Obituary: Nancy Pera

Obituary: Nancy Pera


Nancy Pera with her husband George.

Nancy Pera, longtime resident of Alexandria, died in Greenville, S.C. on Jan. 20, 2017 at the Cascades residence where she lived in retirement. She is survived by George, her husband of 57 years, her son David of Falls Church; her daughter Tracey (Peter) Sanders of Greenville, S.C.; granddaughter, Hope Sanders of London, England; and her brother George Umholtz, of Santa Barbara, Calif.

After graduating from Bucknell University she moved to New York City where she met her husband on a blind date. Together they lived in Manhattan; Greenwich, Conn.; London, England; and Alexandria before moving to Greenville in 2015.

With a knack for societal trends, she was a school counselor after attaining a degree from Bank Street College; an international relocation facilitator; a professional recruiter, an outplacement counselor, and an organizational development consultant.

In addition to her devotion to family and friends, she adored little children, her classmates and Kappa Delta sisters of Bucknell University, and her yoga buddies.

A celebration of Nancy's life will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church of Alexandria.

Should friends desire, contributions made in her name may be sent to Kids in Crisis (One Salem Street, Cos Cob, CT 06807) or the Alzheimer’s Association (P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011).