Leon Perry, Jr.
  • CYO basketball Program at Our Lady Queen of Peace
    3034 Ford Ave.
    Schenectady, NY 12306

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“Dear Jane and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. At least his battle with this awful disease is over. My father's battle with it doesn't...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Carol Pasquarella Kalinkewicz - MD

“Rest in eternal peace Uncle Lee. It was with a heavy heart that I did not make it to your funeral but I will meet you in the spring when you are laid...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Brian Fetcie - Potsdam, NY

“Dear Rick, Jana, and family, We want to send our deepest sympathy to you all during this difficult time. We met your Dad a few summers ago at Lake...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Cindy Bozik - Ghent, NY - Friend

“I wish I could have known you better. The times I did meet you I never forgot you. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Jennifer (Lisa Perry) Cassar - NY

“Dear Jane and family So sorry for your loss. Just remember he is in a better place and his suffering days are over. Jane I will be calling you....Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: John and Sharon Menech - NY

“Our prayers are with the Perry family at this time of great loss. Lee was an important part of the history of Our Lady Queen of Peace (formerly Our...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Frank Ranucci - Schenectady, NY

“Jane, We only spoke last week. Rose and I are so sorry to hear of Lee's passing. It was a shock when we heard today. Lee was a wonderful person and...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Michael G Lisky Jr - Schenectady, NY

“It's only been a day since you passed and you are already greatly missed. All I have now are the great memories that you have left with us. I...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Rick Perry - Rotterdam, NY - son


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Leon Perry Jr., 78, passed away suddenly on February 26th, 2012 at the South Western Vermont Medical Center after a long battle with Alzheimers.
Lee was born in Potsdam, NY, the son of the late Marion and Leon Perry Sr. He graduated from Potsdam High School in 1952. In high school, he excelled at basketball and baseball, getting the nickname Lefty Perry for his great left-handed pitching ability. In 2005, he was inducted into the Potsdam High School Hall of Fame, where he still holds school records. After high school he attended Canton ATC College before joining the Army in the Special Services Division. While in the military he played in a professional baseball league that traveled around Europe with many future major-league baseball players.
On August 5, 1961, Lee married the love of his life, Jane LaShomb. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past summer. Lee began a long career of 38 years working as a manager for Beneficial Finance Corp., which he retired from in 1994. Lee and Jane settled in Rotterdam after he was transferred there for work. There they raised a beautiful family and loved the community. Lee was a coach in the Rotterdam Little League and coached and ran the CYO basketball program at the former Our Lady of the Assumption Church. He loved coaching and working with the kids. Lee was an avid Yankee fan and spent many nights yelling at the television set if they didn't perform to his liking. He always looked forward to his yearly trip to Ocean City, MD with his children and grandchildren and more recently enjoyed spending the winter months in Sarasota, FL. Lee was also a member of the Rotterdam Senior Citizens Center, the Woestina Young at Hearts and a former Knights of Columbus member. Leon is survived by his wife of 50 years Jane LaShomb Perry, daughters Le-Ann Perry (Ugo Stegagno) of Rotterdam and Jana (Dennis) Pasquarella of Guilderland, sons Rick (Faith) Perry of Rotterdam and Chris (Marti) Perry of Erie, CO. Grandchildren Gabraelle, Nicholas, Christopher, Vail, Rorick and Macy. Brother, Gary (Noreen) Perry of Plattsburgh, sisters Elaine Fetcie of Potsdam, Irene (Donald) Searles of Virginia and Judy Giron of Ohio and many nieces and nephews. Lee was predeceased by a daughter Vicki Sue who died at the age of 6 from cancer and a brother Richard Perry of Virginia. Funeral services for Lee will be held at 8:45am on Thursday March 1 at Bond Funeral Home, Broadway & Guilderland Ave., Schenectady, followed at 9:30am at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 210 Princetown Road, Rotterdam, where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Calling hours will be Wednesday, February 29 at the funeral home from 4pm-8pm. Burial will be in the spring at Calvary Cemetery in Massena, NY. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made in Leon's name to the CYO basketball program at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 3034 Ford Ave. Rotterdam, NY 12306. .