Thomas Paul Perl

Thomas Paul Perl, 70, died Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in New Orleans.

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Thomas graduated from Rockford High School in Rockford, Ohio; Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio; and Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He was ordained on September 15, 1968 and served many churches in Western New York, while also working in the Buffalo office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He left Buffalo to return to full-time ministry in southern Illinois, and the St. Louis area.

Rev. Perl was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers David and Roger and many dear friends.

He is survived by his wife, Martha (Bell) Perl, his daughter Bethany Perl, his sister Betty (Rudy) Roggenkamp and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Rev. Perl’s ashes will be buried at a small church cemetery near Latimer, Iowa.