William "Bill" Perer
September 16, 2021

Visitation Information

September 19 2021 - 2:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, (Shadyside) Pittsburgh 15232

Funeral Information

September 19 2021 - 3:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, 5509 Centre Avenue (Shadyside) Pittsburgh 15232

WILLIAM "BILL" PERER: After recently celebrating his 79th birthday, William (“Bill”) Perer passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family, on Yom Kippur, September 16, 2021, while listening to the concluding prayers of the high holidays. Bill was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. Bill was survived by his wife of 44 years, Rose Mary Perer, his daughter Jennifer (Shawn) Slattery, his son Adam (Bita) Perer, and his grandchildren Noah Perer, Joshua Perer, Max Slattery and the late Colin Slattery. Bill was the brother of Howard A. Perer and the late David Perer. Bill was a lifelong Pittsburgher, raised in Squirrel Hill in a Yiddish speaking household thanks to his Lithunian immigrant mother (Ruth Perer Kramer) and his father’s (Nathan Perer) Polish roots. Bill was surrounded by and infatuated with the world of business from an early age, having grown up in his father’s movie theaters in Greenfield and the Northside, and his mother’s grocery store on Murray Avenue. At the age of 29, Bill founded Spahr Sales, Inc., a wholesale distributor supplying merchandise to many Western Pennsylvanian stores, which he successfully operated until his retirement. Bill left behind a legacy of being a fair and kind businessman, a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, and an avid fan of all of the Pittsburgh sports teams. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Sunday September 19, at 3 PM. Visitation one hour prior to services, (2 - 3 PM). Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery. The family would like to thank Bill’s hospice care providers for many months of comfort and care. Donations may be made to the Hospice Fund of Allegheny Health Network, 4818 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224 (412-578-4638). www.schugar.com


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I want to express my sympathy to the Perer family. I believe that Howard was a classmate from the class of 1959 at Allderdice.

By Richard M. Gordon - September 26, 2021

Dearest Rose Mary and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have very fond memories of you and Billy coming out to my parents’ home in Monroeville. Many happy memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. My throughs and prayers are with you and your family.

By Lisa Davis - September 25, 2021

Dearest Rosemary, beloved children and grandchildren, We just learned about Billy and feel so much sadness about your loss..We also are devastated that we missed the funeral services as we didn't have any idea about his passing Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we hope that you find comfort in his beautiful memory May you know no more sorrow Heartfelt Sympathy Judy and Harold

By Harold and Judy Haffner - September 19, 2021

Dear Rosie and Family: My heartfelt condolences at this sad time … I know you have many, many happy memories … may they always be a comfort … I send my warmest wishes to all of you.

By Linda Levin-Messineo - September 19, 2021

My deepest condolences to you rosie and your family. Bill was a sweet and loving man. Sorry for your loss.

By Lois m sherry - September 19, 2021