VIENNA - George Houston Perry of Vienna died Wednesday morning, Jan. 15, 2014, at Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake.
He was born Dec. 11, 1940, in Philadelphia, the second son of the late George H. Perry and Grace Wolford Perry.
George was a graduate of Metuchen High School in Metuchen, N.J., where, in his senior year, he was an all-state lineman in football and was voted "wittiest" in his class.
He also served in the 82nd Airborne and was stationed in Fort Bragg, N.C.
George received his bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina, his master's degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University, and his doctorate degree in counseling psychology from Catholic University of America.
He worked in health care for more than 30 years and served as the CEO of Belmont Pines Hospital in Youngstown for the past 10 years.
George loved travel, even visiting all seven continents and reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, thoroughly enjoyed watching college football and was an avid reader. He also was known for his ability to infuse humor into almost any situation.
George is survived by his wife, Patricia "Patsy" Chotin Perry of Vienna; his two daughters, Allyson (Mark) Madore of Carrollton, Texas, and Jennifer Perry of Cincinnati; his stepson, David W. Leche of St. Claire Shores, Mich.; his brother John (Kathleen) Perry of New York City; and his sister, Sandra (Penn) Yeatman of Kennett Square, Pa.
The viewings will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Drive N.E., Warren, OH 44483.
The service will also be held at Roberts-Clark Chapel following the Saturday morning viewing and will be officiated by the Rev. Maxwell Grant of Greenwich, Conn.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, Ames Family Hospice House, 30080 Hospice Way, Westlake, OH 44145, or to a charity of one's choice.
Online condolences may be made and the obituary viewed at www.robertsclarkchapel. com.