Obituary of John Perrine
John Clarence Perrine, Jr., died August 31, 2022 at his home in Tully, New York. He was 80. He was born in Auburn on May 2 to John and Frances (Satterly) Perrine, and lived his childhood in Cayuga County. He graduated from Moravia High School in 1961, and attended Auburn Community College. John worked for Smith-Corona in Groton and Cortland from 1961 until his retirement nearly 40 years later. John's work in the engineering department afforded him travel all over the world, but most frequently to England, Singapore, and Mexico. John was an avid gardener, reader, home renovator, musician, and artist; there was little he could not do with his hands and his exacting mind. His turns of phrase and the stories of his ordinary, yet extraordinary life are now fond memories of his friends and family. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Patricia A. (Pace) Perrine; sons Christopher John (Stacey) Perrine of Cortland and Aaron Michael (Amanda) Perrine of Syracuse, grandchildren Erin Michele (Jake) Fuller of South Carolina, Kelly Perrine of Cortland, and Julian John Perrine of Syracuse, and great-grandchild Ezra Fuller. Also surviving John are sister Margaret (Robert) Geiger of Buda, Texas; brother-and-sister-in-law John and Sandra Pace of Homer; sister-in-law Dolores Perrine of Brockport and Cathy Pace of Ithaca; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by brothers Lyman, Robert, and Edward, and sister Ellen. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday September 6, 2022 from 10-11am at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland, NY. Burial will follow at the St. Mary's Cemetery, Cortland, NY.