Charles Perino

BRACEVILLE—Charles D. Perino, 87, of Braceville, IL passed away at Heritage Health in Dwight, IL on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, where he had been a resident for the past five years.
Charles was born in Braceville on Nov. 30, 1929 to Charles and Cecilia (Jewett) Perino.  He was a lifelong resident of Braceville, and has been a member of the Braceville Methodist church since his teen years.
Charles retired as a design engineer from Caterpillar Joliet in Aug., 1984 after 33 years of faithful service.
On the day following his retirement he and Helen, along with two other family member couples left for an extended camping fishing and sightseeing trip to Alaska by way of the Alcan Highway. He and Helen enjoy their retirement years of traveling, camping and sightseeing in several of the lower 48 states. They were members of the Caterpillar camping club and spent many happy times with their fellow camping friends.
In addition to traveling, he had two other hobbies; leathercraft and leaded glass design. He did both to perfection and created many useful leather items as well as delicate and beautiful leaded glass creations. He also enjoyed playing cards and was an avid puzzle worker.
Some of his most enjoyable times were the family gatherings at his and Helen's small farm. He enjoyed greeting and being host as well as sampling all the good food.
Charles was an all-around good guy, a much loved family member. He will be  missed, greatly.
 He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Helen Tolbert Perino; brother: Bob (Lois) Perino; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceding him in death were his parents; sisters: Evelyn Decker, Josephine Jaimet, Jean McKee and Dolores Tolbert.
Family and friends will meet at Braceville-Gardner Cemetery, Braceville, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. for graveside services.  
For more information and to sign his online guestbook please log on to or find us on Facebook at R.W. Patterson Funeral Home and Crematory.
Services have been made under the direction of R.W. Patterson Funeral Home and Crematory, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood.