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Old 06-08-2006, 21:05 PM
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Sgt Noble "Al" Perry USMC (ret), 80, Monterey, CA

Seaside - Noble "Al" Perry, 80, passed away peacefully, Thursday, June 1, 2006, at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) from bone marrow disease. He was born April 9, 1926, in Yonkers, New York. After high school Al joined the United States Marine Corps, and did his boot camp at Parris Island, SC, training at Camp LeJeune, NC, and Camp Pendleton, CA. Al served in WWII in the Pacific and Korea, "The Forgotten Victory" from 1944-1952 with the 1st, 3rd, and 6th Marine Divisions. He fought both in Guam and Iwo Jima. His tours included Truk and the Marshall Islands. He was discharged in 1947, but called back to fight in Korea, where he was injured, and hospitalized for a lengthy time at the Naval Hospital, Vallejo, CA. He received a Presidential Unit Citation, and many medals including Battle Stars and a Purple Heart. He received a medical discharge at the rank of Sergeant. Sgt. Al Perry was very proud to carry the title, "United States Marine". He moved to San Francisco, CA and served 30 years of civil service working at the United States Post Office at the SFO Airport. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Connie, and their devoted children: daughter, Patrice Burke, and her partner, Bob Kratky, both of Carson City, Nevada; son, Jim Burke, and wife, Linda, of El Dorado Hills; grandchildren, Brandon, Tyler, and Nathan Burke, and Sam Clifford. Al's best friend was his beautiful golden retriever, Contesa de la Selva (Selvi), who gave unconditional love to her master, and was at his side through most of his illness. She loved it when they went for walks on the beach or just around the block. She gave joy to the family for 16 years, leaving us brokenhearted on June 5, 2005. Imagine they are side by side walking the beaches of heaven. Al loved living on the beach or by the beach, watching beautiful sunsets, and, of course, enjoying TGIF with his favorite Jack Daniels while listening to jazz classics. He was a loyal fan of the 49ers and Giants, and always was dressed with the appropriate hat, T-shirt and jacket. Al's family wishes to thank all the nurses and staff at the Garden North wing of CHOMP. Their smiles, kind words, and excellent caring service helped to ease his pain and suffering. Cremation is under the direction of The Paul Mortuary, and the ashes of Al and Selvi will be scattered at sea with the immediate family. A military memorial will be held at Al and Connie's bench on the beach near the corner of Asilomar and Oceanview, Pacific Grove, at noon on Friday, June 16, 2006. Refreshments following at Lattitudes at Lovers Point. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the SPCA, P.O. Box 3058, Monterey, CA 93942. Gone from our sight, But never our memories - Gone from our touch, But never our hearts.
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