James “Jim” Perry passed away July 26, 2016, surrounded by family at Skyline Hospital in White Salmon, Wash. He was born March 25, 1930, and was 86 at the time of his passing.
Jim was born in San Francisco, Calif., to Michael and Helena H. (Callaghan) Perry. He grew up in San Francisco, attending schools in the Bay area and graduating from Mission High School. He married the love of his life, Ann Christine Curran, on April 15, 1949, in San Francisco, and to this union, they were blessed with three children, Christine, James and Brian.
Jim and family moved to Stockton, Calif., then back to San Francisco, where he worked as a senior executive for Macy’s until retiring in 1994. In 2001, Jim and Ann moved to Hood River, Ore., to be near family.
He enjoyed crossword puzzles in pen, was very good at jacks and yo-yo, and was a huge 49er’s fan.
Jim is survived and will be dearly missed by his wife of 66 years, Ann Perry of Hood River; three children and their spouses, Christine Ann Bluhm (and Rick) of Lincoln, Calif., James Patrick Perry (and Claudia Camus) of Mount Hood, Ore., and Brian Joseph Perry (and Karen) of Half Moon Bay, Calif.; seven grandchildren and six and a half great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Pete.
Services are planned for 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13 at Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River. Father Ron Maag of St. Mary’s Catholic Church will officiate. A reception will follow his service, and then Jim will be laid to rest at Idlewilde Mausoleum.
Memorials are encouraged to be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in memory of Jim.
Please visit AndersonsTributeCenter.com to leave a note of condolence for the family.
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