Halverson, Stone & Myers Mortuary

1223 Cravens Ave, Torrance, CA


John Nicholas Perruzza

November 8, 1934August 1, 2019

John Perruzza, a longtime resident of Hermosa Beach has died. He was a retired prosecuting attorney who served the City of Los Angeles for over 25 years. Originally John hailed from Toronto, Canada. He immigrated to Southern California with his widowed mother and sister in 1957. John, stationed in Japan, did a tour of duty in the Korean Conflict and became a United States citizen while serving in the American Air Force. Upon release from active duty he entered law school, and worked as a reserve police officer for the Hermosa Beach Police Department. He graduated from USC Law School in 1967 with a Juris Doctor Degree, and began his career as a prosecutor with the Los Angeles DA's Office. John was married to the late Nancy Blakeney. He is survived by his sister Maria Starbird (San Francisco), his longtime companion Anne Coniglio (Torrance), his longtime friend Jim Dominguez (San Pedro), and other family and friends. Funeral Services will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City in the Chapel of the Risen Christ on August 9, 2019, at 12:30 pm. He will be remembered by family and friends for his wisdom and kindness. He will be missed as we say goodnight to our dear friend.

An Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face. The rains fall soft upon your fields, and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.


  • Funeral Service Friday, August 9, 2019


John Nicholas Perruzza

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Dawn Watters

August 5, 2019

This man, my stepfather, meant the world to me. He has been my rock and has provided my two daughters and myself enormous support over the years. While John comes across as tough anyone that knows him knows he is a big softy with a heart of gold. I have never known a human being to be more generous and kind. His passing has left a huge hole in my heart. I will miss him dearly. I love you John.