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Sarah Perkon

April 18, 1936 — January 9, 2024


Sarah A. Perkon, 87, of Statesville, NC, passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, January 9, 2024.  She was born in Cuba, April 18, 1936 the oldest of 4 siblings.  She married in 1960 to an American traveler who wanted to marry her from the first time they met.  She was a beautiful Spanish senorita.  She left Cuba and made her new home in Erie, PA where she and husband Richard raised their family.  Later as age took its toll she moved to sunny North Carolina where she could have some help from her daughter living there. 

Sarah was a talented artist as well as a skilled seamstress.  She particularly enjoyed flower gardening, interior decorating, art collecting and shiny jewelry, of which she was well known for.  She loved her family, animals, children, and her many friends, hugging and kissing people, leaving a trail of lipstick wherever she went.  She was also a long-time member of the Asbury Woods Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Erie, PA.

Sarah was preceded in death by her parents, three siblings and her husband Richard Perkon.  Sarah is survived by her three daughters, Lenore Yurkovich of Allen TX, Janet Horoschuck of Statesville, NC, and Tonette Ciano of Stow OH; three grandchildren, Nicholas Yurkovich and wife Alecia, Chelsea Yurkovich and Roman Ciano; two great-grandchildren, Fallon and Grayson Yurkovich; as well as a nephew, Jorge Oliva. 

Many thanks to her beloved caregiver, Chastity Warren, and to Hospice of Iredell County.  We couldn’t have done it without you!

A memorial service will be held  at 2:00 pm, Saturday, February 24, 2024, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 3604 Asbury Rd., Erie, PA.  The memorial service will be also available via Zoom with the Zoom ID: 600 820 492 and Zoom PW: 3604.  Nicholson Funeral Home has the honor of serving the family.

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Saturday, February 24, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Wtinesses

3604 Asbury Rd., Erie, PA

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