Daniel R. Perkins
June 2, 1958 – February 4, 2017
Daniel R. Perkins, age 58, of Bear, DE and a lifelong resident of Delaware, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 4, 2017, surrounded by his family.
Born on June 2, 1958 in Wilmington, DE, he was a son of the late Rowan P. Perkins, II and Miriam (Montgomery) Perkins.
For the past eleven years Dan worked as a store manager with Giant Foods in Kennett Square, PA.
In his earlier years, he was very active in sports, especially softball and basketball. He will always be remembered for his love of golf, passion for visiting the beach and playing sports with his sons and grandson. Dan was a family man, who loved having a good time with his family and friends. During his lifetime he made many friends and enjoyed leaving each of them with a smile on their face and touching their lives in a positive manner. Dan had a gracious soul and will be dearly missed by many.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Victor Perkins. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 33 years, Joyce M. (Murphy) Perkins; sons, Daniel R.M. Perkins (fianceé, Courtney Kelly) and Bryan J.M. Perkins (girlfriend, Lauren Albanese); brothers, Rowan M. Perkins (Chris) and Eric C. Perkins (Maura); sisters, Carol L. Landis (Bryan), Katherine P. Lafferty (Joseph); Patricia P. Waldorf (Steven) and Shelley N.M. Foster (Donald); and the apple of his eye, his grandson, Ryan M. Perkins, as well as by many nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held on Thursday morning, February 9, 2017 from 9:30 am – 11 am at the First Presbyterian Church of Newark, 292 West Main Street, Newark, DE, where funeral services will be held beginning at 11 am. Interment will follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 200 Continental Drive, Suite 101, Newark, DE 19713.