Floyd V. Perry, Hamlin, passed away peacefully on Wednesday afternoon at the Gardens of Green Ridge at the age of 87.
Born in the "Old Nay Aug" section of Dunmore, he was the son of the late Raymond and Alice (Murphy) Perry. He was educated by Dunmore schools. He was a corporal in the United States Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean War. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Stars and also the Japan Occupation Medal.
Prior to his retirement at the age of 47 in 1977, he was employed by Seaboard Tank Lines Inc. He was an expert outdoorsman, an avid reader and an authority in the field of exterior ballistics. Every Sunday you could find him at his best friend Griff's garage taking part in anything from giving haircuts to rebuilding engines. Floyd also enjoyed spending his time up the mountain, especially during hunting season, with his close friends Griff, Fred, Tim, John, Wes and his nephew, Joe. Although he had no children of his own, he was extremely close with his nephew Joe. He will be missed by anyone who knew him.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Alice Perry; brothers, Robert, Herbert, Teddy, Earl, Walter and Lawrence; nephew, Timothy Perry; niece, Carol Androski; a great-nephew, Joseph Vivirous; and close hunting friends, Sal Verrastro and David Murphy.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Gardens of Green Ridge and Hospice.
Arrangements are being entrusted by Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore. In light of the current pandemic, the service will be private.
Interment, Salem Cemetery, Hamlin.
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