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Thomas D. Perrine
After a 33 year battle with MS, Thomas D. Perrine, 68, went home to be with the Lord on October 8, 2020. He was born in Akron, Ohio on July 15, 1952 to Louis and Dorothy Perrine.He graduated from Coventry High School in 1970 and attended Akron University. As a Sales Manager, Tom worked for Montgomery Ward, Homelite, Marting Realty in 1977 and Jackie Lee’s Bowling Alley. Tom was known for his very unique sense of humor. He was a member of St. Francis de Sales Church since 2000. He enjoyed bowling prior to his MS slowing him down, but still always an avid Ohio sports fan.Tom was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Carol; son, David (Amanda) Perrine; stepson, Jeffrey Tabak of Elgin, Illinois; grandchildren, Marissa and Madison; step-grandchildren, Sarah, Angela, and Jaden; and Theresa Scaffidi who assisted with Tom’s care. Friends may call at Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd., Akron on Monday, October 12, 2020 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis de Sales Church, 4019 Manchester Rd., at 10:30 a.m. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oak Clinic for Multiple Sclerosis, 3838 Massillon Rd., # 360, Uniontown, OH 44685, in memory of Tom. For the safety of the family and other guests, masks are required, and the number of people permitted in the building at a time will be limited. Your cooperation and patience are appreciated. Condolences and memories may be shared with Tom’s family at the funeral home website.
I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Many years ago I babysat for Tom when he was a little boy living on Lake Vista Road. I lived up the street from him and took care of him when his parents would go out with the neighbors (Mr and Mrs Chapin). He was such a nice boy and so well behaved. I have many fond memories of those days. May God bless you and your family at this most difficult time. Fondly
Joan (Miller) Skarl Oct 12 2020 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear about Tom. He was my neighbor in the early 50's and 60's. We shared a lot of great memories . I met a lot of his family also. His wife Carol did a fantastic job taking care of him. You will be missed by many.
Mary Chapin Oct 12 2020 12:00 AM
My sincere condolences for your loss and continued prayers for your family. Although I am also a Coventry graduate, I met Tom at Montgomery Ward, my first job in high school working in the cash office. He was manager of Lawn and Garden, so came to the cash office often, was always kind and had a great sense of humor.
Crystal Cianciola Oct 12 2020 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Perrine
Connie Vaughan Oct 10 2020 12:00 AM