Carl Rene Perth, age 73, passed away on Sunday, September 16 at the University of Vermont Medical Center with his family by his side. Having lived in Tupper Lake most of his life, he was an avid outdoorsman with a love for camping, hunting and fishing. He had a passion for building and working on trucks of all sizes.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1965-1967. After being honorably discharged, he went on to be a safety officer at Marcy and Raybrook prisons and later retired as an engineer at Sunmount DDSO.
Carl was born in Tupper Lake as the youngest of three children; sisters, Maryann Savage and Rita Peets.
He was pre-deceased by his father Rene Perth and his mother Deliska Sumer-Perth, his mother and father in law, Lorne and Mabel Vibert Pelno and brother in law, Mark Pelno.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Janet Lee Perth, his eldest daughter, Connie Garman and her husband Michael, their two children, Isaac and Allison, his youngest daugher, Cristin Johnson and her husband Travis and the newest member of the family who will be born in January.
Other survivors include, sister in law, Carol Rockwell and her husband Hank Quatro, brother in laws Larry Pelno and his wife Giselle, Joe Scungio, James Pelno and his wife Anna, Wayne Pelno and his wife Naki and Terry Pelno.
There will be no calling hours at Carl's request. A graveside service with full military honors, is scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, September 27 at St. Alphonsus cemetery in Tupper Lake. A gathering will directly follow at the local VFW Post 3120, 196 Park St., Tupper Lake.
The Perth family would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all of the staff at the University of Vermont Health Network, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital as well as the University of Vermont Medical Center for their care and compassion in recent months.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation are asked to consider the Tupper Lake AMVETS in care of the Stuart-Fortune-Keough funeral home, 24 Cliff Ave. Tupper Lake, N.Y. 12986