Robert Lee Perez
September 17, 1930 – August 5, 2018
Robert Lee Perez, age 87, of Roswell, GA, passed peacefully August 5, 2018.
He was born in Chicago, IL, son of the late Ernest Perez, of Chicago, IL, and Rose Phillips (Nizalek) of Hartwell, GA. He attended Harrison High and graduated from his beloved DePaul University in June of 1952. Bob grew up in Chicago, Illinois and served in the United States Army after his graduation from college. He served as a military police officer stationed at Fort Hood, TX during the Korean War in the early 1950’s. After completion of military service, Bob began a career in sales that spanned more than forty years and included work for Levi Strauss, London Fog, Phillips Petroleum, and Arrow Shirt Company. He completed his career as an independent financial advisor, serving families planning for their future, a job that he dearly loved.
Bob was an avid sports fan whose favorite teams included the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Hawks and the college teams where his children and grandchildren attended, and most of all, Marist School in Atlanta. Bob coached youth basketball and baseball on the sidelines as well as from the stands. He rarely missed a game that his children participated in and reveled in the joy of watching his grandchildren share his love of sports.
Bob was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 49 years, Mary Ellen Perez (O’Connell), sister Rose Perez and step brother Ron Pavlik. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary O’Sullivan, children, Karen Monfort (Chuck), Chris (Sherri), Tim (Josette), Patty, Gayle, Dan (Susan) and Rob Perez (Nikki), grandchildren Jeff Monfort (Sara), Carly Monfort, Jessica, Matt, Andy, Bobby, Kevin, Ashleigh, Payton, Abner, Polly and Ripp Perez, great-grandchildren Joey, Nate and Zach Monfort, step-children Maureen Clayton (Chris), Deirdre O’Sullivan, (Joe Peragine), Dennis O’Sullivan (Betsy), JoAnne O’Sullivan (Andrew Goldberg) and step-grandchildren Ben, Bradley and Luke Clayton, Quinn and Matt Peragine, Lindsay and Madeline O’Sullivan, Maeve and Finn Goldberg, brothers Tom Pavlik (Pat) and Ronnie Perez, and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will occur at H.M. Patterson & Son Oglethorpe Hill Chapel from 6-8 pm with a rosary immediately following. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday August 9, 2018 at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Sandy Springs, GA.
The family would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the many physicians and nurses who cared for Bob at St Joseph’s Hospital, Fresenius Dialysis Center in Alpharetta, the staff of Bridgeway Hospice Care, the staff of Morningstar Ambulance, and especially the care team at St George Village in Roswell.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Marist School in support of Marist Athletics. Donations may be sent to Marist School at 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, Ga. 30319, or www.marist.com/onlinegiving. Please include “In memory of Bob Perez’ in the memo line or comments section of your gift.
- Visitation Wednesday, August 8, 2018
- Funeral Mass Thursday, August 9, 2018
- Graveside Commital Thursday, August 9, 2018
Robert Lee Perez
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August 8, 2018
This message to the Perez and OSullivan family as I know that Bob is in heaven and he lived a well lived life so that when he is greeted by our Father in heaven he announced to all, "WELCOME ROBERT! WELL DONE MY SERVANT!" The angels are throwing another celebration! Jeanette (Former neighbor of Mary and Bob when they lived in Alpharetta) P. S. Mary, you are such a fine woman and you will be in my prayers!
August 6, 2018
Hello Perez Family. So sorry to hear about the loss of 'Dad.' My heart is full of grief, but my mind is full of joy and memories of the great times we had together with him.
He certainly played a large part in my development as a young man, as did 'Mom.' Was there any place you'd rather be after a game or dance than the Perez kitchen? I wonder how many kids Mom and Dad fed over the years -- both physically and spiritually.
This time of grief will surely pass, but the memories and the love -- especially the love -- will last forever.
God Bless 'Dad' and your family.