Decatur, Illinois

Decatur, Illinois
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Richard Perlmutter Passes Away


Another classmate from the Mac class of 1965 has passed away. Richard Perlmutter died on November 10, 2015, at his Elizabeth, New Jersey, home.

Richard Marc Perlmutter was active in Douglas MacArthur High School activities. He was in Orchestra his freshman and sophomore years, Sergeant-At-Arms, French Club & AFS Club as a freshman. He was an editor too, being on the Monitor Staff 2, 3, 4; Cadet Staff 3; and Associate Editor 4. He was involved with Take Five 2, Voice of Democracy 2, and 1st and 2nd Place School. He was in the National Honor Society 3, 4, and given a School Science Award 3. He received a Summer Science Scholarship/NIU 4.


Richard obtained two college degrees related to food chemistry. He obtained a B.S. in Dairy Technlogy from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign campus; and a M.S. in Food Science from Michigan State University in East Lansing.

Richard was employed in various positions, all in the food industry. He was worked as a food chemist for an ingredient manufacturer, and also was in the dairy field for many years, primarily in a retail setting. He was a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly named the American Dietetic Association), the nation's largest organization of nutrition professionals.

Richard Perlmutter worked primarily with nutrition labeling as one of his areas of expertise as the owner of Abington Nutrition Services LLC, since February 2010.


The Decatur Herald and Review posted his official obituary that follows:

Richard Perlmutter, 68, of Elizabeth, NJ (formerly of Decatur), passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2015, in his home.

Richard was born July 28, 1947 in New York City, NY, the son of Jack and Thelma (Gross) Perlmutter.

Richard leaves behind his mother, Thelma Perlmutter of Decatur; brothers, Andrew (Carol) Perlmutter of Allendale, NJ; Leonard Perlmutter of Decatur; aunt, Doris Liquorman; cousins Jane Liquorman and Mark Liquorman; and special friend, Edye Ben-Israel.

He is preceded in death by his father, Jack Perlmutter.

A graveside service to celebrate Richard’s life will be 1 p.m. Monday, November 16, 2015, at Fairlawn Cemetery. Memorials in memory of Richard may be made to Temple B’nai Abraham in Decatur.

The family of Richard Perlmutter is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Avenue, Decatur, IL. View the online obituary and send condolences to the family here.

Thanks to Richard Williams and Millie Smith for alerting this site to this sad news.

1 comment:

Keith Rogers said...

I'm so sorry to hear of Richard's passing! He seemed like such a great guy, warm & gentle and unpretentious! My prayers go out to his family and friends!