Curtis William Perkins
Curtis William Perkins “gentle, loving, and kind man”
SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Curtis William “Sonny” Perkins, 84, of Shinglehouse, passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2021, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a long illness.
Born on Tuesday, May 4, 1937 in Portland, Maine, he was the only child of Curtis L. and Hazel F. MacMillan Perkins.
Sonny attended school in Michigan where his father was employed by Texaco. The family moved to Shinglehouse to live on the Perkins family homestead.
Sonny was a member of the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church where he greeted those attending church with a bulletin. He was also a member of the Oswayo Valley Senior Center in Shinglehouse. He enjoyed history, his computer, and reading the Bible. He loved his beloved dog, Pepper. Curtis William was a gentle man. He loved his friends, including his caring angels, Janette Church and Nancy Haynes, both of Shinglehouse, his church family, and the staff and residents of Sweden Valley Manor.
Surviving are several cousins, including, Olin Edgar (Ave Maria) Perkins, Stephen Perkins, Rick Shavalier, Kevin Shavalier, Joy Campbell, Donna Jean, and Debbie; ten second cousins, including Christopher Clapp, who along with his mother, Carolynn, until her death, were responsible for Sonny’s well being.
Sonny was predeceased by his parents; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held in the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church on a date and time to be announced.
Sonny will be laid to rest with his parents in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Shinglehouse.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, PO Box 671, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to the Oswayo Valley Senior Center, PO Box 296, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
Sonny’s family entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
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