James (Jim) H. Perry

James (Jim) H. Perry, age 94, a DuBois native and 25 year resident of Treasure Lake, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018, after battling a series of health issues in Loveland, Ohio.

Born on January 26, 1924, in DuBois, PA, he was the son of the late George and Della Shaffer Perry. Jim was a graduate of the DuBois High School. He was married to Sara Jones and she preceded him in death.

He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran. He served in the European Theater in the 3rd Armored Division in North Africa/Italy and was a Purple Heart Recipient.

He was a member of the American Legion Post #17 in DuBois; Society of Gas Operators; Guild of Ancient Suppliers and the DuBois Historical Society.

Jim was a dedicated and engaged member of the DuBois Community, building meaningful and lasting relationships wherever he went. After close to 50 years in the natural gas industry, Jim and his wife Sara Settled at Treasure Lake to be close to family and friends. Their lifelong love of golf and ability to contribute to their local church filled their days. After his wife’s passing Jim continued to be active in the Treasure Lake Lions, the American Legion Post 17 and especially the First United Methodist Church of DuBois where he was always willing to volunteer in any way he could help.

Personal relationships, integrity, commitment to Biblical values and family were driving principals that Jim maintained throughout his life. He will be greatly missed, but his legacy and spirit remains in each of us who had the privilege to know him and experience his warmth and welcoming nature.

Jim is survived by a daughter, Jacqueline “Jackie” (James) Cimino Jr. of Oakmont, PA; a son, Robert (Barbara) Perry of Loveland, OH; and a son-in-law, Thomas Extrom. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He is also remembered by his dear friend and companion, Betty Brown and other extended family and friends.

In addition to his wife, he is also preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Extrom.

Friends and family will be received on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Adamson Funeral Chapel in DuBois. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 29 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, also in DuBois, with Rev. Lance Tucker officiating. Burial will follow in Morningside Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the DuBois Area Honor Guard.

Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church 100 W. Long Ave., DuBois, PA 15801.


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