GIRARD, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Perry C. Shinas, 89, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019, where he resided at Kirtland Rehabilitation and Care in Kirtland, Ohio.
He was born October 28, 1929, in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of the late Constantinos and Meropi Shinas.
He was a 1948 graduate of Girard High School.
He retired in 1990 from GM Auto Workers-Delphi Packard as a die setter after 30 years.
Perry was a member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Warren, Senior Citizens Club, Yiasou Club and the Ikarian Club, all at the church.
He enjoyed lighthouses, woodworking, fishing and gardening.
Perry served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps, in the Korean War and had marched in inaugural parade for President Truman.
He is survived by a son, John D. Shinas of Atlanta, Georgia, Mary Anne (Eugene) Molnar of Ormond Beach, Florida and Lea (Mike) Wiertel of Bratenahl, Ohio; four grandchildren, Athena (Joe) Merklin, Taylor Molnar, Aegeas Wiertel and Elijah Wiertel; two great-grandchildren, Hailee and Hunter; a brother, George Shinas of Cleveland; a sister, Kathryn Athanasiou of Greece and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Cleo “Cleopatra” Shinas whom he married June 7, 1953 and passed away June 30, 2018 and a great-grandson, Zander Merklin.
Family and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday, April 10 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road NE, Warren, where a Trisagion Prayer Service will be held at 5:00 p.m.
Family and friends may also pay their respects on Thursday, April 11 from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 429 High Street Warren, OH 44481.
There will be a funeral service held on Thursday, April 11 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church with the Fr. Constantine Valantasis, officiating.
Burial will take place at Pineview Cemetery, Warren where military honors will be provided by the great men of the Trumbull American Legion.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Perry’s name to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 429 High Street Warren, Ohio 44481.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to sign the guestbook and send condolences to Perry’s family.