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Ralph B. Perkner

February 28, 1921 — June 5, 2024

Broomall, PA

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Ralph B. Perkner, age 103, of Broomall, PA, passed away on June 5, 2024.

Born in Birmingham, AL in 1921, Ralph was the son of the late Henry and Queen (nee Kohn) Perkner. He worked as an optometrist until the age of 90. Ralph enjoyed swimming at the Havertown Y, woodworking, and spending time with his family. He was a huge animal lover. Ralph served honorably in the US Navy. He was proud to be a veteran and wore his Navy hat often.

Ralph was the beloved husband of the late Joan A. (nee Pisanick) Perkner; loving father of John J. Perkner (Lim), Ellen B. Murray (Tom), Patricia A. Griffey (Marty), Joan M. Corrado (Jerry), and the late Robert S. Perkner; caring grandfather of Tom Murray, Katie Murray, Patty Murray, Matt Murray, Zac Griffey, Ariana Griffey, Jenna Corrado, and Anthony Corrado; great-grandfather of Tommy, Jack, Rhys, Mia, and Nolan; predeceased by his first wife and the mother of his children, Anne (nee Perry) Perkner.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation 9:30-10:30 AM Saturday, June 29, 2024 at St. Anastasia Church, 3301 West Chester Pike, West Chester, PA 19073, followed by his Funeral Mass at 10:30 AM. Interment SS Peter & Paul Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Providence Animal Shelter/SPCA would be appreciated.

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