A Seaman’s Life
ROBERT PERECINSKY (“Bob”) was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Anna and John Perecinsky on August 11, 1941 and passed away quietly on his 78th birthday August 11, 2019. Bob graduated from John Adams High School (Class of 1959) in Cleveland where he was on the Varsity Wrestling Team. He attended Western Reserve University. After which he joined the US Marine Corps, worked at Republic Steel Mills, sold World Book Encyclopedias, groomed ski slopes in Aspen, Colorado and was a First Mate Seaman on huge commercial vessels with the Merchant Marine. As a life long Seaman, Bob was able to realize his ambition to travel and see the world. He sailed to many ports in the US, Europe and Asia. He saw the world and thoroughly enjoyed his life as a Merchant Marine for over 45 years. He was an avid reader of books and loved to sightsee, take photographs, read voraciously, and meet people around the world. He was a loyal member of the Masters, Mates & Pilots Union and committed to safety on board the vessels. Bob had friends that he loved (and who loved him) all over the world and kept in touch with them by correspondence and telephone calls no matter where he was. Bob was a a quiet, private, gentle, proud, intelligent and caring man. He was loved by his friends and family and will be missed by all, especially on holidays and family gatherings where he was smothered with love, blossomed and ate all of the turkey & dessert. Bob was 1 of 3 children and was preceded in death by his mother & father. He is survived by his brother, RON PEREY of Seattle; LUANNE GRESHEM of Phoenix; his beloved niece PAGE PEREY of Seattle; and an extended family of nieces, nephews, and cousins in WA, Ohio, NV, IL, & AZ. Bob lived a full and rewarding life packed full of adventure. He climbed the pyramids in Egypt, hiked through the Rocky Mountains, the Alps and the open farmlands, villages and castles of the world.
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