Emil L. Perunko, Sr.

  • Born: January 25, 1915
  • Died: March 21, 2012
  • Location: Warren, Ohio

Lane Funeral Home - Canfield Chapel

65 N Broad St.
Canfield, OH 44406

Tel. (330) 533-3326

Tribute & Message From The Family

Emil L. Perunko Sr., 97, of Warren, passed away, Wednesday March 21, 2012 at Windsor House of Champion. He was born January 25, 1915 in Neffs, Ohio, the son of the late Charles and Susanna Perunko. Emil was a graduate of Bellaire High School, class of 1933 and lifelong resident of Warren. He retired from Republic Steel on June 6, 1983 where he worked in the open hearth and B.O.F. department. Emil was a member of St. Pius X church, recording secretary of the local 1375 U.S.A.W., and treasurer of the Warren Western Reserve Quarterback Club. He was on the first advisory council for Pineview Memorial Park, a 5 gallon donor to the American Red Cross and coached little league, pony league and American Legion baseball. He enjoyed listening and dancing to Polkas, making latch hook rugs, gardening and yard work and Cleveland Indians baseball. He will be dearly missed by his daughter Linda Kemp, son Emil "Butch" (Amy) Perunko, grandchildren; Marci, Lisa, Allan, and Anne, and great-grandchildren; Tyler, Bentley, Ainsley, Grant, Brayden and Jaelyn. Emil was preceded in death by his wife Olga M. (Chirik) Perunko, his parents Charles and Susanna Perunko, his two sisters; Susan Senek and Mary Blasko, and his five brothers Louis, Charles, Cyril, John and Frank and his son-in-law Thomas Kemp. Funeral services will be 12 Noon Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at the Roberts Clark Chapel, in Warren, where friends will be received from 10:30 AM until the time of the service. Pastor Ray Blasko will officiate the service. Interment will be at Pineview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Arthritis Foundation or to the charity or organization of the donor's choice. Funeral arrangements were handled by Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry to hear of your loss.

Posted by Robert Raines - Cypress, TX   March 29, 2012

Emil and family, Thank God for the long life your father had and for the time he shared with you and your family. We are so Blessed to have our parents for so long and it is with trust in God that we let them rest in peace. Sincerely, Edwina Whitehead and family

Posted by Edwina Whitehead - Newton Falls, OH   March 27, 2012

Dear Linda and Family: We never met Linda's father but reading all the condolences we see how many lives he gently touched. Thinking of you and your family during this time and the memories you all share.

Posted by Brad and Nancy Moritz - Chesterland, OH   March 27, 2012

Butch and Family We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. He was a customer at Hirsch's Sohio for many years. He was a nice guy and he will be deeply missed. Our sympathy to you and your family. Jane and Frank Busko and Family

Posted by Frank and Jane Busko - Warren, OH   March 26, 2012

To the Perunko Family: We are neighbors of Linda Kemps, and have been by her side as much as possible during her father's illness. You have our deepest sympathy, and we pray for your peace and healing during this difficult time. Will & Barb Robinson Lewis Center, Ohio

Posted by Will & Barb Robinson - Lewis Center, OH   March 26, 2012

Butch, Amy, and family, So sorry to hear about your loss. Even though we didn't know your Dad, he must have been some guy if he was the Pops of one of our favorite people ever. You're in our thoughts... Jerry, Jessie, Iris, Libbey, and Walter.

Posted by Styers Family - Buffalo, NY   March 25, 2012

We are so sorry for your loss. I took care of Mr. Perunko as his home care nurse. He was such a sweet man. I enjoyed caring for him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jennie and Norm Foertch

Posted by Jennie Foertch - Southington, OH   March 25, 2012

You have out deepest sympathy. We loved Emil very much. Just remember we do not lose our loved ones to death.We simply watch them go ahead of us to God

Posted by Paul & Betty Diurba - Cortland, OH   March 25, 2012

Emil Perunko, look up the word true gentleman in the dictionary & you will find a picture of Mr. Emil Perunko Sr. I had the pleasure of meeting Emil as WWR. Raider Fans in the WWR Quarterback Club. I always listen to him because I knew his heart was in the right place. R.I.P. Emil God called you home to be an Angel

Posted by Jim Devlin - Warren, OH   March 25, 2012

Butch and family we send our condolances and hope the good memories you shared with your dad will see you through at this time.

Posted by mike marbeth - warren, OH   March 25, 2012

Linda & Marci, You have our sincere prayers as you mourn the loss of your father/grandfather. May God bring you comfort in your sadness, peace in your hearts, and joy as you recall fond memories of his life here. Love & blessings...

Posted by Bridgette Coleman - Delaware, OH   March 25, 2012

Butch, so sorry to read about your dad. My dad and mom always said the greatest things about your father.

Posted by Dale Duncan - Austintown, OH   March 24, 2012

Linda, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rachael

Posted by Rachael Turner - Powell, OH   March 24, 2012

Kind: adj - Of a good or benevolent nature or disposition. Imagine that "kindness" would be our natural state - what a world it would be. Thank you for your kindness, "Pop." Oh, and your tomatoes - they were pretty amazing too! Our lives are better for having tasted both . . .

Posted by Steven & Tom Begert-Clark - Fort Lauderdale, FL   March 24, 2012

Linda, Butch and family I am very sorry to hear of your Dads passing please accept my deepest condolences. I have many vivid memories of what a great guy and family man that he was going back to when your dad had the farm in Willow Grove. I'm sure he's now is in a much better place. Best personal regards.

Posted by Joseph Chirik - Doylestown, PA   March 24, 2012

Linda, so sorry he looks like a great man, Prayers and love to you and family Barb and Bob Albrecht

Posted by Barb Albrecht - Chesterland, OH   March 23, 2012

Dear Linda and Family: We are so saddened to hear of the passing of your father. We will be out of town for the funeral, but please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Merry and Greg

Posted by Greg and Merry Poe - Chesterland, OH   March 23, 2012

Uncle Emil was a wonderful friend and brother to my father, Frank. An era has passed. I think the Perunko siblings are having a great game of catch somewhere in this universe

Posted by Paul Perunko - Hebron, MD   March 23, 2012

Linda, Butch, Your Dad was a wonderful man with great dignity. We always enjoyed our time with him. Bill appreciated his insight to their work situations and was real pleased to have the opportunity to have a conversation. Emil always made us feel welcome and he was generous of spirit. He will be remembered and missed by many friends and family. Our condolences to his dear family and friends. Love, Theresa & Bill Kemp, Bekki and Andrew Gibbs

Posted by Bill, Theresa, Bekki, Andrew - Warren, OH   March 23, 2012