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Glenn Christopher Perry, a retired Montclair fire captain, died on Feb. 8, 2021. He was 71.

Mr. Perry was born to Columbus and Mildred Perry in 1949 in Newark. He attended Montclair High School, where he played football. 

After high school he joined the Navy for two years and worked as a boatswain’s mate, where he was ranked as E3. After he was discharged from the Navy he continued his education at William Paterson University. 

He then became employed by Montclair Recycling Co. and later worked at the Motorcycle Mall in Belleville.

Mr. Perry started his 33-year career as a fireman in Montclair in May 1981. While working there he was a member of the local chapter of Firefighters Against Injustice and Racism as well as being a member of the International Association of Black Professional Firefighters. 

He worked as a fireman for years, then was promoted to lieutenant and then to captain. He was a hard worker and dedicated to his career. 

Mr. Perry retired in February 2014.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon at Caggiano Memorial Home for Funerals, with interment to follow at Glendale Cemetery in Bloomfield.