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Funeraria del Angel Roy Akers

515 North Main Ave, San Antonio, TX

OBITUARY

Jose Angel PEREZ

October 17, 1937May 7, 2020

Mr. Jose A. Perez, born October 17, 1937 passed peacefully on Thursday, May 7. He was strong in faith, loved by many and will be missed immensely. He was preceded in death by his parents Ramon Perez and Maria Garcia Perez. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Alicia Salazar Perez, daughters Grizelda Perez, Gisela Perez (Bruce Gilkes) and Joyce Monaco Chavez (Ralph Chavez). Grandchildren Anthony Barron (Maria), Christopher Barron (M.J.), Joseph Scardetta, Alicia Scardetta (Will Ellis) of Brooklyn, NY, Maria Scardetta, Amanda Chavez, Matthew Chavez, Geoffrey Gilkes and Marshall Gilkes (Orsi) of Beacon, NY and great grandchildren Ethan and Cora Gilkes. He is also survived by his older brother Eugenio Perez of Carrizo Springs, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law. Born in Carrizo Springs, Texas after graduating high school, he moved to San Antonio in 1956 to attend Draughons Business School where he studied accounting. He later received a Bachelor of Business from then Southwest Texas State. In his early years after business school, he worked for Foremost Dairy and Sherwin Williams in their Accounting and Management Departments. He later went into the technology field and worked at Southwest Research Institute. His job with SWRI would take him across the United States, Canada and Dunkirk, France working in their nuclear plants. In 1983 he began his career with civil service working at Kelly AF Base in nondestructive testing. He retired in 1999 to begin yet another career – teaching. He taught English as a second language in Gaungzhou, China through the University of the Incarnate Word 2000 - 2001. Mr. Perez went back to school and received yet another degree in Education from Southwest Texas State and became certified to teach Art at the high school level. Rather than start yet another career, he became a substitute teacher with North East ISD where he was always in high demand. He worked over 20 years as a substitute at Legacy of Educational Excellence (LEE) High School. He was loved and respected by the students and staff alike. During the summers he taught Art to children ages 6 – 12 years old through the city of San Antonio summer programs. Mr. Perez always found time to share his knowledge and talent with his students. For Mr. Perez, family came first. He was a caring, devoted son, loving husband, doting father, and grandfather. He loved to read, learn about different cultures and to travel. He took his children traveling when they were young and continued that tradition with his grandchildren. A constant traveler, he visited 45 states and numerous foreign countries with his children and grandchildren. His passport was well stamped. Mr. Perez was often asked to host trips to Europe, the Holy Land and China. Mr. Perez was fluent in Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and German. He had studied Russian as well. Mr. Perez never could master the Chinese language but that did not stop him from traveling to that country more than 10 times. He was a citizen of the world, a true renaissance man. He enjoyed photography, painting, music, theatre, and movies. He volunteered throughout his life with the church through Marriage Encounter, St. Vincent de Paul, and teaching ESL at his church. He volunteered for the Jubilee 2000 in Rome for the opening of the Holy Doors: helping control the crowds for the Midnight Mass and directing people around Rome; waiting for the arrival of the new Millennium; meeting people from all over the world was one of his greatest experiences of this life he would say. Our loving husband, father, and grandfather is loved beyond description and will be deeply missed but always in our hearts. Until we meet again. Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 12 at 6:00 p.m. at Church of the Blessed Sacrament (600 Oblate Dr. 78216) in San Antonio with a Rosary to follow at 7 p.m. with limited capacity. A Catholic Mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Carrizo Springs, Texas on Wednesday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m. Due to the current situation, the funeral mass will be a private family service. Interment to follow at Guadalupe No. 4 Cemetery, Carrizo Springs, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you please consider making a donation to the San Antonio Food Bank or your favorite charity in memory of Mr. Perez.

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Melissa Kovats

May 16, 2020

His name says it all. Jose ANGEL Perez. He was our angel on this earth and he touched everyone with his love and patience and kindness and intelligence and diligence. He was the best of us.

William Dai

May 16, 2020

This really hurts and it will be for a while. You were the one told me I can always come to you with anything I needed. That meant a world to me when I didn’t know anybody else in this country. You were like a father to me. You taught me how to drive and shared numerous life lessons with me. Visiting you and Alicia were like being home to me. I can alway count on you giving me advices. You always had a smile. The positive energy and love you had was an inspiration to me all these years. I will miss your laugh and you will always be in my heart.

Debbie Farmer

May 15, 2020

I am sad to hear of your loss, Gene.

ELBERDINA WILEY

May 14, 2020

Sincere Condolences and Prayers to Mrs. Perez, Daughters and Family.
I met Mr. Perez at LEE IN 2014, in the Teachers Lounge. I sat at the table where he was seated, and he introduce himself to me. He then proceeded to pull out his lunch from his lunch bag. He pulled out his placemat, and laid it on the table, then his salt and pepper shaker, napkin with silverware, salad, dessert, drink and main entree. I just watched amazed as he did all this, so very neat and in order. He said his wife prepared his breakfast and lunch everyday. We talked for awhile about the school, said he loved working at LEE, he especially loved the students. After I told him I was from Panama, we started talking Spanish. MR. PEREZ WAS SO COMPLETELY DEDICATED TO LEE, THAT WHEN HE WAS NOT SUBBING, HE WOULD TAKE ON ALL SORTS OF OTHER TASKS, EVEN DELIVERING MAIL TO TEACHERS AND TO OUR CLINIC. I WILL SORELY MISS HIS COMPASSION AND DEDICATION, NOT TO MENTION HIS FRIENDSHIP, OUR CONVERSATIONS AND WATCHING HIM ENJOY HIS LUNCH. When he wasn't subbing, he will deliver the mail, always announcing "special delivery" when he entered the clinic. DESCANSE EN PAZ MI AMIGO.

Marissa Perez

May 13, 2020

My uncle Jose was the greatest. He was smart, funny and had a heart of gold. I remember I would just show up unannounced and we would catch up..and my tia Alicia would make breakfast. When my grandpa passed away he filled that void for me and when my dad passed we would keep his memory alive by talking about the good old days. Jaylen and I will miss him dearly

Caprica Wells

May 13, 2020

Mr. Perez was instrumental in keeping the daily operations at LEE High School running. His professionalism and attention to detail was unmatched. His compassion and dedication will always be remembered, valued, and appreciated! Well done, sir. Rest well!

Adriana Perez

May 13, 2020

Tío Joe,
Thank you for showing me one of my absolute favorite restaurants, I think about you every time we go, and tell everyone I take there that you were the one to show it to me.
Love, Adriana.

Alma Briseno Tober

May 13, 2020

Mr. Perez was a wonderful person. He was a Substitute Teacher at Lee High School when I met him.
Mr. Perez was always on time, respectful, and very kind. He always had a smile on his face and anyone could see that he enjoyed his job.
Mr. Perez will be greatly missed. It was a pleasure to work with him and he will always be remembered for the wonderful and kind person he was.
The fondest memory I have of Mr. Perez is in 2013, when he gave me a small Christmas Tree his wife made. It was made of paper and beautifully decorated with silver glitter. I used it at home every Christmas as a decoration until the glitter wore off. My sincere condolences to his family for this great loss.

Rest In Peace Mr. Perez

Alicia Alamar

May 12, 2020

My Grandpa showed me and all of his grandchildren the world. He taught us to live life to the fullest, that anything is possible, to be a good person, and to always stay curious. I traveled across this beautiful country three times with my grandfather and to Europe twice. How lucky am I! From these times, it is not the Rocky Mountains or the Mona Lisa that I remember most, but my Grandpa’s unrivaled sense of humor, the silly mishaps and wrong turns, and the time we spent together as a family.

While I will never forget our adventures, my most cherished memories are from growing up and going over to my grandparents’ house, reading the comics with Grandpa on a Sunday afternoon, swimming in the pool he painstakingly maintained for his grandkids, and playing Loteria on Christmas Eve. There are no words to describe how much we love and miss you.

Erick Villarreal

May 12, 2020

I had you as a substitute teacher between 2004 -2008 at Robert E. LEE. You were very kind and professional. Always prepared and very consistent. You were really well liked by all of us and I'm sad to hear you've gone.

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