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James Harvey Perrine

  • On December 31, 2020
  • 10 Comments

Jim passed away on December 13, 2020 at Country Meadows in Bridgeville, PA at the age of 74.  He was a long time resident of the South Hills. Jim is survived by his wife, Jo Ann, sons David and Jonathan, step-sons Chris and Jon Bennett, and 5 grandchildren.  Jim’s parents were Ethel LaBarbera, Harvey Perrine, and step-father Vincent LaBarbera.

Jim attended Duquesne University and went on to have a long career teaching instrumental music, most of it working with students grades 4 through high school in the Bethel Park School District.  He enjoyed sailing his boat “Empty Pockets” in Lake Arthur and in the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, MD, and spent a great deal of time after retiring from teaching pursuing his photography hobby.  Jim enjoyed working with the Bethel Park Lion’s Club alongside several close friends from his teaching days.  He will be missed by those who loved him.

Due to COVID-19 protocols, no service will be held at this time.

Contributions can be made to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.PittsburghCremation.com

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10 Comments

Toddy J Reese
  • Jan 4 2021
JoAnn, I am sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Sincerely, Toddy Reese
Beth Piontek
  • Jan 4 2021
He truly changed my life. I am grateful.
Daron Eichenlaub
  • Jan 5 2021
So sad to hear of his passing. He taught me basically from 4th grade thru high school. He was one of my favorite teachers. My condolences to his family.
Dianna (Corbin) Wagner
  • Jan 5 2021
I’m so sorry to hear of Mr. Perrine’s passing. One of my favorite teachers. His words of wisdom still stick with me today. My deepest sympathies to his family.
Susan Sodini
  • Jan 5 2021
Mr. Perrine was a wonderful teacher. Mrs. Perrine, Jon and Chris, I am so sorry to hear about the sad news. My prayers are with you all. Suzie Lyle Sodini
Helen Ireton Weigand
  • Jan 5 2021
Mrs. Perrine and boys, I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Perrine. Diana Corbin whom I was in band with contacted me today in Houston, Texas and let me know that Mr. Perrine pasted. I have so many wonderful memories of Mr. Perrine and I love all of my years in band with him. I loved and respected him so much that in 1997, I brought my two small daughters to school to show him them. For me he was a real father figure, as mine wasn't around and it always felt that he was there for me. Again, I am so sorry for your loss and you are all in my prayers!! Helen Ireton Weigand Bethel Park High School Class of 1987, and Concert Band Member
Bethel Park SD Music Department
  • Jan 6 2021
Mr. Perrine is an integral part of the legacy of the Bethel Park School District music program. We are all so fortunate for the gift of music he shared with Bethel Park students and the community at-large. Our hearts are with the entire Perrine family. God bless and love music!
Lynn Streator Dunbar
  • Jan 10 2021
JoAnn, Jonathan and David, Deepest sympathy to you and your families. Very sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. He was a favorite teacher of mine, and a good friend and valued colleague of Dad’s. Remembering good old days and thinking of you all.
Devin Streator
  • Jan 10 2021
I am very sorry to have learned of Jim’s passing. Although it’s been years since I’ve been in touch with him, I have many fond memories from those good old days. My most sincere condolences to Jo Ann and entire family. Sincerely, Devin Streator
Jenny Barbour
  • Jan 13 2021
To Mr. Perrine,One of my favorite teachers I appreciate the flute lessons you gave me and helped me become the musician you are today.I really will miss you.I am praying for the family.
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