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To Prof. Perry's Family,
I just learned of Prof. Perry's passing. I was a student of his from 1967-71 at the U of I. I had the outstanding fortune of having him as a professor for 3 of my accounting courses. Prof. Perry was a wonderful person. I know he was proud of the many lives he so positively touched and influenced. May God be with you and his many friends, Patrick Worsham
I was so sorry to hear of Professor Perry's death today. As many others have stated, he is one of my pleasant memories from U of I in the 70's. When I was a seniior I told him about a trip to Nassau to play blackjack and at that and every other time I saw him he always reminded me to "Split those Aces and Eights". I so enjoyed his wit and smile. Whenever a test was scheduled for an evening, at class that day he casually reminded us that we'd have a "quiz" that evening. I spoke to him when I got my first job and he recalled having my boss in a class 20 years back. I again called him in the late 90s when my son was in a basketball tourney in Champaign and he was just as sharp. Heaven caught a break a couple of weeks ago. My thoughts are with his family.
Jeff Hiser - '77
I will never forget Prof. Perry. What a great person. I'll never forget to RTP. thanks.
I was a student of Professor Perry's back in the 70's. I remember him with great fondness and respect and gratitude. I have never forgotten to "read the problem" and to know that sometimes, passing is enough (75-75-75-75).
I had the privilege of speaking to him via phone a few months ago (from my new home near Jerusalem, Israel) and he was funny and interesting and personable as ever.
May his memory be for a blessing. Professor Perry was much loved and respected and well, simply an icon. May the family members and all of those close to him be comforted in bearing this tremendous loss of a great man.
class of 1975