Published 1:04 pm Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Louis Perlis, 91 of Cordele, Ga.; Sarasota, Fla. & Highlands, NC. Passed away on May 13, 2017.
He was born October 14, 1925 in Cordele, Ga. to Isadore Perlis & Clara Feingold Perlis, both of blessed memory. Louis is survived by Pauline Heller Perlis his loving wife & soulmate of almost 63 years, as well as his three children Janice Perlis Ellin & her husband Dr. Richard Ellin of Atlanta; his son Larry Perlis and wife Barbara Arogeti Perlis of Savannah & Cordele; his son David Perlis and wife Robin Kent Perlis of Atlanta; his grandchildren Lee Perlis, Hayley Perlis, Sarah Perlis & Caroline Perlis as well as his brothers & sisters in law Lamar & Jackie Perlis of Cordele and Marvin & Lynette Perlis of Amelia Island, Fl.
Louis was a graduate of Cordele High School & Georgia Tech. He served in the United States Navy during World War II as a radio technician on the Island of Guam. After completing his service in the Navy and graduating from Georgia Tech, Louis entered the family retail business, The Fair Store alongside his parents & siblings in Cordele, Ga. Louis later became involved in numerous other business pursuits including other retail operations, shopping center & commercial real estate development, hotel ownership & other various business ventures. Louis was the consummate entrepreneur.
Louis served multiple terms as President of The Fitzgerald Hebrew Congregation, The Cordele Chamber of Commerce, who honored him by naming him as its Citizen of the Year in 2010. He was active with the American Cancer Society, the Cordele Lions Club and served on various bank boards. He was also a Freemason.
Louis was an avid golfer & fisherman but most of all loved spending time with his family & friends (including his 4 legged friends.)
Graveside services will be held at 11:30 am on Wednesday, May 17th in the Fitzgerald Hebrew Congregation section of Evergreen Cemetery in Fitzgerald, Ga. Rabbi Joshua Heller will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Fitzgerald Hebrew Congregation ( c/o Phil Perlis 346 Main S. Main Street Tifton, Ga. 31794) or a charity of one’s choice.
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Paulk Funeral Home, Fitzgerald, is in charge of arrangements.