Wilbert Randall (Buddy) Perry, 64, the vice president and general construction manager of Lawrence N. Brandt Inc., a general contracting firm, died Tuesday at the hospital at the Patuxent Naval Air Station following a heart attack.
Mr. Perry, a member of the board of trustees of the Capital Yacht Club and a former commodore of the organization, was cruising on his power boat at the time he was stricken. He lived in Washington.
A native of Washington, Mr. Perry began his career in construction at the age of 15. He became a carpenter in Washington in the 1930s and served in the Navy Seabees in the Pacific during World War II.
After the war, he joined the George A. Fuller Construction Co. He later worked for the Ring Construction Co., the Gellman Construction Co. and the Giant Food Construction Corp., which built the Super Giant shopping malls in the Washington area.
In 1960, Mr. Perry joined Landow & Brandt Inc. as vice president and general construction manager. He remained in that position when the company became Lawrence N. Brandt Inc.
Among the projects on which Mr. Perry worked are the McLean Gardens apartments complex in Northwest Washington, the Ring Building in the downtown area, Prospect House, an apartment building in Arlington, The Towers apartments building in Northwest Washington and the Old Towne complex in Alexandria.
Survivors include his wife, Beatrice, of Washington, and two sons, John, of San Francisco, and Randy, of New York city.