Charles R. Perkins, Jr.
Age 89, formerly a longtime Crafton resident passed away peacefully on Thursday August 12, 2021. Beloved husband of 63 years to Mary Elizabeth (Burgard) Perkins; father of Kathleen (William) Adelman, Janet (Bobby) Novotny, and the late Judith Perkins. Dear grandfather of Elizabeth and Benjamin Novotny; brother of John and the late James Perkins. Also survived by nieces, nephews, and friends. Charlie was a US Army veteran during the Korean War and was formerly employed for over 40 years with the Pittsburgh Press. He was an avid traveler and talented stain glass and leather craftsman. He also enjoyed many other creations and photography, but most of all his favorite times were spent with his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be Monday only 6-8 pm at the SCHEPNER-MCDERMOTT FUNERAL HOME, 165 Noble Ave., Crafton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 am Tuesday at St. Philip Catholic Church, Crafton, where Charlie was a longtime member. (Everyone please meet at the church) In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in Charlie's name to Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pgh, PA 15212. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery with Full Military Honors.
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