Dennis S. "Denny" Perry

Born: Fri., Oct. 8, 1943
Died: Sun., Jun. 25, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:30 PM, Fri., Jun. 30, 2017
Location: Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, Inc.

Memorial Service

11:30 AM Fri., Jun. 30, 2017
Location: Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, Inc.

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Dennis S. Perry, 73, of Canton, PA passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Guthrie’s Troy Community Hospital.

Born October 8, 1943, in Elmira, NY, Dennis Stuart Perry, “Denny” to family and friends was a son of the late Ernest “Shorty” and Helen (Packard) Perry.  He was a 1961 graduate of Canton High School.  Denny served in the U.S. Army stationed in Korea for one year and later served with the active Army Reserves until 1995.  On July 9, 1966, he married the former Barbara Watkins in the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).  Denny was employed as head of security for Ward Manufacturing in Blossburg until retiring in 2014.  A great fan of all Canton sports, he also was his children’s biggest supporter for their interests in school activities and sports. He took great pride in spending time with his beloved grandchildren.  Denny was a PIAA Football official and would often be asked to umpire baseball games.  He assisted with Little League and the Teener Baseball Programs, coached Pop Warner Football and was Canton’s Varsity Basketball Coach for several years.  He followed the NY Giants, NY Knicks and LA Dodger Teams.  Denny also was interested in history and was quite a history buff, he especially enjoyed anything military. He was a member of the Canton Moose Lodge No. 429.      
Surviving is his wife of 50 years, Barbara, two sons; Devin (Andrea) Perry of Thomasville, NC and Damon “Boo” (Laurie) Perry of Canton, four grandchildren; Logan Perry, Justin Perry, Kayla Parker and Addison Perry, two sisters-in-law, Barb Perry of Canton and Cheri Case of Troy and a brother-in-law, Don Chilson of Leroy, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Joseph Perry, stepmother, Gerry Perry and a sister-in-law, Linda Chilson.  

Calling hours are 10 – 11:30 A.M. Friday, June 30, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton. Rev. Glen Landis will officiate the memorial and committal services to celebrate Denny’s life at 11:30 with military honors accorded.  A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family.  

In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial to Western Alliance EMS, P.O. Box 13 Troy, PA 16947 or to Canton Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 72 Canton, PA 17724.  Share memories and condolences at

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Wendy, Ryan and Kayla Rickman
   Posted Tue June 27, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss! We love you all!!❤️❤️

Bev Seeley
   Posted Tue June 27, 2017
We are so sorry, seems we were always in the same place at the same time, Troy hosp., manor, Peppers. We wish you peace and God's comfort!

Mr. Lynn H. Mead
   Posted Wed June 28, 2017
Dear Barb, So Deeply sorry for your loss. DENNY was along with Bill Hansell the best friends I had in school. Denny and I had sports and we could connect so easily with tricky plays. My thanks go to him and his Mom for putting me up for the nights after late night away games. Having been away so long in my career I feel like I missed out in some ways. I am so proud to see how he carried out principles he stood for family, children, relatives and Canton High School and many others. If I get back to Canton I will definitely get in touch if not before.My prayers have already gone out for Denn, you and family.
Love Lynn

VFW Post 1536, Sayre
   Posted Thu June 29, 2017
Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Gary McNett
   Posted Thu June 29, 2017
Dear Barb & Family,

Fond memories of a good friend. I loved playing ball with Denny. Condolences Barb. May God continue to bless you.


Jeremy Peifer
   Posted Fri June 30, 2017
Damon & Perry family,

I am so sorry to hear of passing of your dad. I am sure there are a lot of people that have memories like I do, but I have thought of him many times over the years because he was so influential to me in my Little League years. A lot of the way I played the game of baseball and now coach my son and his teammates are a lot to do with how he taught me the game. I had some good coaches in my playing career, but he was the best. My prayers are with you and your family during this time. God Bless!

Jeremy Peifer

Sharon W. May
   Posted Sat July 01, 2017
Barb, condolences to you and your family.

Marlene K. Wilber
   Posted Wed July 05, 2017
Dear Barb & Family,
So sorry to hear of Denny's passing. Sending prayers your way. Try and remember all the good times your shared.
With deepest sympathy,
Marlene Wilber

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