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July 4, 2014

John Sandy Perfin

GARY — John Sandy Perfin, 70, of Gary, West Virginia; passed away on Monday, June 30, 2014 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center in Bluefield, West Virginia. John was born on March 31, 1944 in Elbert, West Virginia to the late Frank S. Perfin and Mary Semonco Perfin. John was a graduate of Gary High School and Marshall University. He was a retired social worker.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank S. Perfin and Donald L. Perfin; as well as five uncles (Lee Switch, Paul Switch, John Switch, Steve Switch, and Mike Switch) and four aunts (Stella Switch Lambert, Anne Perfin, Ethel Switch Dillion, Julia Switch Harring).

Survivors include: One brother: Harry "Buddy" Perfin and wife, Betty Perfin. One sister-in-law: Patricia “Carol” Perfin-Ball. One uncle: Harry Switch and wife, Anna “Babe” Switch. One nephew: Frank "Rick" Perfin. Nieces: Daria Neal, Regina Perfin, Elizabeth "Liz" Tuell, Jessica Perfin. Two grandnieces and one grandnephew: Sara Perfin, Kayleigh and Kaden Tuell.

The family will receive friends at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluefield, West Virginia from 9:00 to 10:30 A.M. Saturday, July 5, 2014.

Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bluefield with Father Michael Woods officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations, food or monetary, be made in John's name to the Southern West Virginia Animal League (SWVAL). You can mail a donation to SWVAL at: P.O.B 1853, Princeton, WV, 24740. You can donate online through PayPal at: Or a donation can be dropped off at All Creatures Veterinary Clinic at 1916 West Main St., Princeton, WV.

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