John Joseph Perko Jr., 85, of St. Clairsville, Ohio died Wednesday October 26, 2011.
He was born July 18, 1926 in Bridgeport, Ohio, a son of the late John Joseph Sr and Christine Marcinko Perko.
He was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Clairsville, Ohio, American Legion Post #159, VFW Post #5356, Eagles and St Francis of Assisi. He retired from Freeman United Coal Mine as a coal miner, and was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife; Gloria Perko, his second wife; Dollie Marie Perko, his son; Randall Baker, his brother; David Perko, and his sister; Rosemary Fillon.
He is survived by his children; Charmaine Ray Chorey, Jeff Cathy Perko, Marsha Jim Donahue, Michele Larry Millburg, his sister; Ethel Robert Estep, fourteen grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Friends will be received Saturday October 29, 2011 at the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory 204 W. Main St. St. Clairsville, Ohio from 10 until the time of Funeral Liturgy with Mass at 11am at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Clairsville, Ohio with Father Michael Gossett as Celebrant.
Entombment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice Liza’s Place 10686 State Route 150 Rayland, Ohio 43943.
Online condolences at altmeyer.com
Dear Brooke, Kay, Michele and Marsha
I’m truly sorry about the passing of your beloved Father, Grandfather, and Father-In-Law. There are no words that will lessen your sorrow. It is so hard to lose a loved one. The ONLY comfort I can offer is knowing that this “SPECIAL MAN” is no longer in pain, his suffering is over and he has NOW joined his son, Randy, in Heaven..I ONLY know of John Joseph Perko through Brooke, who loved him dearly. Please know that you are all in my Prayers. Today is for grieving and tears, BUT one day, you will be able to share memories, of him,with smiles and laughter. John is NOW one of “Heavens Soldiers”…Peace and comfort to you all.
Michele, Marsha and families….
Please accept our sincere sympathy in the loss of your Dad. It is always hard to lose a loved one, but may knowing that he is whole, well, with his beloved Dolly and at peace bring you comfort and make this loss easier to accept. Our thoughts, sympathy and love are with you.