Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


Thomas Charles “Tom” Perret, 92, of Wooster died on Sunday, October 29, 2023 at Smithville Western Care Center.

He was born April 8, 1931 in Smithville to Henry and Mabel Drushal Perret.  On October 26, 1952, he married Arlene B. Case.  She preceded him in death in 2015.

Tom retired from the printing department at The College of Wooster.  He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ. Tom and Arlene raised, showed and judged Boxers for 50 years

He is survived by his sister, Gloria Mackey of Wooster along with several nieces and nephews.

Along with his wife, Tom was preceded in death by his parents; sister Shirley Fetter and brother James Perret.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 3, 2023 at 1:00 PM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with Rev. Dr. Kevan Franklin officiating.  Entombment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.

Friends will be received one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions be directed to Trinity United Church of Christ, 150 E. North St., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


  1. My mother, Phoebe (Steiner) Hostetler, grew up with the family, and loved Jimmy and Tom! Such good childhood memories I heard, of growing up in Smithville, and having so much fun playing. Grateful he had a long, good life. Peace.

  2. I taught at the College of Wooster when Tom ran the college’s printing department. He handled departmental printing requests with skill and timeliness. He was a true professional.

    My daughter, Anita, cared for Tom and Arlene’s boxers several times when they had to be out of town. They provided opportunities for her to develop a sense of responsibility.

  3. Tom and Arlene were good boxer friends of mine and encouraged me to join the Ohio Boxer Club. Both were always welcoming. I visited Tom several times after Arlene had passed. His sister had gotten him a one floor apartment and I would bring a boxer to visit with him as I know it broke his heart to leave his dogs. My Am/Can CH Rynwards Bondelero “Paco” was sired by Tom and Arlene’s CH Pinebrook’s Monogramm and Tom helped to handle him to his American championship, for which I was so very grateful. I believe you are having a wonderful time with Arlene and your boxers over the rainbow bridge.


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