset, passed away June 29, 2017 in Ashtabula.
Claude Brown, Class of 1955
Claude M. "Doc" Brown passed away on June 6, 2017, hours before his 81st birthday.
Myka Michele Gray, Class of 2016
Myka Michele Gray, age 18, loving daughter, sister and aunt, of Perry, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
Kayleigh Taylor O'Brien, Class of 2016
Kayleigh Taylor O'Brien, age 19, of Perry, Ohio, beloved to many family and friends, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
Nancy Fluharty Miller, Class of 1968
Nancy L. (Fluharty) Miller passed away on May 24, 2017, at home with her loving husband and family by her side.
Geraldine "Gerry" Finotti (Haas), Class of 1943
Geraldine "Gerry" Finotti (Haas), 91 of Mentor, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 at Mount St. Joseph Rehab Center, Euclid.
Roger A. Lett, Jr., Class of 2001
Roger A. Lett, Jr., age 34, died March 3, 2017 at TriPoint Health Center from muscular dystrophy complications.
Eleanor B. Baker 1915 - 2017
Eleanor B. Baker, age 101 of Madison, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Cardinal Woods Skilled Nursing Facility.
Mary F. Freeman, Perry School Teacher
Mary was born October 22, 1922 in Magdalena, New Mexico and passed away at her residence in Perry Township, January 31, 2017.
Dennis Square, Class of 1977
Dennis R. Square, age 57 of Perry, passed away December 17, 2016 at the Cleveland Clinic.
Mrs. Ethel Marie Way Ormsbee, Elementary School Teacher
Mrs. Ormsbee was born on September 16, 1922, to Horace Lewis Way and Anna Marshall Way on her grandfather's small farm in Kennett Township, Pennsylvania.
Robert (Bobby) Miller, Class of 1998
Robert Wayne Miller, Jr. passed away on November 22, 2016.
Patrick M. Sferra, Class of 1980
Pat Sferra, age 54 of Perry Township, passed away October 30, 2016 at Trident Medical Center in Charleston, South Carolina.
Dennis Laurie, Teacher and School Board Member
Dennis S. Laurie, age 76 of Perry, Ohio, passed away October 16, 2016 at the Lantern of Madison.
Mrs. Rebecca Summers, Custodian from 1974-1999
Rebecca D. Summers, age 79 of Perry, died on October 11, 2016 at her home after a long battle with cancer.
Richard S. Roath, Class of 1944
Richard S. Roath, age 90 of Madison, passed away October 3, 2016 at TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Township.
Marie Finucan Verbic, Class of 1936
Marie Finucan Verbic, 95, of Willowick, passed away October 2, 2016.
Leonard D. Johnson, Class of 1957
Leonard Johnson died August 30, 2016 at his home.
Thomas Erkkila, Class of 1982
Thomas Erkkila was born August 5, 1964 and passed away after complications from cancer on September 22, 2016 at Hillcrest Hospital.
Merwin Crofoot, Class of 1950
Merwin Crofoot, age 85 of Perry, passed away peacefully September 3, 2016 at David Simpson Hospice House.
Pamela Few Laymon, Class of 1973
Pamela Few Laymon, 60, passed away August 15, 2016.
Emogene Bickel Hines, Class of 1951
Emogene Bickel Hines, age 83 of Hephzibah, Georgia, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease on Friday, August 5, 2016 at her home.
Joyce A. Jersey Moody, Class of 1957
Joyce A. Jersey Moody passed away suddenly at her home on July 13, 2016.
Richard Hersman, Class of 1993
Richard David Hersman, age 41, passed away at his residence in Olmsted Falls on July 21, 2016.
John Anthony Hokavar, Class of 2007
John Anthony Hokavar, age 27, died July 16, 2016 at his home in Woodbridge, New Jersey.
Willa Dean (Nichols) Brainard, Class of 1957
Dean Nichols Brainard passed away on July 2, 2016, surrounded by loved ones.
Larry Pratt, Class of 1980
Larry E. Pratt, age 54 of Perry Township, Ohio passed away June 18, 2016, at home after a long battle with cancer.
Cody R. Carder, Class of 1954
Cody Carders, age 79 of Thompson, passed away May 27, 2016 at home.
Martha Elizabeth "Betty" Shepard Behm, Class of 1937
Betty Shepard Behm, a life-long Perry and Madison resident, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, aunt, businesswoman, encourager and friend to many died Friday, May 20, 2016.
Michael Horvath, Class of 1965
Michael Horvath, age 69 of Carrabelle, Florida, passed away on May 12, 2016.
David Whitmore, Class of 1950
David Whitmore of Largo, Florida passed away on March 31, 2016. He was born January 21, 1932. He graduated from Perry High School in the Class of 1950. He was married to Geraldine for 61 years.
Dennis Hoffacker, Class of 1968
Dennis R. Hoffacker, age 66 of Painesville, passed away peacefully at Mapleview Country Villa on April 22, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Sandra Bossert, Class of 1965
Sandra Bossert, age 69 of Perry, Ohio, passed away April 21, 2016 at TriPoint Medical Center.
Gail Thomas Ignat, Class of 1968
Gail Thomas Ignat, age 66 of Rapid River, Michigan, passed away April 19, 2016, at Huron Valley Sinai Hospital in Commerce Township, Michigan.
Keith Farren, Class of 1975
Stanley "Keith" Farren, age 60 of Painesville, passed away on April 15, 2016 at his home.
Gordon John Stegkemper, Class of 1968
John Stegkemper, age 66 of Madison, Ohio, passed away March 26, 2016 at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Lee Barrish, Class of 1979
George "Lee" Barrish, age 55, passed away March 15, 2016 at the Cleveland Clinic with family by his side.
Jerry Ondo, Maintenance Employee
Gerald "Jerry" Ondo, Sr., a former maintenance employee at Perry Schools, passed away March 7, 2016 at TriPoint Medical Center.
Jeffrey Cook, Class of 2004
Jeffrey Cook, age 30 of Painesville, passed away March 5, 2016 at his home Painesville.
Delores Keener Taylor, Class of 1953
Delores N. Taylor, age 81, passed away March 7, 2016 while at home.
Mary Ellen Patricia (Meglan) Pizzino, Class of 1965
Mary Ellen Patricia (Meglan) Pizzino, age 69 of Salem, Ohio, died at her home while sleeping early Sunday morning.
Richard Nelson, Class of 1979
Richard L. Nelson, age 56 of Painesville, passed away March 4, 2016 after being struck by a car in Geneva, Ohio.
Sally Ann (Mantel) Sitler, Class of 1952
Sally A. Sitler, born October 30, 1934, the first child of JD and Ada (Stinchcomb) Mantle in Painesville, Ohio, passed away February 27, 2016.
Zachary Johnson, Class of 2007
Zachary M. Johnson passed away February 20, 2016 at the age of 27.
Michael Bentley, Class of 2014
Michael John Bentley, age 20, a lifelong Perry resident, died February 8, 2016 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Nick Square, Transportation Director
Nicholas D. Square, a 52 year Perry resident, passed away January 22, 2016 surrounded by the love of his devoted wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.