George Thurman Perrine
MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK - George Thurman Perrine, of Mountain Lake Park, age 95, passed away peacefully at Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020.
He was born on Feb. 23, 1924, near Rowlesburg, W.Va., the oldest of eight children of the late George Thurman and Reda Florence (Long) Perrine. He married Mildred Florence Killius on Nov. 30, 1945. The couple had five children.
George grew up in West Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina. He was in the CCC, being in camps near Frederick and in Washington, D.C., prior to enlisting in the Army. George was a World War II veteran, having served in a scout platoon of the Army's second armored division (Hell on Wheels). He saw action in North Africa, Sicily, France, Belgium and Germany. He was wounded three times, for which he received three Purple Hearts. After being discharged, he got married and settled in Garrett County. He worked for the United States Postal Service, most of the years serving as postmaster in the Mountain Lake Park office.
George had many interests and hobbies. In his earlier years, he enjoyed fishing and hunting and was actively involved in the turkey stocking program in Western Maryland. Later in life, especially after retirement, he and Mildred traveled extensively throughout the U.S. He loved to read and was very knowledgeable in history, geography, railroading, and politics, among other things. He was a lifelong avid model railroader, and was well known in the railroading circles throughout the East. He was involved in the politics of Loch Lynn, the water company and the sewage commission, as well as the Garrett County Historical Society. He was a member of Deep Creek Baptist Church.
George is survived by his wife of 74 years, Mildred (Killius) Perrine; four sons, Richard Perrine and wife, Linda, of Oakland, Stephen Perrine and wife, Gail, of Cranesville, W.Va., Paul Perrine and wife, Shauna, of Oakland, and John Perrine of Oakland; a daughter, Susan Miller and husband, Randy, of Bridgewater, Va.; one brother, Larry Harris of Camarilla, Calif.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren (and one more on the way); and numerous nephews and nieces.
Friends will be received at C & S Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., 21 N. 2nd Street, Oakland, on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, from 5 to 8 p.m.
A funeral service will then be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Deep Creek Baptist Church, with Pastor Dave Helton officiating.
Interment will follow in the Garrett County Memorial Gardens with military honors accorded by the U.S. Army and the combined honor guard of the American Legion Post 71, and the Deer Park VFW Post 10077.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Garrett County, P.O. Box 271, Oakland, MD 21550.
www.csfredlockfh.com.
Published on January 13, 2020

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Debra Cooper Beyers
Jan 15, 2020
Please accept my deepest sympathy. What a wonderful man he must have been. I feel quite certain my daddy, A J Cooper knee Mr Perrine. Dad also was also part of the 2nd Armored Division, 82nd Recon. Very few will ever fully understand what these men did on a daily basis. My dad passed on March 1, 2011. God bless all who loved and will miss Mr Perrine. Absolutely the Greatest Generation.
Roxanne Buckalew
Jan 14, 2020
George was a wonderful man, a dear friend of my Dad’s (Goff Turner)and our family. Mildred, you and your family will be in my prayers. Love Roxanne 💙🙏🏻💙
Georgann Pierce Schneider
Jan 14, 2020
He was in my Uncle George’s unit (2nd Lt George Schneider. Co B 82nd Recon 2nd armored) and I always hoped to be able to meet him & hear his stories in person.
He had a life well lived.

May his memory be a blessing.
Teresa Griffin Brooks
Jan 14, 2020
My dad, Calvin ‘Shorty’ Griffin served in the 82nd and spoke of your husband and dad so often. I believe they reconnected at a few 2nd armored reunions, along with my mother Juanita. My dad died in 2011 at the age of 91. Our sympathy to your family.