Peter C. Perna, 88, of Kelayres, passed away suddenly Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton.
Born in Kelayres, he was the son of the late Michael and Josephine (Notaro) Perna.
Peter was a member of the Church of All Saints, McAdoo. He was a Korean War veteran serving in the U. S. Army.
Prior to retiring, he was head of maintenance at Harman-Geist Stadium for the Hazleton Area School District.
Peter was a member of the McAdoo V.F.W. Post 6708 and the McAdoo Fire Co.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his wife Regina (Butler) Perna; and brother Anthony M. Perna.
Surviving are his sister Connie Temos and husband Edward of Seven Valleys; niece Lorie Przygrodzki and husband Jozef of Hyattsville, MD; great-nieces Sophia and Cecelia.
A heartfelt thank you to his special neighbors Stanley and Barbara Boris of Kelayres.
His funeral will be held Saturday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in Church of All Saints, McAdoo. Msgr. William Baker will be the celebrant. Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, McAdoo.
All current Covid-19 restrictions will apply.
The Damiano Funeral Home Inc., McAdoo, is assisting with arrangements. Condolences may be entered, and information is available at www.damianofhinc.com.