Joseph C. Perna, 67, died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Born in Middletown, NY on March 1, 1950, he was the beloved son of Mary and Vincent Perna, Sr., who survive him.
Joe earned a bachelor's degree from SUNY Cortland and an MBA from Fordham University. He was employed for 31 years as a Professor of Accounting at UCCC, retiring in 2010. He was the recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2006. A patient and caring teacher, he made a lasting impact on his students' lives. Joe enjoyed golfing and restoring his 100 year old house, but mostly spending time with his family. He is remembered as a loving father, husband, son, brother, uncle and Pop Pop.
In addition to his parents, Joe is survived by his loving wife Sandra Perna, his beloved daughters Lauren Perna of New York City, Erin (Charles) Mullen of South Carolina, and his beautiful granddaughter Ava Mullen. He is also survived by his loving siblings, Dawn (Ken) Gray, Vince Perna Jr., Kathy (John) Bendlin, and Mary (Don) Wilkins, as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Entrusted to the care of Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 326 Albany Ave., Kingston, where friends and family may visit on Thursday May 18th from 2pm to 4pm. A service of remembrance will take place at 4pm. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to, Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, 195 Hudson St., Cornwall on Hudson, NY 12520.
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