Kenneth Rueben Perrington was born on September 16, 1965, in Manhattan to thelate Willis and Sylvia Perrington. Kenny was born in a hospital that no longer exists,
New York Polyclinic Hospital. As he recalled it, “They closed the hospital down because his mom had too many babies.” Kenny is the 15th child born to Willis and
At the age of 14, Kenny met Elsie Milagros (Millie) Perez. He fell in love with her at first sight (this has been confirmed). As their friendship blossomed over the years, by 17 it was official that Kenny and Millie would be together forever. In 1984, Kenny and Millie moved in together and have never left each other’s side since. They call their love, “Old School Love,” and on May 28, 1988, they were married. They took their time to really get to know each other as a married couple; they traveled, built friendships, and planned for a future. Five years later they would have a daughter, Rebecca Lynn Perrington born on October 19, 1992.
Kenny graduated from Samuel Gompers Vocational and Technical High School in 1983. He began his 36+ year career at Xerox Corporation. He attended Rochester Institute to further his career as a Senior Customer Service Engineer. Kenny was an avid reader of all subjects. He was into holistic medicine. Music was his passion; he loved jazz music and played the drums (he knew that was the way to Millie’s heart. Kenny was even featured in a song called, Baby Come with Me. He also wrote a
song called, “Yummy” and thought that “Drake stole his song,” even though it was a Justin Bieber song. He was a student and an instructor of martial arts Jeet Kune
Do, Capoeira, Kenpo, Tae Kwando, and Mui Thai (Kickboxing). Kenny was an extremely intelligent man; before we had Google, we had Kenny, he knew it all. His sense of humor brought endless laughter to all he encountered. He was kind, humble, sensitive, and sympathetic. When he loved, he loved hard.
Kenny was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend, and recently became a grandpa to Levi Lam Perrington, his “grand pup.” His life’s memory will be cherished by his wife Millie and daughter Rebecca Lynn. He is survived by three brothers; Theodore Perrington (S.I.L. Lisa), Ricky Perrington (S.I.L. Sally), Louis Perrington (S.I.L. Kathy), and two sisters; Rosalie and Sharon Perrington. His in-laws, Angel Perez (F.I.L), Irma Tirado (M.I.L), Eric and Angie Marquez (B.I.L and S.I.L), Erica and Justin Marquez (Niece and Nephew) and Royalty Marie Marquez (Great Niece) and a host of relatives, aunts, uncles, great and great-great nieces,
and nephews, followed by a multitude of amazing friends.
Kenny has gone home to be with his parents and other siblings in heaven, Willis, Sylvester (surviving S.I.L. Delores), Diane, Jimmy (surviving S.I.L. Marsha), Sylvia,
Celia, Johnny (surviving S.I.L. Jean), Dennis and Donald.