Colton Perry, 51, of Harleysville, passed away suddenly on November 7, 2019, in Hong Kong. He was the beloved husband of Jennifer Perry.
Born December 30, 1967, in Portsmouth, VA, he was the son of the late Glenn and Linda (Leary), Perry.
After spending 6 years abroad in Europe and Africa in the military, Colton received his bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University. A self-professed tech and internet geek, he was one of the original developers of AutoTrader.com, among other websites. He was hired by the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC to build their online ticketing system, which is where he and his wife Jennifer met in 2001. He then entered the world of marketing and over the years forged a very successful and reputable career in marketing technology.
In all his endeavors, Colton’s passion was unmistakable. His passion to transform big ideas into something tangible drew him to a career with start-up companies, where his dedication was without limits. His passion for travel brought him to every corner of the earth, allowing him to see the world and cultivate his love of diverse cultures. His passion for food inspired him to become an amateur chef, using weekends for experimentation of new culinary ideas, sharing his creations online for all to enjoy. Above all else, he was most passionate about his family. He loved being and was a devoted father, treasuring his standing Saturday lunch dates with his son. Being on the water was where Colton was happiest, weekends at the family beach house with his wife and son was what made it all worthwhile.
In addition to his wife he is survived by his son, Devon Perry; his sister, Courtney Pennell; his grandmother, Elizabeth Perry; his niece, Taryn Calderon and his in-laws, Michael and Anne Hazzan.
Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm on Thursday, November 21 at the R. L. Williams, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 3440 Skippack Pike. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Montgomery County SPCA. 19 E. Ridge Pike, PO Box 222, Conshohocken, PA 19428-0222. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.RLWilliamsFuneralHome.com