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Lawrence James Perks

August 13, 1939 — November 12, 2022

Princeton, NJ

Larry Perks, 83, passed away at Merwick Rehabilitation facility in
Plainsboro on Saturday, November 12, 2022 following a long

Larry was born in his grandparents’ farmhouse on Cherry Valley
Road in Princeton Twp. on August 13, 1939. He was the son of
the late Helen Parriski Perks and Thomas C. Perks, Sr. and the
brother of the late Thomas C. Perks, Jr. and uncle of his late niece
Sheila Perks Fisher.

Larry attended Princeton schools and graduated from Princeton
High School in 1957. He was employed as a mason by his father
until the mid-1970s when he and his brother took over the family
business when his father retired. In 1979 Larry was seriously
injured in an auto accident that left him unable to return to his line
of work.

For many years he had been a die-hard fan of Princeton University
Men’s and Women's basketball teams. He also attended the Mens'
practice sessions and operated the clock and scoreboard for the
team as they practiced. It became a “labor of love” for him. He
had attended just about every home game the team had played
since before the days of Bill Bradley.

Larry is survived by several nieces and a nephew. He is also
survived by his dear companion, Mary Pelc, with whom he has
resided for many many years, and by several cousins, both in the
area and out of town.

There will be no calling hours. A brief graveside service will be
held in Princeton Cemetery on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at
2PM. In lieu of floral arrangements, please send a donation in his
memory to St. Paul's Parish, 216 Nassau St. in Princeton, NJ. 08540.

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