Anthony Perry, 1912-2013

SARASOTA, Fla. – Anthony “Chook” Perry, formerly of Girard, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Sarasota.

He was born May 28, 1912, in Girard, the son of John and Josephine Cretella Perry.

Anthony was the founder and owner of Perry’s Flowers and Gifts.

He was a member of St. Rose Church in Girard and St. Thomas Moore in Florida.

Survivors include his daughter, Joanne Brkich of Sarasota, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Zirafi Perry; two sisters, Theresa Spondike and Mary Palmer; and five brothers, Sam and Anthony Ezzo and Frank, Joe and James Perry.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at McClurkin Funeral Home in Girard. A funeral Mass will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Rose Church in Girard. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery