John “Jack” Perun, Sr., 78, of New Fairfield, husband of Georgina (Lawler) Perun , died at his residence on Sunday, August 2, 2009.
Mr. Perun,  son of Paul and Marie (Copack) Perun was born in Derby, CT, July  15, 1931 and raised in Ansonia where he attended local schools and graduated in the Class of 1948.
He entered the United States Navy in 1949, and achieved the rank of YN2.  He was a graduated of the Airman School at Memphis, a member of the Patrol Squadron (VP-8 (Tigers) at Quonset Point, RI, served aboard the USS Midway CV-41 and the Fleet Air Wing 3, Quonset Point, RI.  He was a recipient in addition to his Honorable Discharge, the Good Conduct Medal.
In later years, Mr. Perun graduated from Quinnipiac College (1957)  with a Bachelor of Science degree as an accounting major.  He was also the editor of the Quinnipiac College newspaper and played Varsity Basketball.
For thirty-three years, Mr. Perun was employed by the Internal Revenue Service retiring in 1992 as a Field Agent/Large Audit Case Coordinator where he was responsible for supervision of six to eight specialized field agents.  He received numerous awards and commendations for service and dedication to duty.  A recipient of the Albert Gallatin Award, conferred upon Treasury employees by the Secretary of the Treasury to employees whose record reflects loyalty to duty. Mr. Perun also served as a lead instructor of IRS Advanced Corporate Tax Law.
He was employed by the State of Wisconsin as a field Auditor after retiring from the IRS and self employed as a Registered Agent, licensed to practice Income Tax consulting and return preparation for all state and federal jurisdictions.
Jack was a life-long St. Louis Cardinals fan, avid hunter and fresh and salt water fishing enthusiast. He was a faithful husband, exemplary father and doting grandfather.  During his life Jack caught everything from Native Brook Trout and Land Locked Salmon to monster Striped Bass and Giant Blue Fin Tuna.  He once caught a 500 pound Blue Fin on rod & reel, fighting the giant fish for nearly 3 hours before landing him.  He was a  passionate deer hunter but pheasant hunting over his pedigree English Setters was his forte.  He trained his dogs for the field, winning several local field trials and competitions and along with his wife Georgina bred and sold them to various pheasant hunters throughout New England.
He was a lifetime member of Lee Hartell Chapter ##25 Disabled American Veterans of Danbury and served as its treasurer for several years, an honorary member of the Golden Hill Game Farm of Pawling, NY and a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Danbury where he was responsible for the audit of financial reports.
Mr. Perun also held memberships over the years in the American Legion of Ansonia and Danbury, Newtown Fish and Game Club, Brookfield Fish and Game Club, the New Fairfield Sherman Sportman’s Association and the Danbury Elks Lodge #120.
In addition to his wife Georgina, he is survived by five children, John( Sharon) Perun, Jr., Laura (Michael) Pederson, Robert (Christina)Perun, Thomas Perun and Joseph(Shauna) Perun;  a sister, Justine Ploss’ a brother, David Perun, nine grandchildren, Matthew Perun, Lukas Perun, Emma Perun, Abigail Perun, Rebecca Perun, Brianna Perun, Jack Perun, Caitlyn Pederson and Michael Pederson and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Paula Perun.
Funeral services will take place on Thursday at 10am in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 13 Pembroke Road, Danbury with the Divine Liturgy celebrated by the Rev. Michael G. Popson.
Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, New Fairfield with military honors.
The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury on Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm.
The Panachida service will take place in the funeral home on Wednesday evening at 7;30PM.
Contributions to the Disabled American Veterans Organization, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio  45250.
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