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Obituary: Jay Walter Perskie

Jay Walter Perskie

Ocean Pines

Jay Walter Perskie, 78, of Ocean Pines, went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ at 8:30 p.m., April 12, 2024.

He was born to Leon and Leah Perskie on Oct. 7, 1945, in Baltimore. He graduated from Baltimore City College in 1963. After several semesters of college at the University of Maryland, College Park, he joined his parents in running their photography studio and became the third-generation owner of Perskie Photographics. These three generations were the official inaugural photographers of Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson and Carter.

Jay also owned and operated Professional Photographer’s Wedding Lab and the Glass Slipper Wedding Center in Baltimore. Jay loved life and saw everyone he met as important.

Jay is survived by his wife, Beth (Ocean Pines); three daughters, Lauren Porter, Julia Bauer and Hannah Smith; and eight grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Beatrice Foxman and Carolyn Rosen.

Jay’s family will host a funeral service at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 18, at Berlin First Baptist Church. A visitation was set 6-8 p.m.,Wednesday, April 17, at The Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Interment will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Druid Ridge Cemetery in Baltimore.

In lieu of flowers, consider Ariel Ministries, The Coastal Hospice Macky and Pam Stansell House, and the Hackerman-Patz Patient and Family Pavilion at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Letters of condolence can be sent to the family via Arrangements are in the care of The Burbage Funeral Home.