Born on Nov. 11, 1959 in Meshoppen, he was the son of the late Nicholas Tokach, who passed on July 30, 1982, and Anna Trabish Tokach, who passed on July 30, 2007.
He graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School Class of 1977. After high school he worked for Penthouse Meat Packing in Fleetville and later at Staff Management at the Procter & Gamble Paper Products in Mehoopany.
Perry grew up on the family farm on Indian Hill in Laceyville, where he still resided. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish (St. Joachim’s) in Meshoppen. He loved to hunt and fish in his younger years.
He is survived by his sisters, Susanne Smith of Meshoppen, Doris Storey and her husband Fred, Sr. of Laceyville and Cindy Johnson and her husband, Art of Forkston; sister-inlaw, Freda Tokach of Laceyville; nieces and nephews, Stephen Smith of Meshoppen, Theron Smith and his wife, Mary of Enola, Rhodonna Hart and her husband, Todd of Syracuse, NY, Fred Storey, Jr. of Charleston, SC, Jackie Tokach of Harrisburg, Judy Wildonger and her husband, Jim of Wyalusing, and Nicholas Johnson of Forkston; his special friend, Cara Coolbaugh of Tunkhannock, as well as many greatnieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Michael Tokach, who passed on Aug. 11, 2002 and a nephew Jeffery Tokach, who passed on March 30, 1976.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Joachim’s Roman Catholic Church in Meshoppen with Father Edward Michelini of SS. Peter and Paul Church in Towanda officiating. Interment will follow at St. Joachim’s Cemetery in Meshoppen. Family and friends called at the Sheldon Funeral Home in Meshoppen on Wednesday evening, Sept. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. A rosary was held on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial donations may do so in Perry’s name to St. Joachim’s Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Roger Furman, 2431 SR 3004, Montrose, PA 18801.