Henry “Don” Perrea “Padre”, 81, of Medina, passed away Monday, May 13, 2013 at Hospice of Medina County. He was born January 5, 1932 in East Hampton, Massachusetts, to William and Louise (nee Carrier).
Don was stationed in Alaska, which he came to love. He retired in 1985 from Ohio Bell, where he was employed as a Cable Splicer for 30 years. Don was an avid photographer, he enjoyed working on small engines, playing Euchre, (beer), bowling (and beer), and having his family around him. Summer picnics and reunions (and beer) were the norm for Don and his family. He enjoyed renovating their home in Medina which was built in 1880, purchased in 1968, named (“Round Tuit Acres”). Don was very talented in his ability to invent little gadgets that he used around the home.
He was an extensive camper and traveler especially enjoying the Northwest States. He took a camping trip back to Alaska in 1979.
Henry “Don” was a loving husband to Marlene (Zimlich), and father of Michael (Lee Anne) Perrea, Christine Perrea, Patti (Mike) Yesenosky, Donna Perrea, (deceased), Diane (John) Donahue, Denise (Joe) Hurosky and Andy (Mary) Perrea; grandfather of 13; great grandfather of 10; he was the brother of Edgar Perrea, Theresa Thomas and Leona Thomas; as well as Rita Benoit and Esther Maynard (both deceased), all from Massachusetts.
Visitation will be held Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 4 to 8 P.M. at Carlson Funeral Home, 3477 Medina Road (corner of Rt. 18 and River Styx Rd.), Medina. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 A.M., Friday, May 17, 2013 at Holy Martyrs Catholic Church, 3100 S. Weymouth Road, Medina (please meet at the Church). Fr. Stephen Dohner will officiate. Burial with full Military Honors will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Road, Rittman. (please meet at the cemetery entrance 15 minutes prior), on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 ceremony at 12:30 P.M.
Family request in lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 5075 Windfall Road, Medina, OH 44256 or Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area 70 W. Streetsboro St. Suite 201, Hudson, OH 44236.
Online memorials at www.carlsonfuneralhomes.com