Retired Supply Corps officer, Capt. Perry Conner
, passed away at the age of 95 after a very full and healthy life.
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Capt. Perry Conner
Originally from Glendale, Calif., he moved to Northern Calif. in 1935 to attend UC Berkeley, where he played football, and was a member of the 1937 "Thunder Team,” the last California team to win the Rose Bowl. After graduating from college, he joined the U.S. Navy and was appointed an Ensign in the inactive Naval Reserve in July 1940. In October 1940, he transferred to the Regular Navy and reported for active duty. Duty assignments included the Naval Finance and Supply School, Philadelphia; USS Saratoga
; Aviation Supply Annex, NSD Oakland; USS Hamlin
; under instruction at Harvard Business School; Navy Ship's Store Office, New York; Headquarters, Eleventh Naval District; BuSandA; NSC Pearl Harbor; ESO Great Lakes; under instruction at the Naval War College, Newport; and NSC Oakland.
He attained the rank of Captain, and dedicated 20 years to the Navy Supply Corps. Upon retiring from the Navy, he worked for UC Berkeley in the Chancellor's office, and later ran a business-consulting firm in San Luis Obispo, Calif. He retired and moved to Walnut Creek, Calif., with his wife, where they had previously lived and raised their two children.
His son, five granddaughters and eight great-grandchildren survive him. A Celebration of Life gathering was held August 18 at the Sportsmen's Park at Rossmoor, Walnut Creek.