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Fr. Richard Perl, SJ

Father Richard D. Perl, SJ, died Dec. 22, 2023, in Florissant, Missouri. He was 75 years old, a Jesuit for 57 years and a priest for 45 years. A graduate of St. Louis University High School, most of his priestly ministry was in Belize and Honduras.

His life will be celebrated in a Mass of Christian Burial in the Jesuit chapel at St. Ignatius Hall at Garden Villas North in Florissant on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. A visitation will precede it beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Mass will be livestreamed and can be found at or through a YouTube search for “Mass of Christian Burial for Fr. Dick Perl, SJ.”

Dick Perl was born March 12, 1948, in St. Louis, the son of Oscar and Gloria Perl. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Terry and James Perl, and his brother-in-law, Terry Rose. He is survived by his sister, Carolyn Rose, nieces Stephanie (Adam), Leslie (Brent), Kelly (Mike) and Alice (Michael) and nephew, Emmett (Cynthia); nine great-nieces and -nephews: Owen, Alex, Nora, Charlotte, Abby, Clara, Brady, Lennox and Perrin; uncle, Allan Suellentrop and many cousins.

A complete obituary will be posted on this site as soon as we are able.