Kenneth Peruchi, 79

Kenneth Peruchi, 79, of Harbeson, Del., passed away on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, at Harbor Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, in Lewes, Del. He was born Friday, May 28, 1937, in Lewes, son of the late Larry Peruchi and Margaret (Terres) Peruchi.

Peruchi had a lifelong career as a farmer, retiring after 47 years of employment from J.G. Townsend. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and fox hunting. More than anything, however, he cherished time spent with his family.

Peruchi is survived by his beloved wife, Geneva (Fox) Peruchi of Harbeson; his son, Kenneth Peruchi and his wife, Jacquelyn, of Salisbury, Md.; his daughter, Diana Chaski and her husband, Milton, of Lewes; his siblings, Kay Copp and Vernon Peruchi; his grandchildren, Andrew Peruchi of Harbeson, John Chaski of Camden, Del., Jennifer Reinert of Salisbury, Andrea Peruchi of Milford, Del., and Sarah Chaski of Milton, Del.; and five great-grandchildren.

All services were to be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions in Peruchi’s memory to VITAS Hospice; 1016 N. Walnut St.; Milford, DE 19963. Arrangements were being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes, Del. Condolences may be sent online at