Jim Perry Death, Obituary – The news of former Hardwick Mayor, Jim Perry’s passing has left me deeply saddened. His profound influence on Warren County and the broader New Jersey community will remain etched in our hearts as a lasting tribute to his contributions.
My connection with Mayor Perry dates back to the beginning of my public service journey in 2010. From the outset, he took me under his wing, assuming the role of a mentor and guide. Through his warm introductions to the New Jersey Conference of Mayors and the League of Municipalities, he paved the way for me to learn and grow. In time, our bond evolved beyond mentorship, and he became a cherished friend.
However, it was Jim’s unwavering dedication to combating the opioid epidemic that truly set him apart. He transformed his personal tragedy into a catalyst for change, using the heart-wrenching loss of his son, Jesse, as a driving force for advocacy. With courage and determination, he shared his own painful story, touching the lives of countless individuals and raising awareness about this critical issue. Through his tireless efforts, there’s no doubt that he saved lives and made a meaningful impact.
As we grapple with the void left by his passing, let us honor his legacy by continuing the work he so passionately pursued. Jim Perry epitomized the essence of public service – a selfless dedication to making a positive difference in the lives of others. His absence will be acutely felt, but his legacy will inspire us to carry on his mission and the values he held dear.
In remembering Jim, let us also offer our deepest condolences to his loved ones. His imprint on our hearts and the lives he touched will endure as a testament to his remarkable character and the positive change he enacted. While we mourn his loss, may we draw strength from his example and strive to emulate his commitment to public service.