In memory of
John H. Perhamus
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In memory of
John H. Perhamus
John H. Perhamus CANANDAIGUA - John H. Perhamus, age 72, passed away, due to a blood clot, on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Amnuay Sueakrajang; seven children, Lisa, Melissa and Amy Perhamus, Cora Canali, Casey Perhamus, Phraeophatsorn "Praew" Jenekritiya, and Chaleomchat "Champ" Baimangkang; six grandchildren, Gretchen, Adriana, Gregory, Brian, Andrew and Jordyn; former wives, Catherine Reamer and Duannah Barnum; four siblings, Harlow (Donna) Perhamus, Karen (Bill) McQuilkin and Frank and Rob Perhamus; three nephews; two nieces; four great-nieces; and three great-nephews. Born in Rochester, John was the son of Charles F. and Catherine (MacLarty) Perhamus. He grew up in Caledonia and graduated from Leroy High School in 1964. John earned his bachelor of arts degree in history/philosophy and his masters degree in education from Colgate University with a Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Rochester in Asian philosophy. John taught English and social studies for over 25 years at Canandaigua Academy. Many students will remember his paper crane contests and learning White Man's Burden. He also taught at Rosebud High School in Australia, Guangxi Institute for Minorities in China, Osaka International School in Japan and Chu Shui Experimental School in China. John loved coaching kids in many sports, including track and field, cross country, basketball, soccer, tennis, football, table tennis and 19 years of wrestling, where he was awarded the New York State Assistant Coach of the Year twice. He was the director of the Naples Youth Group and taught English instruction online. John was a speaker at the 50th anniversary of the United Nations promoting Model UN in the classroom. While living in Osaka, Japan, he initiated a classroom volunteer program to help an orphanage and retirement home. This later became a requirement for students to graduate. John's favorite pastimes were running (28 marathons and numerous races), building houses, farming, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed. Friends may call on Saturday, May 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home Inc., 47 N. Main St., Canandaigua. Following visitation, a life celebration will be held at Crouch Hall at Ononda Park, 4965 County Road 16, Canandaigua. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Light Hill (comfort care home), 5160 Parrish St. Ext, Canandaigua, NY 14424; or memorial gifts may be directed to his daughter Cora. Condolences may be offered at www.johnsonkennedy.com .
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In memory of
John H. Perhamus
John H. Perhamus CANANDAIGUA - John H. Perhamus, age 72, passed away, due to a blood clot, on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Amnuay Sueakrajang; seven children, Lisa, Melissa and Amy Perhamus, Cora Canali, Casey Perhamus, Phraeophatsorn "Praew" Jenekritiya, and Chaleomchat "Champ" Baimangkang; six grandchildren, Gretchen, Adriana, Gregory, Brian, Andrew and Jordyn; former wives, Catherine Reamer and Duannah Barnum; four siblings, Harlow (Donna) Perhamus, Karen (Bill) McQuilkin and Frank and Rob Perhamus; three nephews; two nieces; four great-nieces; and three great-nephews. Born in Rochester, John was the son of Charles F. and Catherine (MacLarty) Perhamus. He grew up in Caledonia and graduated from Leroy High School in 1964. John earned his bachelor of arts degree in history/philosophy and his masters degree in education from Colgate University with a Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Rochester in Asian philosophy. John taught English and social studies for over 25 years at Canandaigua Academy. Many students will remember his paper crane contests and learning White Man's Burden. He also taught at Rosebud High School in Australia, Guangxi Institute for Minorities in China, Osaka International School in Japan and Chu Shui Experimental School in China. John loved coaching kids in many sports, including track and field, cross country, basketball, soccer, tennis, football, table tennis and 19 years of wrestling, where he was awarded the New York State Assistant Coach of the Year twice. He was the director of the Naples Youth Group and taught English instruction online. John was a speaker at the 50th anniversary of the United Nations promoting Model UN in the classroom. While living in Osaka, Japan, he initiated a classroom volunteer program to help an orphanage and retirement home. This later became a requirement for students to graduate. John's favorite pastimes were running (28 marathons and numerous races), building houses, farming, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed. Friends may call on Saturday, May 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home Inc., 47 N. Main St., Canandaigua. Following visitation, a life celebration will be held at Crouch Hall at Ononda Park, 4965 County Road 16, Canandaigua. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Light Hill (comfort care home), 5160 Parrish St. Ext, Canandaigua, NY 14424; or memorial gifts may be directed to his daughter Cora. Condolences may be offered at www.johnsonkennedy.com .
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