Thomas Anthony Perkins Sr., 78 service tomorrow


Thomas Anthony Perkins Sr., died of cancer Aug. 28 at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The former resident of Hampden and Arbutus was 78.

A memorial service for Mr. Perkins will be held at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow at Woodlawn Cemetery, 2130 Woodlawn Drive.

Mr. Perkins worked for nearly 30 years as a warehouseman for the Charles E. Hires Bottling Co. until the business left Baltimore in the late 1950s. He then worked for Western Auto Supply Co. until he retired in 1972 and moved to Holiday, Fla.

Mr. Perkins served in the Navy during World War II.

His wife, Margaret Stout Perkins, died in 1982.

He is survived by two sons, Robert T. Perkins of Saage and Thomas A. Perkins Jr. of Baltimore; a daughter, Margaret P. Orlove of Westminster; a brother, Leo Perkins of Baltimore; a sister-in-law, Gordia Donaldson of Gaithersburg; two granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial donations to the American Cancer Society.

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