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David Perlmutter

October 15, 1945 - June 2, 2021

David Perlmutter, age 75, of Townsend, DE, passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

Born in Minneapolis, MN, on October 15, 1945, he was the son of the late Dr. Samuel and Elsie (Klieman) Perlmutter. David earned his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, then made his career as a consulting engineer for companies such as Raytheon, Orbital Sciences and others located around the Washington DC beltway. He enjoyed bike riding, scuba diving, rooting for the Washington Capitals and loved living in the 55 and Better community of Legacy at Odessa National.

David is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Margaret “Cookie” (Tankleff) Perlmutter; children, Michael Perlmutter (Beth), Rachel Wills (Mark), and Stacey Francis; and grandchildren, Joshua and Evan Perlmutter and Shayna and Noah Francis.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David’s memory to Hockey Fights Cancer, P.O. Box 5037, New York, NY 10185-5037


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3 Condolences for David Perlmutter

  • David was so funny, kind and generous. I can still hear his voice as he tried to teach us Hebrew. He will be missed

  • Dear Cookie…
    I just want to express my condolences. I was so sorry to hear
    about David.

  • David was a true mensch, and his wit, wisdom and warmth lit up the lives of so many, including ours. Sending all of our love and healing wishes to you, Cookie, and to your family.