Gerald “Red Beard” J. Perry Jr.


Gerald J. Perry, Jr. “Red Beard” of Riverside, NJ passed away on December 18, 2001 at Virtua Health Memorial Hospital in Mt. Holly, NJ at the age of 45.

Gerald was born in Mt. Holly and had been a resident of Riverside since 1980. He was a foreman for Toolmaster Tool Machine Co. in Moorestown, NJ for 27 years. Gerald was a member of the N.R.A., the White Eagle DX Group and St. Peter’s RC Church in Riverside. He dearly loved his family and was an avid outdoorsman. Gerald was the loving husband of Rita (nee Melcher) Perry of Riverside to whom he was married for the past 27 years; the beloved father of Christopher J. Perry (Michele) of Maple Shade, NJ, Zachary D. Perry (Wendi) and his expected son Kristopher D. Perry of Irving, TX, Marc W. Perry, Jessica M. Perry, Rose A. Perry and Rebecca J. Perry all of Riverside, the cherished son of Patricia (nee Kipel) Sozio of Browns Mills, NJ, the devoted brother of James M. Perry of Roebling, NJ, Patricia Torres of Pemberton and the late Barbara Wise.

The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10:30 am at St. Peter’s R.C. Church, Bridgeboro and Hancock Sts., Riverside. Interment will follow at Monument Cemetery, Beverly, NJ. Visitation will be this evening from 7 to 9 pm and on Friday from 9:30 to 10 am at THE SWEENEY FUNERAL HOME, 337 Bridgeboro St., Riverside. The family would prefer flowers or memorial donations to St. Peter’s R.C. Church, P.O. Box 248, Riverside, NJ 08075.