Jennifer Lee Perkowski

October 24, 1975July 13, 2014

Jennifer Perkowski, of Mesa AZ, passed away Sunday July 13, 2014. She was born in Buffalo, NY. She graduated from Arizona State University Law School in 2000. Her legal career encompassed work with the Maricopa District Attorney’s office, Arizona Attorney Generals Office and managing her own practice as an Attorney for the Child. She was a passionate advocate for children, a passionate lover of animals and never said no to a charity asking for support. In addition to volunteer work such as “Wills for Heroes”, Jennifer was a regular blood donor. She is survived by her parents Judy and Stefan Perkowski, brother David (Jennifer Sommers), Grandmother Lena, Uncles and Aunts Tom, Jane, Phil and Gilda and cousins Paul, Mark, Alison, Dan and Kate. To leave an online condolence to the family, please visit the Lakeshore Mortuary Website at In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be sent to:



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Janet Story

August 15, 2014

I also knew Jennifer through the Juvenile Court in Phoenix. I want her family to know (though I'm sure you already do know this) what a kind, cheerful and giving person she was. She really cared about children and animals as well as her family & friends. Jennifer always had a cheerful hello for me any time I saw her at court. I miss seeing her and I am so sorry for your loss.

Deborah Gabriel

August 15, 2014

Dear Stefan, Judy & family,
Words can not express the how sorry I am about the sudden loss of your daughter, Jennifer. I wish I had met her. From what I have been reading, there are endless adults and children's lives that Jennifer spirit has touched (as you also have Stefan). Now her light will be eternally shining down on all of you!
My thoughts and prayers are with you, Judy & family. Love, Debbie

Terri Stafford

August 11, 2014

Judy & Stefan,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

ellen breslin

August 11, 2014

I am so very sorry to have heard about your daughter. My thoughts are with you during this very sad and difficult time.
love, ellen

Michelle Wangler

August 8, 2014

Jenny was such an amazing friend in high school. Although we lost touch over the years, she was always in my heart. She taught me so many things about generosity, kindness and speaking up for others. She was inspirational on many levels. My thoughts and prayers are with Jenny's family.

Sheri Bell-Beyer

August 6, 2014

Stefan, Judy and David,
I am so sorry for your loss and there are no words that can ease this pain. But please know your daughter was loved and you are also loved. I will keep your family in my prayers and pray you find some comfort with family, friends and memories.

Parisi Family

August 5, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss. Paul has told me of fond memories he shared with Jenny as kids. She will be missed!
Paul, Ariane, and Claire

August 5, 2014

Dear Judy and Stefan, Words can not express the sadness in our hearts over the lose of your precious daughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with your families though this very difficult time. May God give you strength to carry on.

Sidoti and Moore familys,

Karin Hallborg Tifft

August 4, 2014

Jenn was my first friend when we moved to Windermere when I was 8. She was the director in the neighborhood kids movies which were great fun. Another time it was raining, and Amy Bleckinger, Jenn and I shared a half Vermonster at Ben and Jerry's ice cream shop up the street. I have good memories of Jenn. I am sorry to hear of her passing.

Nora Perez

August 4, 2014

It was a pleasure to have met Jennifer she was my grandchildren attorney whom I was going through adopting my two girls she was always cheerful and happy I will always remember her And appreciated her vet much I did end up adopting my girls thanks to Jennifer I will miss her she was also helping me with my grandson I will never forget her