Edward Perkowski

Obituary of Edward Perkowski

Wayland – Edward S. “Butch” Perkowski, 73 years of age, passed away Sunday afternoon, February 25, 2018 at his home.      

 

Butch was born February 21, 1945 in Huntington, NY the son of Edward and Helen (Michalowski) Perkowski.  He moved to Wayland with his family at the age of 6 and has remained a resident of the Wayland area the rest of his life.  Butch was a 1963 graduate of Wayland Central School and attended Farmingdale Community College on Long Island.  Butch then served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War for 3 years, from 1966 until his honorable discharge in 1968.  Butch and Judy Gilman were married July 2, 1966 at St. Joseph’s Church in Wayland and together have celebrated over 51 years of marriage.  Together Butch and Judy raised 4 children, Peggy, Peter, Paul and Edward Jr.   

 

Butch’s employment career spanned a couple different areas.  For most of his life he worked in the construction field.  He was a heavy equipment operator and operating engineer with Local 832 in Rochester, retiring several years ago.  Most recently he enjoyed several years driving truck for Belanger Stone and Gravel.  Butch’s hobbies included farming; working on antique tractors; and spending time in his garden andwith his family and friends in  his “Red Barn!!”  He was very proud of both!!”  The Wayland American Legion was very important to Butch.  He was a life member, past commander and charter member of the Legion Honor Guard and an active member of the American Legion Boys State Organization.  Butch was also member of the International Harvester/Tractor Club and a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church in Wayland.  He also loved the New York Yankees and Giants!!  Butch will be dearly missed by all his family, friends and the local community.   

 

Butch was pre-deceased by his parents, Edward S. and Helen Perkowski; and his brother-in-law, James “Mac” MacDonald.  He is survived by his wife, Judy Perkowski of Wayland; his daughter, Peggy Bonadonna of Perkinsville; his sons, Peter Perkowski of Los Angeles, CA, Paul Perkowski and his wife Cheryl Braud of Baton Rouge, LA and Edward Perkowski Jr. and his wife Deeann of Wayland; his grandchildren, Rachelle (Tim) Smith, Branden (Kristi) Smith, Nicole Perkowski, Peter J. Perkowski, Greyson, Leeann and Tyler Perkowski; his great-grandchildren, Ashton, Patrick and Charlotte; his brothers, Vincent Perkowski of Avoca, Stanley (Mary) Perkowski of Wayland, Kevin (Linda) Perkowski of Dansville; his sister Ann Marie MacDonald of Perkinsville; his special K-9 friend, Tashza; along with several nieces and nephews.   

 

Butch’s family and friends may call Friday March 2, 2018 from 4-8pm at the St. George-Stanton Funeral Home, 109 West Naples St., Wayland.  A family prayer service will take place at 9:15am Saturday at the funeral home.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10am at St. Joseph’s Church in Wayland.  Committal prayers, military honors and interment will take place immediately following at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Wayland.  Contributions in memory of Edward S. “Butch” Perkowski may be made to Wayland American Legion, Main St., Wayland, NY or to the Ann and Carl Meyers Cancer Center, 111 Clara Barton St., Dansville, NY 14437.