James W. "Perky" Cancierius<p>James W. “Perky” Cancierius, 89, formerly of McAdoo, passed away Monday evening at St. Luke’s Hospice, Bethlehem. </p> <p>Born in Audenried, he was the son of the late Theodore J. and Kathryn (Roberts) Cancierius.</p> <p>Perky was a member of Welsh Congregational Church, Hazle Village, where he was Past President of the Board of Trustees.</p> <p>He was a 1949 graduate of West Hazleton High School and was a Korean War Veteran, serving in the U.S. Army.</p> <p>Prior to retiring, Perky was employed as a supervisor with PP&L for 41 years.</p> <p>He was 32nd Degree Mason with the Hazle Azalea Fellowship Masonic Lodge #327 of Hazleton.</p> <p>Preceding him in death, were his wife Marcella (Kudrick) Cancierius; sisters Anna Sannie and Freida Richards; and brother Theodore Cancierius.</p> <p>Surviving, are his brother-in-law William H. Richards, of Whitehall; nephew William H. Richards III, of Summit Hill; and companion Dorothy Kudrick, of Lehighton.</p> <p>His funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Jacobs United Church of Christ, 138 Franklin St., Weissport. Interment will follow in Sky-View Memorial Park, Hometown.</p> <p>Calling hours will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Damiano Funeral Home, Inc., McAdoo, and Friday 10 to 11 a.m. in the church.</p> <p>A Masonic Service will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.</p> <p>Condolences may be entered and information is available at www.damianofhinc.com. </p>
November 19, 1931 - September 13, 202111/19/193109/13/2021
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