Dan Norman Perkuchin, 85, of Fishersville, Virginia passed away Saturday, November 11, 2023, at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Virginia.

Dan was born February 7, 1938, in Pontiac, Michigan, the son of the late Peter Samuel Perkuchin and Hilda Phyllis Hickey Perkuchin.

Together with his wife, Merrie Jo, Dan owned and operated the Roseloe Motel in Hot Springs for 14 years and he was a technology teacher at Bath County High School for many years.

Dan was a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force, serving at the beginning of the Vietnam War. He was a birding enthusiast with a passion for genealogy who also enjoyed kayaking, square dancing, pickleball, and biking. Dan attended The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Waynesboro, was an associate member of the Bolar Ruritan Club, and a member of the Industrial and Commercial Ministries – Skyline Chapter. Dan was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. His loving heart leaves a beacon of light for all.

Dan is survived by his wife, Merrie Jo Perkuchin, whom he married on June 19, 1959; children, Broc Perkuchin of Arlington, Virginia, DeeAnn Perkuchin Lees and husband Dana of Chugiak, Alaska, Kara Perkuchin Menfi of Lake Monticello, Virginia, Bret Perkuchin and wife Amanda of Dover, Delaware; grandchildren, Kai Perkuchin, Lani Perkuchin, Amina Menfi, Andrew Perkuchin, Anna Perkuchin, and Aaron Perkuchin; brothers, Don Perkuchin and wife Carol of Bridgewater, Virginia, Ron Perkuchin and wife Janice of Livermore, California; and sister; Judith Nanney of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 2, 2023, at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Waynesboro, 565 Pine Ave., Waynesboro, with Reverend Paul Oakley officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Waynesboro, 565 Pine Ave., Waynesboro, Virginia 22980, or the Augusta County Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 436, Fishersville, VA 22939.


  1. So sorry for your loss. Bob Matthias

  2. Merrie Jo this is Becky Swartz that worked with you at hospital in OPS. So sorry to hear of your loss. May memories help give you comfort.

  3. My deepest sympathy to Merrie Jo and the family. I have wonderful memories working at Bath County High School withDan. He and Merrie Jo were kind and caring neighbors. May God bless each of you.

  4. Sorry for your loss. One of my favourite teachers at the high school. He was always kind.

  5. Dan was always jovial, professional, and friendly. A life well lived.

  6. My prayers and sympathy to Merrie Jo and all the family. I so enjoyed working with Dan at Millboro Elementary School. Dan and Merrie Jo were so kind to my Mother-in-law when she lived in Warm Springs. Again, my sympathy.

  7. My prayers and sincere sympathy to Merrie Jo and all the family as they deal with their loss. I enjoyed working with Dan at Millboro Elementary School over the and appreciated his and Merrie Jo’s friendship. Again, my sincere sympathy.

  8. Dear Merrie Jo, we are so sorry and send our deepest sympathy over the loss of your dear Husband Dan. Our prayers are with you, may God give you strenght and comfort you.
    Deeply sad, Cecil and Hella

  9. It was an honor to have known and worked with Dan while he was at the high school in Bath County. Not only was he an excellent teacher he was a war veteran, and hero. My heart filled sympathies goes out to Merrie Jo, and his family for their loss. Dan was a remarkable man.

  10. What a lovely gentleman Dan was. He was one of the first to engage and talk to me at the UUFW. Every week he made sure to speak to me and make me feel welcome. We had some great conversations about Bath County and about the challenges of owning a small business. He was warm, welcoming, and down to earth, and I will miss him. He will be greatly missed at the UUFW. So sorry for your loss.

  11. Donna and I will be glad to offer any assistance we can going forward.


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