Kirk Stephen Perry

December 19, 1955 - July 19, 2018
Kirk Stephen Perry

“To live in hearts we leave behind, is not to die.”     ~ Thomas Caldwell

Kirk Perry, age 62, a resident of Hampstead, NC,  passed away on July 19, 2018 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center in Wilmington, NC.

Born to parents, Melvin and Jeanne (Dunay) Perry on December 19, 1955, Kirk grew up in Kearny NJ.   He received his bachelor degree from Long Island University/CW Post Campus, NY and MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ.  Throughout his successful business career, Kirk held various positions in the telecommunications industry:  AT&T Director of Quality and Customer Satisfaction; Verizon Wireless Business Account Executive, Solutions Manager, General Manager, Retail Sales Representative and most recently, general manager of Verizon Wireless, Morehead City, NC.  He also owned and operated Castle Video and Castle Storage, Inc, in Branchville, NJ for 20 years.

Kirk was a passionate community activist and served on the Hasbrouck Heights, NJ Borough Council; former chair of the Board of Trustees, Sussex Community College, NJ and many boards and zoning committees.

Kirk is survived by his beloved wife, Melissa (nee Pszeniczny); devoted sons, Bradford Kirk and fiancé, Amy Bocchino; Spencer Gabriel and Sebastian Michael; loving daughters, Megan Mary and husband, Garrett Davis; Kaitlin Regina and husband, Matt Baker; and dear sister, Susan King, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Kirk enjoyed life and his passion was an inspiration to all he knew.  He was an avid pinball enthusiast, took great pleasure in boating, fishing and traveling; a fan of STAR TREK~ “Captain Kirk,” and an ardent supporter of the NY Giants and NY Yankees.

A memorial mass will be held in Saint Cecilia Roman Catholic Church at 90 Church Street, Rockaway, NJ on July 27, 2018 at 10am.  His friends and family are invited to remember and celebrate Kirk’s full life.

Repast for attendees will be held at Caffe Navona, 147 US Highway 46, Rockaway, NJ immediately following.

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  • July 25, 2018
    Sharon Graves says:
    I am so sorry to hear about Kirk. We worked at the Garden State National Bank in New Jersey together in the 1970's. We were best buds. Hugs and prayers for the family.

  • July 25, 2018
    Megan Davis says:
    On July 19, 2018 God decided that he needed a very strong angel to be by his side. He chose my father Kirk Perry. He knew that my father would be able to help hold down the fort in Heaven with his one of a kind wisdom and love. Words will never be able to describe how my heart feels and how much I will miss my dad everyday for the rest of my life. He was the key to my successful life and my bright future. I love him everlasting and am honored to be his daughter. I will continue to make him proud everyday. He leaves five beautiful children and a beautiful wife. I am so thankful he was able to meet my husband Garrett and know that I am left in the best of hands. We will make him proud by telling our family about him and his legacy. I am so thankful for you dad. I love you so much and I look forward to seeing you in Heaven someday. His memorial service will be this Friday July 27 at 10a at Saint Cecilia Roman Catholic Church at 90 Church Street in Rockaway NJ. If you have questions about the service please message me.

  • July 25, 2018
    Susan says:
    BROTHER You gave no one a last farewell Nor ever said good-bye. You were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why. A million times I will miss you. A million times I will cry. If love alone could have saved you, You never would have died. In life, I loved you dearly. In death, I love you still. In my heart, you hold a place no one can ever fill. It broke my heart to lose you, but you didn't go alone, for part of me went with you, the day God took you home. We will meet again someday I know in a better place. I thank God He made you my brother- while you were here-- in my time and space.

  • July 25, 2018
    Wendy&Joe Fatula says:
    Went to C.W. Post with Kirk. He was in the room below mine in the dorm. We became fast friends. We had so much fun together. Lots of laughs and great times. My husband and Kirk spent lots of time together. They were always getting into trouble. Once when he was trying to stidy we poured water under his dorm room door. Boy did he yell. All in good fun. We stayed in touch for years after. His other children were born and his first wife Ruth died. We will miss u Kirky. We always have since we lost touch. Life is so precious. We hope the Perry family will find solace in the memory of such a great guy.

  • August 16, 2018
    Kellie Lambert says:
    Kirk was my assistant manager at the Jacksonville, NC location. He had so much ambition and only wanted the best for each and everyone of us. He was a great leader and will truly be missed.