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Pastor Timothy J. Peria
Pastor Timothy J. PeriaCrossPastor Timothy J. Peria, 73, of Richwood, died Monday evening January 4, 2021 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital.

He was born December 22, 1947 in Ticonderoga, New York to the late Allen and Katherine (Garfield) Peria, he was also preceded in death by two sisters: Marilyn Hardy and Judy (Bob) Gough.

Tim served our country in the United States Army during Vietnam. He graduated from the Tennessee Temple University and was ordained in 1989. He became an associate pastor at Open Bible Baptist Church under the Leadership of Pastor George Riddell in Williamstown, New Jersey. In the fall of 1994, he became the Pastor at the Union Baptist Church north of Richwood and has pastored the people of the congregation ever since. Tim loved being a pastor, he cared for his people, whether they were in the church or out in the community, he loved bringing people to the Lord.

In his off time, Tim was known to enjoy some time on Indian Lake or Lake Erie, he loved fishing.
His family was so important to him, he cherished the time spent with his entire family. He really enjoyed cooking for them.

Surviving is his wife of 50 years, Joy Ann (Civalier) Peria, they were married September 19, 1970 in New Jersey. Also surviving are their children: Chris (Sonya) Peria of Marion and Julie (Daniel) Reed of Fieldale, Virginia.
Grandchildren: Izaya, Micah and Emma Joy Peria and Walker Reed
Siblings: Dan Peria of Minnesota and Nancy (Tom) Gibbard of Rutland, Vermont
Brother-in-law, Tom (Feree) Hardy of South Carolina

Public graveside services (everyone is welcome) will be held Saturday January 9, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Price Cemetery, Chris Peria and Daniel Reed will officiate. There will be Military Honors conducted by the Vietnam Veterans of America #1095 and the U.S. Army.

There will be a Celebration of Life Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 10:30 AM at the Union Baptist Church.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Union Baptist Church at 16623 St. Rt. 739 Richwood, Ohio 43344

The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home is assisting the family

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#1 from: elsie mitchell
Bassett Virginia
Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 5:59 PM

So sorry for your loss may God comfort you and hold you close to him

#2 from: Kip Boggs
Delaware Ohio
Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 6:07 PM

Pastor Tim was a great friend, a wonderful Pastor that loved people. Pastor Tim will be sadly missed. Rest In  Peace my dear friend. You will be sadly missed.

#3 from: Jeff and Pam Webb
Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 6:21 PM

On behalf of our family we send our deepest sympathy.
Pastor Tim touched so many through the years.
We pray you all know we have been and will continue praying for you all.
May the love and peace of our Lord cover you all in the dayís ahead.
Sincerely in Christ Love Jeff and Pam Webb and family.

#4 from: Gail DeGood-Guy
Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 7:02 PM

Dear Joy and family.   I can't tell you how very saddened I am for you all.   I got to know Pastor Tim through the many years of Memorial Day services at Price.   He was an honorable soldier and a caring Pastor.   It was certainly my honor to have known him.   May God watch over you all during this most difficult time.  

#5 from: Joy Campina
Williamstown, NJ
Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 7:31 PM

Remembering your visits to the campground, board games, his love of fishing and days at the beach. You will be missed till we meet again in glory. Keeping your family in our prayers . Love you guys

#6 from: Pam Layman
Wirtz, VA
Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 8:11 PM

Julie was our youngest child's pre k teacher...we extend sincere sympathy to the entire family!!

#7 from: Diana Bigham
Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 9:41 PM

So sorry for your loss. Dad loved talking about fishing with Tim.  May God comfort your family during this time of mourning.

#8 from: John and Deborah (Harris) Decker
Lincolnton, NC
Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 9:42 PM

During this time of loss, know that you are loved by God and your friends and family. We are praying for you.  We reminisced about our good memories of and with your father/husband. God has called his faithful servant home and we know we will see him again.

#9 from: Ade & Rachel Yanac
Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 10:04 PM

Dear Joy, Chris, Julie & families,

Our hearts break for you as you go through this time of loss and grief, yet we rejoice for Pastor Tim as he has won the ultimate prize and is now in the presence of Jesus.  (I'm guessing there are some pretty big walleye in the lakes up there!) We will certainly keep all of you in our prayers during the coming weeks and months.  
Ade, Rachel, Danny & Luis

#10 from: Scott & Lisa McNamee
Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 10:30 PM

I was so sorry to hear of Tim's passing.  I got to know Tim when I was working at the bank.  I really enjoyed talking to him.  He always had something nice to say.  He will be missed by many.

#11 from: Richard Morgan
Riverton Wyoming
Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 11:08 PM

We here on the wind river have prayed for our brother for many weeks so sad of his passing thatís so blessed by his life and testimony I will continue my prayers for the family and if I could be there I would may you rest with Jesus

#12 from: Richard an Carmen Pine
Port Charlotte. Florida
Wed, Jan 6, 2021 at 7:42 AM

Our condolences and sympathies to the family. Our favorite memories were when we visited Ohio PastorTim always took time to invite us to lunch. And of course when we lived in Ohio. Pastor always baked   RhuBARB PIE. FOR Ken and Me   We will miss seeing him but we will meet again

#13 from: Sandy Cresta
Clifton Hts pa
Wed, Jan 6, 2021 at 9:44 AM

I am so very sorry for your loss, my friend Elizabeth. Always talked so fondly of Paster Tim. God Bless.  🙏🏻  Sandy Cresta

#14 from: Pastor Joey McNeill
Bassett, VA
Wed, Jan 6, 2021 at 12:38 PM

Julie, Joy and family!  Darlene and I and the Fort Trial Baptist Church family are lifting you in prayer.  Certainly and it is obvious from all the facebook posts, Pastor Tim was a blessing to many and used of God to lead many to faith in Christ.  May Godís grace and comfort be poured out on you in a most generous measure.   Joey  & Darlene McNeill

#15 from: Nancy & Grant Spaulding
Wed, Jan 6, 2021 at 6:19 PM

Sending our deepest sympathy and love.  I have known Tim for most of my life.  Growing up right next door to his house on Schuyler  Street in Ticonderoga.  Tim always enjoyed being outside and fishing.  Rest In Peace friend🙏✝️

#16 from: Denise and James Walch
Tallmadge, OH
Wed, Jan 6, 2021 at 9:26 PM

To Joy and the entire family, so sorry for your loss. Your husband,  wore many hats and he did it well and compationately. Pastor Tim was a friend and consul to so many.
God Bless You.

#17 from: Joan Wagner
Plaza Inn
Thu, Jan 7, 2021 at 9:49 PM

Dear Joy and family:
My deepest sympathies go out to you. God received a good person when he took Pastor Timothy. I pray you will allow God to wrap His loving arms around you and family.  It was a joy to serve you in the Coach Room and talk with you. I wish I could bring you some roast beef. Togetherness through Christ. Joan

#18 from: Daniel Reed
Mobile, Al
Fri, Jan 8, 2021 at 1:57 PM

Still hard to believe. Please know that all of you will be in our prayers. We will see Tim again. We love you

#19 from: Betty Willis
Fri, Jan 8, 2021 at 2:54 PM

Dear Joy and family, Praying for the comfort of Jesus to comfort your hearts during this sad time. We are never ready for such a time as this but so thankful for the peace of God which passes all understanding. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Tim loved the Lord and it showed. He will be greatly missed. Brent and Betty Willis.

#20 from: elsie mitchell
Bassett Virginia
Fri, Jan 8, 2021 at 6:38 PM

Thinking of you Julie and your family God give you grace and strength for tomorrow
Love you praying 🙏 for you

Elsie mitchell

#21 from: Joseph Harbolt
Delaware, ohio
Fri, Jan 8, 2021 at 10:34 PM

Few years back a good friend of mine,Gordon McDonald asked me...Want to go fishing. he told me, I'm going fishing with myself and great fishing buddy,named Tim. I said, I would love to go fishing with you. Special occasion to get to go fishing with Gordon McDonald and Tim Peria. I didn't really know a whole lot about Tim. I know he was a Pastor, his wife taught at DSC. Taught my kids Shayla, Jackie and Matt. The first time we went fishing, I got to meet Tim. I really think we hit it off great & being competitive catching fish.... we had a great time going out on lake Erie with Gordon, catching them walleyes. Going fishing is Tim's passion, he loved it, he was pretty good catching them too. Love being on the lake. He really like going fishing with Gordon and I. Gordon has asked me to go fishing with him and Tim several more times overs the years. Every time we go out we have an absolute great time. I always see Tim's face, when he would catch a fish big or small, he loved it, could see it in his eyes.... I considered Tim to be a great friend, A great fishing buddy. All I can say to Tim today is....don't catch all those  Saugeye befor I get up there....

#22 from: Phyllis Ives Clark
Warrensburg NY
Sat, Jan 9, 2021 at 4:51 AM

I grew up with Tim and the Peria family in Ticonderoga.  Attended the Baptist Church every Sunday.  It is sad that Tim passed.  I prayed so hard for his recovery but God had a place in heaven for him.  Please accept my condolences.

#23 from: Joanie & John Civalier
Deptford NJ
Sat, Jan 9, 2021 at 10:34 AM

We are sad to not be with our brother in Christ here but hold to our Lordís promise that we will be reunited one day. Praying for Our Lordís peace and comfort today. Love Joanie & John

#24 from: David Roland
Lakeview and Columbus oh
Sat, Jan 9, 2021 at 11:43 AM

I was one of Preacher Timís fishing buddies at Indian Lake.  Will treasure those memories.  Thoughts and prayers to his family and many friends.

#25 from: Lillian E Flores-Bucciarelli
New Jersey
Sat, Jan 9, 2021 at 3:40 PM

Dear Joy, Chris & Julie  it saddens my heart to know of  your husband, & fatherís passing.   I do recall when you first started attending OBBC. Then you answered Gods call to be his servant, there was no looking back. Iím sure when Jesus said, ďweíll done my faithful servant, welcome homeĒ.  I could just imagine the smile on your face.  You will be physically missed by many, but one day we shall all be together again. With Love Lillian

#26 from: Jeff and Debby Schweinfurth
Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 9:01 AM

We are sorry for your lost.

#27 from: Debby Schweinfurth
Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 10:08 AM

How embarrassed I am to make a spelling error on a condolence message to school teachers. Tim is not lost, you know exactly where he is. You didn't lose him, he has just left this earth ahead of us. I enjoyed our car pooling days to DCS. He was always so friendly and kind. I know he will be missed by many. May God comfort you all.

#28 from: Dean Hammond
Lumberton, NJ
Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 6:29 PM

Michelle and I send our deepest sympathies to Joy, Chris, Julie and the rest of Timís family. Tim and Joy have been such great friends to my parents for as long as I can remember and I know Tim will be sorely missed. One of my fondest memories growing up in NJ is our fishing trip to Lake George with Tim. He knew the area well and took my dad and me to all the best places. A funny memory is the roll of saran wrap that we got from Tim when he worked at I believe Ecko Products. We had that roll of saran for years and I thought it would last a lifetime. May God be with you during what Iím sure is a difficult season of life right now.   Dean & Michelle Hammond

#29 from: Rodger & Georgia Thacker
Sat, Jan 16, 2021 at 3:35 PM

With deepest sympathy, Praying for Joy and the family. God bless

#30 from: Julie Wolfe
Columbus, OH
Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 6:02 AM

So sorry for your loss. Pastor Tim was such a good man and he will be missed greatly. May God comfort his family and loved ones at this time.

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