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470 Massachusetts Avenue
PO Box 882
Acton, MA 01720
Phone: 978-263-5333
Fax: 978-263-8193
Eugene J. Perko

Eugene J. Perko

Friday, October 4th, 2019
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Eugene J. "Gene" Perko, 89, of Boxborough, MA died Friday October 4, 2019 in Lincoln after a period of declining health. Born in St. Louis, MO, he was the son of the late Andrew and Susan (Drapp) Perko. Mr. Perko was a retired structural engineer for the former Sverdrup Corporation. He served honorably in the US Army during the Korean War. Gene was a man of strong Christian faith and, throughout his life, was a longtime active member of St. Lucas Ev. Lutheran Church in St. Louis, MO and of Mt. Calvary Ev. Lutheran Church in Acton, MA.

He was the husband of the late Emily A. (Juracek) Perko, to whom he was married for 49 years at the time of her passing in 2004, and is also predeceased by a brother Robert Perko and sisters Mildred (Perko) Dunajcik and Esther Perko. He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Astrid (Heine) Chalupa Perko; his two daughters Ellen Perko-De Haan and husband Alan, and Ruth A.P. Terry; devoted grandchildren Josef De Haan, Halley Terry Stillman and David I. Terry; Astrid's children, Bret Chalupa, Roy Chalupa, Jennifer Dowling and Kay Kenney; grandchildren Joe Chalupa, Nicholas Chalupa, Sarah (Kenney) Tullier, Amanda (Kenney) Knackstedt, Aaron Kenney and Rachel Kenney; and great-grandchild Benjamin Chalupa; two brothers Milton Perko and Richard Perko; and many nieces, nephews and their families.

Visiting hours are Friday October 11th from 2:00-4:00 P.M. and 6:00-8:00 P.M. at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave (Rte 111) Acton. Funeral services will be held Saturday October 12th at 10:00 A.M. in Mt. Calvary Ev. Lutheran Church, 472 Massachusetts Ave (Rte 111) Acton with burial in South Cemetery, Burroughs Road, Boxborough. The family suggests memorial gifts to Mt. Calvary Ev. Lutheran Church, PO Box 986, Acton, MA 01720 or to St. Lucas Ev. Lutheran Church, 7100 Morganford Rd., St. Louis, MO 63116. Memorial page actonfuneralhome.com
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  • Visitation

    Friday, October 11th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Friday, October 11th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Acton Funeral Home
    Address
    470 Massachusetts Avenue
    ACTON, MA 01720
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    The family suggests those who wish make memorial gifts to Mt. Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, PO Box 986, Acton, MA 01720.
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, October 11th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, October 11th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Acton Funeral Home
    Address
    470 Massachusetts Avenue
    ACTON, MA 01720
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    The family suggests those who wish make memorial gifts to Mt. Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, PO Box 986, Acton, MA 01720.
  • Service

    Saturday, October 12th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, October 12th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church
    Address
    472 Massachusetts Avenue
    ACTON, MA 01720
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  • Interment

    Location
    South Cemetery
    Address
    Burroughs Road
    BOXBOROUGH, MA 01719
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  • Reception

    Location
    Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church Hall
    Address
    472 Massachusetts Avenue
    ACTON, MA 01720
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  • US Army

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nancy kumaraswami

Posted at 09:28am
I would like to remember Gene as a man who made Astrid a very happy person. I came to know Gene through my Mother, Joan Neubert. I recall Gene assisting Mom one time with her taxes. It was through the Boxborough Council on Aging that we shared good times. He is a person that will be missed.
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Bret Chalupa

Posted at 05:50pm
Very good man, husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. I'm thankful I've had him as my step dad these past 11 years. Rest in peace Gene.
Bret
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