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John Perrone

 J. Perrone, age 82, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Beloved husband, father, uncle, grandfather, and master of the joke. We will miss his unique sense of humor.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on August 10, 1936, he was a son of the late Salvatore and Anna (Ryan) Perrone.  John graduated from Northeast Catholic HS for Boys in Philadelphia and received his Bachelor of Science from Neumann University.  He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserves.  John worked as a sales person with Proctor and Gamble, Bonne Belle, and Glover Office Furniture before opening his own company, Johmar Associates School and Office Equipment, in 1991. 

John was active in the community as a soccer coach, and co-founder of the New Castle County Soccer Association.  He was an advocate for public education and served as president of the Parent Teacher Associations of Bayard Elementary and Shue-Medill Middle Schools.  Later, he served as President of the Coffee Run Condominium Council.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his siblings, Frank Perrone, Gus Perrone, Cass Marinucci, Edith Hagerty, and Helen Moore.  He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Marie (Bradley) Perrone; children, Barbara Lynne Perrone of Wilmington, Lorraine M. Carcoura (Ahmed) of Wilmington, and Eric John Perrone (Terry) of Raleigh, NC; sister, Betty Strauman; and grandchildren, Garrett Walker, Lauren Perrone, and Nicholas Perrone.  He is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 11 am on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 11 am.  Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in John’s memory to Little Sisters of the Poor, 185 Salem Church Road, Newark, DE 19713.

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  • We are saddened by the death of John who was one of our long time friends. We shared many happy occasions and celebrations with John and Marie including a cruise to the Caribbean. John always had a positive attitude and kept us laughing and amused with his jokes and stories.
    Our sympathies to Marie, Barbara, Lorraine and Eric.

  • A great lost, a wonderful man. He always had a joke and a smile. Sorry for your loss.
    With an abundance of Love

  • Marie – I’m so sorry for your loss. I am out of town this weekend and cannot attend the visitation or funeral Saturday. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. I know John had been sick, so comfort in knowing he is no longer sick and is in a better place now.

  • So sorry, Aunt Marie and to the whole family. An awesome man with a great sense of humor! He will be missed! Sending lots of love your way!

  • Words are never adequate in moments like these. We will say though, that our hearts go out to you, and your family and we will always remember the joyous memories that we were are privileged to have in knowing Uncle John.

  • We will miss Uncle John and his sense of humor.

  • To John’s family- I only knew John competitively from the Office Furniture business. At first, he was the enemy, but over time he became good competition. His sense of humor made him hard not to like. The community has lost a good man. Sending hugs.

  • Deepest Condolences, To the Perone Family, in this time of sorrow! RIP🙏