OBITUARY

Alexander A. Perakis

May 19, 1935October 13, 2020

Alex was born in Rock Springs, Wyoming to Rosina K. Riccardo and Alexander G. Perakis. His father was a Greek native who worked in the coal mines while his mother was full Italian and a homemaker, which he took great pride in his heritage. Alex attended school, K-12, in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He enrolled in the United States Navy his senior year of highschool with two of his best friends. Shortly after, he was shipped out to Virginia for basic training. After basic training he became an electronics instructor. Al was never interested in drinking but loved to dance which is how he met the love of his life, Katherine, at a USO dance. They dated for a short period of time and were married the day after he was honorably released from the Navy. Being married for sixty-one years, they shared many memories, stories, and achievements together. Shortly after leaving the Navy, he became an electronics instructor for the FAA for thirty three years. Alex loved being a part of the St. George Greek Orthodox Church, which over the years became a second home to him and Katherine. He loved to help, one of the biggest ways he helped his community in particular was donating blood, which he did at least 180 times over the course of his life. When he wasn’t at the church or with his wife, he could be found tinkering and fixing things around the house and church.

Alex is predeceased by his parents, his sister, Marie, and his wife. He is succeeded by his four children- Alex, Mary, Susan, and George, eight grandchildren- Alex, Olivia, Brian, Joseph, Christopher, Cole, Kelli, and Lex, and six great-grandchildren- Abigail, Leah, Lily, Ava, Arya, and Freya.

Alex was easily one of the best men you could’ve ever met in your life. Not only was he a funny and bright spirit in the room, he was truly a character that loved his family and faith. May his memory be eternal.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Christopher Haynes, Active Pallbearer
  • Brian Haynes, Active Pallbearer
  • Cole Casteel , Active Pallbearer
  • Kelli Casteel , Active Pallbearer
  • Tony Chiconas, Active Pallbearer
  • Lex Perakis, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jimmy Chiconas, Active Pallbearer
  • Alex Perakis , Honorary Pallbearer
  • Joseph Haynes , Honorary Pallbearer
  • Olivia Perakis, Honorary Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Elara Hospice

Services

  • Trisagion Service

    Friday, October 16, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

Memories

Alexander A. Perakis

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Chris Pagonis

October 17, 2020

Condolences to the Perakis family.
Alex was a wonderful person a prominent member of our community for over 50 years. He will be greatly missed. May his memory be eternal.
Chris Pagonis and family.

DeeDee Retter

October 17, 2020

Oh how I love this family. They are truly a family that portrays how much they were shown love from their Mom and Dad with all of their smiles and laughter. You didn't say Al without saying Kitty because they were a true picture of marriage.

Going to their house was always a warm spot in my heart because of all the smiles and love you would receive from all of them. Al and Kitty both always gave you their precious smiles and a hug if you needed it. They both created that home that I always wanted to go to and thanks to Susan I got to be there as much as I could!

Thank you Al for always being that rock for me over the years when I needed it as well as all the support you provided for my mom. You will be missed but we know you are happy to be with your "Kitten"! I will miss you, so until we meet again you will always be "Excellent to Outstanding" in my heart!

Lori Hutton Higgins

October 16, 2020

Mr. "P" was a rock to our family. I remember the night my Dad passed and he and Kitty came to get me from work to tell me this horrible news. He was the arms I fell into and his calming voice and words stood me up for this life changing event. I will miss his comforting smile and him calling my mother "Franopolis." Our family is only comforted now by him being in the only place he wanted to be, with his "Kitten". I saw him recently and promised to be present for his children, as he and Kitty were for me and all my family. We were talking and we cannot trace the beginning of our friendships and it seems irrelevant now. These precious people are gone from our sight but always in my Heart. Love you all always.

Ches Hatstat

October 15, 2020

So many wonderful memories of Uncle Al, his smile and laughter, his cunning and quick wit, and mostly the example of goodness and love that he shared with us. Thinking of him usually brings a grin to mind and an appreciation for a life well lived.

Rod Lamb

October 15, 2020

Sorry to hear about Alex. We worked together, for over 30 yrs., and I always thought highly of him. He did things the 'right' way and you might say he was a bit "straight-laced",ha,ha. I think everyone admired his work ethic and fairness. He was very proud of his heritage and would bring homemade Greek desserts to work. Of course, he thought the world of his family and would keep us updated on all they were doing. Whenever he was asked how he was doing, he had a never-changing reply of "Excellent to Outstanding"! That phrase would describe the man himself !!

Betty Jo Fleming

October 14, 2020

Oh so many great childhood memories of Kitty and Al with my mom and dad.....card games, days at the beach, taco eating contests at their house when we visited them in OK city, drive-in theater trips. I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was an outstanding man full of so much love. Rest in peace dear friend
Love,
Betty Jo (Swalina) Fleming

Peggy Sames-Mihos

October 14, 2020

What a great man! Always had a smile on his face. I’ll always remember the many games of dominoes he, Kitty, mom, and dad played. Alex, Mary, Susan, and George - I am so sorry for your loss. May his memory be eternal.

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FROM THE FAMILY

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