2011-03-25 / Obits

David W. Perkins

U.S. Customs Inspector

David W. Perkins, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 17.

Perkins was born in Manhattan and lived in Rockaway for the past 47 years. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956 and was a life member of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Joan (nee Marano) Perkins; son, David J.; daughters, Joanne LaManita and Nancy Hansen; brother, John; sister, Marilyn Duncan; and grandchildren, Mariel, Emily and Nicole.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Rockaway Beach. A funeral mass took place at St. Rose of Lima Church, Rockaway Beach. Interment followed at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, New York. Donations can be made in his memory to St. Vincent de Paul Society and the St. Rose of Lima Food Pantry.

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