Perham, Richard J. Age 75, of Fox Lake, passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2013. Richard was born in Chicago, Illinois, on August 10, 1937. Richard served in the United States Army
for ten years and was a proud veteran. He was a craftsman and worked as a carpenter; repairing, building and maintaining homes and businesses. Richard enjoyed playing cards and putting together puzzles with his loving partner of seventeen years, Carol Bulava. He was known for his love of reading about history, airplanes and anything military; he very much liked to have discussions on the subjects with his sons, family and friends. Richard is survived by his sisters, Patricia Richardson (Paul), Bernadine Schwerdt (Leonard), and Gloria Dylong (Dennis); brother, Donald; children, Michael, Eric (Bo Kyung), and Cris (Rina) and five grandchildren. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Helen (Fijalek) Perham; brother, Robert and sister, Barbara. A memorial celebration will be held Saturday, August 3, 2013, from 2:00-5:00 PM at Hello Folks, 78 E. Grand Ave, Fox Lake, IL 60020.