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James Perryman

James T. Perryman Sr.

Monday, February 10th, 1930 - Thursday, September 24th, 2020
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James T. Perryman Sr. 90, of Upper Saint Clair, PA, died on Thursday, September 24, 2020. He was born in Lawrenceville, Illinois on February 10, 1930 and was one of six children to Frank and Clara Perryman. He was deeply devoted to his Catholic faith, his family and was a pioneer in the titanium industry.

James Perryman Sr. started college at the young age of 16 and graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. He married Rose Mary Messman on May 26, 1951. They celebrated their 69th anniversary. They were blessed to have seven children: Nancy (Gene), Janet (Wayne), Mary (Earl), Shirley (Dan), Kathy (Dan), Jim Jr. (Jill) and Frank (Kristen). They have had 20 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.

After graduating from college, Mr. Perryman served his country in the Army, flying helicopters during the Korean War. Mr. Perryman continued his passion for aviation changing to fixed wing aircraft which he piloted until the age of 77. He entered the titanium industry in 1953 with Mallory-Sharon Inc., the predecessor of RTI International. Mr. Perryman’s main function at that time was researching and developing the melting techniques of titanium and titanium alloys utilizing electron beam melting and vacuum arc remelting to create ingots suitable for further processing into wrought products.

In 1969, Mr. Perryman transitioned from melting into high value-added titanium products and has remained in that area ever since. In 1970 Jim, Rose and the family moved to Pittsburgh and became dedicated members of the St. Thomas More parish. In 1988, along with Rose, he founded Perryman Company, a global leader of titanium wire and bar products. Mr. Perryman was a lead force in transitioning Perryman from a finishing operation into an integrated hot working facility. When Perryman Company installed melting operations utilizing electron beam and vacuum arc remelting in 2007, Mr. Perryman came full circle and returned to his melting roots.

In 2014 James and Rose established the James T. and Rose M. Perryman Family Foundation. This foundation has a primary objective of providing scholarships for the continued education of students within the local area focusing on engineering disciplines.

During his career, Mr. Perryman has been instrumental in developing the chemical specifications, hot processing techniques, finishing operations and inspection methods of titanium and titanium alloy for wire and bar applications. All are still the global standards used today to support aerospace and medical applications.

Mr. Perryman’s life was one of entrepreneurial spirit and drive. For more than 67 years, he was dedicated to the advancement of titanium and titanium applications. Mr. Perryman has unquestionably played a vital part in the development of the titanium industry and continues to live through the advancements he supported in the aerospace and medical industries along with fostering future leaders through the foundation.

Family and friends are welcome on Monday from 12-7 p.m. at the Beinhauer Funeral Home, 2828 Washington Road, McMurray (724-941-3211). Due to Covid-19 gathering restrictions, the family kindly asks that you sign the guestbook and limit your gathering time so that others may visit with the family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas More Church (Everyone meet at Church). Interment in Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests any donations be made to the James T. and Rose M. Perryman Family Foundation, 213 Vandale Drive, Houston, PA.15342. Please add tributes at beinhauer.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, September 28th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Monday, September 28th, 2020 12:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Beinhauer - Peters Township
    Address
    2828 Washington Road
    McMurray, PA 15317
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  • Service

    Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    St. Thomas More Church
    Address
    126 Fort Couch Road
    PITTSBURGH, PA 15241
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    Notes
    A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas More Church (Everyone meet at Church).
    Officiant
    Fr. Mark A. Eckman
    Co-Celebrant
    Fr. Kenneth White
  • Interment

    Location
    Queen of Heaven Cemetery
    Address
    2900 Washington Road
    McMurray, PA 15317
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  • Roman Catholic Church
  • US Army
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Mark Seawright

Posted at 10:08am
It was an honour to meet and, in a limited capacity, work with Mr. Perryman. My sincerest and heartfelt condolences to his family.
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Norsk Titanium

Posted at 11:32am
Mr. Perryman had a passion for developing new technologies to ensure Perryman Company was in the foreground of new markets, alongside a strong work ethic and understanding the value of quality. He was a pleasure to work with and will be missed greatly in the titanium community.

Norsk Titanium
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Mike Hazlewood

Posted at 06:11am
Mrs. Perryman and family,

We are very saddened to hear of Mr. Perryman's passing. He was a remarkable man and we are very lucky to have met him and always been welcomed as part of the family; we'll forever cherish the memories and honour his legacy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Mike & Erika Hazlewood
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David Closser

Posted at 09:37am
Mrs Perryman and Family,

Losing someone so special to us is heartbreaking. Our words will have little comfort in easing the pain but please know you’re in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I hope you find love and support through those who surround you.

Sincerely, Dave & Lee Ann Closser
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