In loving memory of

Bruce Franklin Perry


Bruce died tragically in a mountain climbing accident at the age of 38.  This web page was created primarily to help Bruce's boys know what a neat guy their father was.  He was greatly loved as a husband, father, son, brother, nephew, cousin, colleague, and friend.

All who knew him are encouraged to submit stories or thoughts about him.  Please send your tributes to

Some of Bruce's classmates from the Stadium High School Class of 1979 have created a scholarship fund in his name at Stadium.  The fund has 501.c.3 status from the IRS, which means that donations to it are tax-deductible.   Send checks to:

Bruce Perry Memorial Scholarship, c/o Linda (Abicht) Johnson, 4617 Foster Place N.E., Tacoma, WA 98422.

Two funds have been established in Cincinnati to help Bruce's family.  One, called the Perry Memorial Household Fund, will assist in house-cleaning, yard work, and home maintenance.  The other, called the Perry Children Educational Fund, will go toward college education for Bruce and Lisa's three boys.  Contributions to those funds should be addressed to:

Susan Elfring, PNC Bank, Private Client Group - 26th Floor, 210 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.


Click on the links below to read what Bruce's family and friends have to say about him:

Lisa Laurenzo Perry, Bruce's wife

Glenn Perry, his dad

Dave Perry, Bruce's brother

Donna Nelson, one of Bruce's cousins

Cinda (Stenger) de Vesci, a friend from childhood

Carl Madson, another childhood friend

Lynn Jacobson, a friend from the Stadium Class of 1979

Mary (Kirkreit) Shriver, another classmate

Brenda and Jim Bax and other friends from Briarcliffe Avenue in Cincinnati

Todd Garrett, a friend and colleague from Procter & Gamble

Other P&G colleagues, including Bruce's supervisor, Susan Bevan Baggott

Bruce's life and death were also described in an article by Stacy Burns in the Tacoma News Tribune, and in obituaries in that paper and the Cincinnati Enquirer.


View family photos of Bruce here.


Lisa has asked that memorial gifts in Bruce's name be made to the following organizations, all of which serve impoverished, neglected or disabled children:

First Place for Children, 1517 So. Fawcett St., Tacoma, WA 98402

Flying Colors, 2142 Tenth Ave. W., Seattle, WA 98119

The Beechwood Home, 2140 Pogue Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208.