Victor E. Perry
December 30, 1921 - January 5, 2012
Victor E. Perry, 90, formerly of Willsboro, presently residing at Saranac Village at Will Rogers in Saranac Lake, died after a short illness at the Adirondack Medical Center on Jan. 5, 2012.
He was born in Saranac, Dec. 30, 1921, the son of Edward Joseph and Sadie Theresa ( Gonyea) Perry.
He joined the US Army in 1943 and served his country honorably until 1965 when he retired from the US Air Force as a Major. During his military career he'd been stationed in New Mexico, Cuba, Florida, Guam, California, Alaska, South Dakota, Illinois, Nebraska and Iowa, where he mainly flew B18's and B39's.
After retiring from the Air Force, he opened a Flying Service and the Sioux Air Ambulance Service in Sioux City, Iowa, which he ran for 24 years. During his military and civilian careers he acquired more than 30,000 flying hours. He was also a 55-plus year member of the K of C # 7461, a member of the BPOE, Keeseville # 2072, a member of the VFW, Keeseville # 125 and a 65-plus year member of the American Legion.
Mr Perry is survived by a sister Rita Sherkota of Plattsburgh, step children James Brunett fof Chateguay, Thomas G. Brunett of Plattsburgh, Betty Ann Becker of Rochester and Janice Kraft of Kennesaw, Ga.
He was predeceased by his first wife and daughter Mary Ann Perry; his second wife, Bertha A. (Monette) Perry in 2006, two brothers; Bernard Perry and George Perry; and a sister, Lila Perry.
At his request there will be no public calling hours. A Funeral Mass at St. Philip's Church and burial in Calvary Cemetery in Willsboro will take place at a time to be announced at a later date. Huestis Funeral Home, Willsboro has been entrusted with arrangements.