Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My Biological Father

My mom raised me by herself and I never knew my father until I met him once or twice when I was about 13. We never stayed in touch after that.

Over the past few years my kids have asked me about my father and I told them that I didn't know if he was alive or not.

Well now I know. According to Memorial Networks:

Leigh Scott Perkins, 56 of 5673 State Highway 29A Stratford died unexpectedly on Friday December 3, 2004 at his residence of natural causes.

Leigh was born in Troy, New York on June 4, 1948 the son Claire Farnum of Stratford and the late Ford E. Perkins, and attended Stratford school.

He was previously married to Kathleen Perkins who resides in Iowa. He was last employed by the O.B. Construction Company of Amsterdam, NY.

Leigh enjoyed playing his guitar, along with watching TV programs and caring for his dog "Gypsy".

He is survived by a son Eric Perkins of Brooklyn, NY; his mother Claire; his stepmother Marie Perkins of Stratford; his brothers David Perkins of Stratford, Raymond Perkins of Utah; a sister Dorothy Perkins of Stratford; a brother in law Clarence Gray; a sister in law Sabrina; his nephews Ford Perkins and Scott Perkins both of Stratford, Sean Perkins of Texas; his nieces Brenda Pollard and Heather Perkins both of Stratford, Tasha Cooney of Fla. and Corrina Perkins of Texas.
In case you're wondering, Eric Perkins was me. My mom changed my name when I was about four years old. The other weird thing is that he names his dog after my mom.

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