James W. “Perky” Cancierius, 89, formerly of McAdoo, passed away Monday evening at St. Luke’s Hospice, Bethlehem.
Born in Audenried, he was the son of the late Theodore J. and Kathryn (Roberts) Cancierius.
Perky was a member of Welsh Congregational Church, Hazle Village, where he was Past President of the Board of Trustees.
He was a 1949 graduate of West Hazleton High School and was a Korean War Veteran, serving in the U.S. Army.
Prior to retiring, Perky was employed as a supervisor with PP&L for 41 years.
He was 32nd Degree Mason with the Hazle Azalea Fellowship Masonic Lodge #327 of Hazleton.
Preceding him in death, were his wife Marcella (Kudrick) Cancierius; sisters Anna Sannie and Freida Richards; and brother Theodore Cancierius.
Surviving, are his brother-in-law William H. Richards, of Whitehall; nephew William H. Richards III, of Summit Hill; and companion Dorothy Kudrick, of Lehighton.
His funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Jacobs United Church of Christ, 138 Franklin St., Weissport. Interment will follow in Sky-View Memorial Park, Hometown.
Calling hours will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Damiano Funeral Home, Inc., McAdoo, and Friday 10 to 11 a.m. in the church.
A Masonic Service will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.
Condolences may be entered and information is available at www.damianofhinc.com.
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