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Flavia Sorbo

January 1, 1926 ~ January 22, 2021

Services will be held: Private

Faye Buffaloe Warren

December 25, 1940 ~ January 22, 2021

Services will be held: January 26, 2021

Wesley Max Denning, Jr.

June 14, 1951 ~ January 20, 2021

Services will be held: January 24, 2021

Harold Dean Linkous

July 23, 1939 ~ Jan. 20, 2021

Services will be held: January 24, 2021

Mary Dillon

February 19, 1933 ~ January 19, 2021

Services will be held: January 22, 2021

Rose Purta

January 30, 1933 ~ January 18, 2021

Services will be held: January 23, 2021

Jean Hathaway Hinton

Aug. 10, 1932 ~ January 19, 2021

Services will be held: January 22, 2021

Claire F. Small

June 26, 1937 ~ January 19, 2021

Services will be held:

Robert John Perniciaro

August 2, 1994 ~ January 10, 2021

WILLOW SPRING – Robert John Perniciaro was born on August 2, 1994 in Raleigh, NC to Tom and Liz Perniciaro. He was the fifth of six children. He grew up in Willow Spring, NC and spent his adult life there as well.

Robert was always a curious and artistic person. When he was a child, he loved all things nature and science. He was always finding bugs and snakes to take home. As he grew up, his interests turned more towards art, and he was incredibly talented. His art was complex and controversial – much like Robert himself. Robert was also an incredibly skilled craftsman. No matter what his medium (wood, clay, etc.), you could always count on his creations to impress.

Robert could bring a smile to the face of anyone who knew him. He was funny and kind, something his seven nieces and nephews loved. Even though he was troubled and his life wasn’t always easy, he could always be counted on for a laugh and a conversation.

Robert is survived by his parents: Tom and Liz Perniciaro, and his siblings: Cassondra and Adam Clements, Thomas Perniciaro and Melanie Pearsall, Bhriel Perniciaro, Joy Perniciaro and Doug Henry, and Julia Perniciaro. He is also survived by his seven nieces and nephews: Lucan, Sofia, Max, Aubreigh, Saben, Aria, and Ronin Clements. He is also survived by his second family: David, Julie, Erin, and Jamen Toy.

A private graveside service will be held at Historic Oakwood Cemetery, 701 Oakwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27601.

Arrangements are by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home of Raleigh. Online condolences may be made at www.bryan-leefuneralhome.com



January 14, 2021

Historic Oakwood Cemetery
701 Oakwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27601

Under Executive Order, face masks and social distancing procedures are required for those attending the service.


  1. Jackie Clements

    Prayers being said for this beautiful family as you mourn the loss of your beautiful son and brother Robert. He is now resting in perfect peace. May good memories sustain you and give you comfort and joy as you celebrate his life. Love,
    Jackie and Talmage Clements

  2. John & Carolyn Sierra

    We are heartbroken to hear the news about Robert. I can not even fathom the pain… Our heart goes out to Tommy, Liz, and the entire Perniciaro family. May the Lord bring them comfort & peace now and always.

  3. Gina Perniciaro

    Rest in peace sweet angel forever in our hearts 🙏

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