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Dorothy V. Perry, travel agent

She had owned agency in Towson

By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun

6:04 PM EST, January 25, 2013

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Dorothy V. Perry, former owner of a Towson travel agency, died Jan. 16 of a heart attack at her daughter's Lutherville home. She was 90.

The daughter of a streetcar conductor and a homemaker, Dorothy Wertz was born in Baltimore and raised on 30th Street.

A 1940 graduate of Eastern High School, Mrs. Perry worked as a secretary at Commercial Credit Co. and did volunteer work.

After World War II, she married Urner "Bo" Perry, who had served in the merchant marine and later became a Westinghouse Electric Corp. electrical engineer.

In 1980, she and her husband opened Far Corners Travel on York Road. They traveled all over the world and belonged to several professional organizations.

Her husband died in 1986. She retired and sold the business in 1995.

The former Stoneleigh resident was an avid gardener and belonged to several garden clubs. She was also a member of the Women's Club of Glen Hill and the Towson Elks Mixed Gold Club.

Mrs. Perry was a tenpin bowler. When she was 89, she bowled a score of 183, family members said.

She also liked spending time at a second home in Ocean City, where she crabbed, fished and boated.

Mrs. Perry was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, where plans for a memorial service were incomplete.

Surviving are a son, Phillip Perry of Jarrettsville; a daughter, Gail Moran Mauldin of Lutherville; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com