Mark Perelman, 94, Was Businessman and Pilot

Mark Perelman died Oct. 24 in Palm Beach, Fla., after a long, vigorous, loving life. His family and friends are grateful that he had the good fortune to marry Marjorie Raskin Perelman, whom he loved and treasured. Marjorie had a summer residence in Chilmark.

Born in 1909 in New Castle, Pa., to Jacob and Sue Rizika Perelman, he was for 50 years the husband of the late Evelyn Strassels Perelman. He was the loving father of their two children, Robert Perelman of Philadelphia and Nancy Sondow of New York city, and the doting grandfather of Max and Reuben Perelman and James and Joseph Sondow.

Mr. Perelman was president of a chain of stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, King's Jewelry. He also founded and ran Appliance Wholesalers in Youngstown, Ohio, where he was voted businessman of the year. He was an accomplished pilot, holding a commercial license and flying his own plane for more than 50 years. Taking great pleasure in flying, travel, golf and tennis, he lived life with gusto.

Calling hours were from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle, Pa. Funeral services followed at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, conducted by Rabbi Sheldon Clark.