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 DavidLPerry@earthlink.net
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.