Felix Perry was born April 8, 1919 in Minneapolis. He died Dec. 29, 2020, at age 101. Barbara, his wife of 77 years, survived him by two days. Survived by sons, Philip (Darla) of Athens OH, and Richard of Bloomington; daughter, Joanne (David) Cosgrove of Bloomington; daughter-in-law, Linda (Michael) Perry of Roseville; grandsons, Andrew (Margaret) Cosgrove, Benjamin (Elissa) Cosgrove, Anthony (Astrid) Perry, and Nicholas Perry; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.
Felix graduated from Minneapolis John Marshall High School and received a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1942. Employed as an engineering manager of aircraft structures and interior accommodations by Northwest Airlines for 48 years (1942-1991) on all aircraft from the DC-3 to the AirBus A330, with two years intervening as an Officer in the Naval Air Transport Service during WWII.
Enjoyed tennis with the Senior Tennis Players Club, golf (Hawaii many times), in-line skating (especially around Lake Harriet in Minneapolis), biking, downhill skiing (especially in the Alps and western U. S. ), cross-country skiing, swimming and diving, walking, kindergarten volunteering and nonfiction book & periodical reading. Favorite activity into their 90’s was supper club dancing with his wife to all rhythms, especially Latin and swing. Active as a youth and as an adult in the Boy Scouts/Sea Scouts. Active member of Mayflower Church.