Glen Ellyn remembers Jerry Perkins, 'village treasure'
GLEN ELLYN – Although Glen Ellyn lost one of its greatest champions last month, parts of longtime resident and village leader Gerald “Jerry” Perkins live on in the village, from the historical society he helped found to the many commercial, civic and residential buildings he designed.
“He didn’t realize he was building these statues to himself, but they would be here for many years to come,” said Stuart Stone, Glen Ellyn resident and former owner of the Glen Ellyn News.
Perkins, 90, died Sept. 8 at his Glen Ellyn home, surrounded by family members. His family identified the cause of death as old age.
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