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Perusich, Robert L.

Perusich, Robert L.

December 13, 1934 — November 10, 2019

Robert L. Perusich, 84, of John Knox Village in Lee's Summit, MO (formerly of Sedalia, MO and Leawood, KS), passed away November 10, 2019. Bob was born December 13, 1934, in Courtney, MO, to Nicholas and Georgia Lee (Brestogianis) Perusich. He was the third of four sons. Bob was united in marriage to Patricia Joann Phillips on June 1, 1956 at Budd Park Christian Church in Kansas City. Along with his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his brother, George; and daughter-in-law, JoAnn.

Bob was a 1953 graduate of Northeast High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas in 1958. His career as a Licensed Mechanical Engineer in nearly every state spanned six decades, most recently in the industrial refrigeration field. He served various large food processing plants, retiring as a Sales Engineer for Preston Refrigeration in December, 2018. His professional memberships include the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Bob was blessed with a servant's heart and was dedicated to each of the communities he resided in. He was a Master Mason and member of Summit Lodge #263 AF & AM in Lee's Summit. In the Dallas area, Bob was a member of Hella Shrine Temple, served as President of its Greeter unit, Secretary of the Texas Shrine Greeters' Association, and was a member of the Top 'O Dallas Shrine Club. In the Kansas City area, Bob was a member of Ararat Shrine Temple, served as Director of its Greeter unit, Assistant Director of Uniformed Units, served as an Ambassador, and Potentate in 2004. He was a member of Sedalia, Houn Dawg (Warrensburg) and Warsaw Shrine clubs.

Bob served on the Board of Trustees of the First United Methodist Church in Sedalia. He also served as President of the Board of Directors of the Sedalia Symphony and President of the Hunter's Ridge Homes Association. After moving to John Knox Village, Bob and Pat became members of the First Presbyterian Church of Lee's Summit.

Bob leaves his wife of 63 years, Patricia “Pat” Perusich; son, Dr. Michael Perusich; granddaughter, McKenna Lee Perusich; brothers, Nicholas Perusich and Frank Perusich; as well as nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.

Visitation will begin at 5:30 pm, followed by a service celebrating Bob's life at 7:00 pm, on Thursday, November 14, at the First Presbyterian Church of Lee's Summit, 1625 NW O'Brien Road, Lee's Summit, MO 64081. Private graveside services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, November 15, at Mount Moriah Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Ararat Shrine Hospital Transportation Fund, 5100 Ararat Drive, Kansas City, MO 64129.

Service Information

Visitation will begin at 5:30 pm, followed by a service celebrating Bob’s life at 7:00 pm, on Thursday, November 14, at the First Presbyterian Church of Lee’s Summit, 1625 NW O’Brien Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081. Private graveside services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, November 15, at Mount Moriah Cemetery.

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We have many fond memories With Bob and Pat they shared a lot of their time with all of us in the Motor Corps at Ararat

Don & Mary Hendrickson

Bob was a gracious and kind gentleman. He will be missed. Keeping you folks in our thoughts and prayers.

Bill and Ann Richardson

Dear Patty and family, I knew Bob in high school as well as Patty. I'm certain that Patty was a friend of Shirley Shull and Carol Mitchell, now Carol Pizarro. God has blessed you with many wonderful memories and you will be joined again with your beloved husband and father and grandfather. I married Joyce Pollard and we are going to celebrate our 63rd anniversary in June. May the God of comfort meet your every need according to the riches in Christ Jesus. Carl Burkhead

Carl Burkhead

Doc, so sorry to hear of your loss. I'm sure he was a great man and will be missed by many others.

rhonda gaylord

Dear Pat - I just noted in the KU Alumni magazine the information that Bob had died. You have my sincere sympathy. It is very difficult to lose a mate. I experienced that in August of last year. You may not remember me. I worked at the Kansas City Accounting and Sales Office of P&G when you were secretary to Ralph Roberts. I remember you fondly and met Bob when he would pick you up at the office. I became manager of that office in 1961. I hope you are active and keeping busy. That is important for those of us who are widowed. I live in Fort Collins, CO now. Bob Badgley, 4751 Pleasant Oak Dr #A22, Fort Collins, CO 80525, 970-631-8292

Bob Badgley

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