Perry J. Leight
Leight, Perry J., age 80, a lifelong resident of Holmes, NY, died Friday, May 29, 2009 at his home.
Mr. Leight was born June 30, 1928 in Poughkeepsie, NY to David and Grace (Davis) Leight. He graduated from Pawling High School and served in the naval reserves from 1947 until he was drafted into the army on October 25, 1950. He served as a Master Sergeant and a medic in the 180th infantry during the Korean War.
Mr. Leight married the love of his life, Carol Johnson at the Ludington Baptist Church on October 15, 1950.
Mr. Leight was a sales manager for the Pawling Corporation in Pawling, NY for many years.
Through the years, Mr. Leight was involved with many a membership including the Holmes United Methodist Church, the Pawling Recreation Commission, the Holmes Whaley Lake Civic Association, and the American Legion in Pawling, NY. He was a lifetime member and 50-year member of the Pawling Fire Department, a past Pawling Fire Commissioner, instrumental in the formation of the first little league in Holmes and was very involved in promoting the seasonal decorating of the Holmes Pond. Perry also enjoyed the feed back he received as a writer for the Pawling News Chronicle.
Besides his wife Carol of 58 years, he is survived by a son Ronald W. Leight of Hebron, NY, a granddaughter, Theresa Rubino of Wingdale, NY, and two great granddaughters,
Adrianna and Annalisa Rubino.
A funeral service was held Monday, June 1, 2009 10:00AM at the Holmes United Methodist Church, Holmes Rd., Holmes, NY. Interment following at Maple Avenue Cemetery, Patterson, NY. Friends called at the Dwyer Funeral Home, 23 South Street, Patterson, NY on Sunday from 4-8PM.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Leight's memory may be made to Hospice, Inc. 374 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. www.hospiceinc. org .