Steve Delmon Perry
June 12, 1950 - January 15, 2023
On January 15th, 2023 Steve Delmon Perry of Falls Church was called home at the age of 72. Steve was born the second oldest of five children on June 12th, 1950 to Bernard and Ruby Perry in Falls Church, Virginia. He grew up in Pimmit Hills where he shared a home with his mother and siblings after his father passed away at the young age of 48.
After Steve graduated from George C. Marshall High School in 1968, he went on to join the 602 steamfitters apprenticeship for about 5 years which included working on the museum’s in Washington, DC until the recession hit and he left the apprenticeship and went to work for the City of Falls Church Water Authority as a meter reader and eventually became a technician. If you had asked Steve what his greatest accomplishments were he would tell you that at the top of the list would be meeting his soul mate, Terri. They were neighbors and he quickly fell in love with her and her two children. They married in November of 1981 and eventually had a son of their own, Steve, Jr. He followed Steve, Jr. all the way through Boy Scouts and was so happy that he had that common love of the outdoors. He loved taking the family on camping trips and vacations to Ocean City, MD.
After nearly 40 years of service, he retired and spent most of his free time diving into his hobbies such as hunting and exploring every new national park he could get to. He loved being in the outdoors and would spend as much time as he could out in them. He loved history (especially the civil war) and would frequent Gettysburg where he would spend hours just walking the battlefields.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Ruby. In addition to his wife, Terri, he is survived by his children, Laura, Patrick and Steve, Jr.; daughters-in-law, Gabriella and Catherine; grandchildren, Maddy, Wyatt, Shane, Aiden and Isabella; brothers, Bernard, Jim, and Randy; and his sister, Laura.
A memorial service is being planned for the spring where we can do something in an outdoor setting at a place he loved.