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Clark W. Perry Jr., 71, Allentown


Clark W. Perry Jr., 71, of State Route 417, passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2023 in his home. He was born on April 19, 1951 in Wellsville the son of the late Clark Sr. and Phyllis F. (Hollister) Perry. On August 18, 1973 in Ellicottville, he married Deborah J. Block, who survives.

Clark attended Allentown Union School, and was a 1969 graduate of Scio Central School. He then attended Jamestown Business College, graduating in 1972. He was drafted into the United States Army and served 1972 – 1974, serving during the Vietnam era at Fort Polk, Louisiana. After his honorable discharge he was employed by Carpet Town as an appliance repairman. In 1984 he was the owner and operator of Perry Appliance Repair, retiring in 2016. Outside his employment, he coached several local youth sports, including the Allentown Little League, and the Allentown Yellow Jacket T-ball and softball teams. As a basketball coach for Scio he was awarded the Paul Vienna Section V Coach of the Year Award, when the Girls Varsity Team won the 1993 Section V Championship. He was also a former member of the Allentown Volunteer Fire Department, the Wellsville Fast Pitch League, the Scio Board of Education, and member and past president of the IIABO (Basketball Official Association).

In addition to his wife of 49 years, Deborah, he is survived by: daughter, Donna Cicirello of Scio; son, Rod (Stephanie) Perry of Wellsville; three beloved grandchildren, Lauren Cicirello, Jack Cicirello, and Kennedy Perry; four siblings, Roger (Pam) Perry of Scio, Sheila Decker of Wellsville, Christine (Mike) Ward of Andover, and Charlie (Cheryl) Perry of Bolivar; brother-in-law, Leonard Hodge of Friendship; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Dale Hodge.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 from 4 -7 PM at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home of Wellsville, 34 West State Street. The funeral will be on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 11 AM in the funeral home with Glen Layfield presiding. In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations to the SPCA Serving Allegany County, 5440 NY-19 Belmont, NY 14813, or to the Allentown Volunteer Fire Department, 1966 Church Street, PO Box 82, Allentown, NY 14707. To leave online condolences please visit 

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