Carlyle V. Perry Jr.: 1950-2004

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Former Steamboat Springs resident Carlyle V. Perry passed away May 4, 2004, in Columbus, Ohio. He was 53.

Carlyle was born July 14, 1950, in Columbus. He grew up in Upper Arlington, Ohio, where he graduated from high school.

He received a bachelor's degree in business and real estate and a master's degree in business administration from Arizona State University. He received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver.

Carlyle was an attorney in Steamboat and a member of the Routt County Bar Association, the Steamboat Springs Research Association and the Steamboat Springs Art Council. He also served as director of the Routt County Humane Society.

In 1984, he was appointed as a Routt County judge by Gov. Richard Lamm.

Carlyle returned to Columbus in 1986, when he took over the homebuilding and development company started by his father in 1947.

Carlyle actively supported many charities, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation's Adventures for Wish Kids, the Tiger Woods Foundation, Ohio Cancer Research, Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, The American Lung Association and The Epilepsy Foundation.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carlyle V. and Mary Jane Perry.

Carlyle is survived by his wife, Lynda; his children, Jeffrey, Kathryn and Allison, all of Gahanna, Ohio; a sister, Marcia Rhoades of Delaware, Ohio; a brother, Charles Perry of Fort Collins, lifelong friend Tim Crotty and many other relatives and friends.

Memorial donations may be made in Carlyle's memory to Adventures for Wish Kids, 6863 Oak Creek Drive; Columbus, OH 43229.

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