Thursday, June 28, 2012

Joseph Barela Perez

October 19, 1962
Moorhead, Minnesota
June 25, 2012
Avondale, Arizona

Joseph Barela Perez, 49, of Avondale, passed away at his home on June 25, 2012. He was born on October 19, 1962 in Moorhead, Minnesota to Ramona and Estancio Perez. Joseph moved to Arizona at an early age in 1966, and he worked as a forklift operator in warehousing. He was a member of St. Matthews Catholic Church and Catalyst Church. Joseph’s family will remember him as a wonderful father, grandfather and friend, who loved to fish, sing to his children, and for his strong faith and his following of the Lord.

Joseph is survived by his daughters, Xylina Perez Tinoco and Samantha Perez; and also 2 grandchildren, Josiah Demetrius Perez Smith and Elijah Isiah Perez Smith.

A rosary will be recited on Friday, July 6 at 8:30am at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, located at 320 North 20th Drive in Phoenix.  A funeral mass will follow the rosary starting at 9:00am, also at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church.  Burial will follow the mass at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery located at 2300 West Van Buren Street in Phoenix.

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  1. Xylina Perez TinocoJune 29, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    I love you dad. You will always be in my heart. I'll always be your little Tinkerbell. Love you and kiss Jesus for me.
    Love your Tinkerbell,

  2. I will always remember Joe picking me up in the morning to take me and Xylina to school. I can remember it being super cold and him trying to get his old white truck to warm up and the smell of gasoline and coffee! It is one of the most vivid memories of Joe. May he rest in peace. -Monique

  3. Darest Joseph,
    Thank you for being the BEST DADDY in this world to our girls and grandbabies.
    You are greatly missed but will remain in our hearts forever.

    You are a true Warrior-


  4. May the loving arms of God embrace him until his family sees him again. My prayers are with the family. May you find peace and strength through your love and faith.

    With heartfelt condolences,

  5. Love you daddy, thank you for being the best dad in the world. I'm going to miss you so much, having my partner with me all day every day. Kiss my Nana for me and give everyone else a hug up there. God bless you. <3

    Sam aka your Boo Boo

  6. My condolences to you and your girls. I still remember the high school Joe & Margaret my thoughts, love and prayers go out to you all. He was a very good man. Love Monica-Edward Quiroz

  7. My condolences to you all, Margaret, Xylina, Samantha, Jojo,and Esiah; My thoughts and prayers are with you all at such a difficult time. Just keep the memories and he will never leave you. To My friend Joe Perez rest in peace.
    Carol Martorano

  8. Hi Dad,

    I wanted to first of all say thank you for being my dad and for letting me be your son. Thank you for the wonderful memories we have had together. Especially the good times fishing together, even though I hardly caught a fish I enjoyed our bonding time in "The Lake Shores of Kiabab!" I will miss having you around the house. You always put a smile on my face with your special words you would always say like, FayFay! La puerta! By the thousands, wired, swivel ham, que ta bro!, and play it by ear. I always wanted to make you proud of me and I thank you for being my inspiration because you were a very hard worker. I love you and miss you already dad, you will always be in my heart. I am the man I am today because of you and I will never forget that. Oh tell Maish I'm sorry.

    Love your son,

    Willy Tinoco

  9. My Dear Friend J.P,
    It has been an honor to have as a good friend these past 12 yrs.My deepest condolences to all your familia. :(.
    We sure miss you singing that lil part of Miami Sound Machine" e yo e yo! e yo e yo ya!! ya yego!"these past few week we catch our selves sing that lil verse.You will ALWAYS be remember bro.So true Willy,that saying "que ta bro"was always your papas lil saying.
    Cheers Joe gonna have a tall boy for ya brotha.till we meet again rest in heavens peace.

    your friend,Manny Reyes

  10. BRO, Que Ta!!! Hate to see you go so soon but now you are at rest. We will see you one day in the hands of our heavenly father above! I had fun DJ'n all your family parties and as you as my MC. Rest in Peace til we meet again!

    Much Love and Respect,
    Richard "DJ Rich" Moreno

  11. R.I.P. Joe. I didn't know u well but i will always remember how awesome you were to my sons when we went to ur house after trick or treating a couple years back. It was good to see u again couple weeks ago, just wish it had been under different cirumstances. Rest well my friend. If you will, tell my grandmother yaya that i love and miss her everyday. Until we meet again.

  12. My heart goes out to the Perez family. Xylina & Samantha may you find comfort within the grace of God during these difficult times. Joe I didn't know you very well but the times that I had been around you did always make me feel welcome as if we had known one another for as long as I had known Margaret. Her and I did go to High School together and one time we had gone to one of the families parties and this is where she met Joe, and it went from there. He was great man, a great father, and now grandfather. May you rest in peace and find comfort from all that ailed you. God bless you & all your family, may you now rejoice with the lord. May peace and comfort be with you all.

    Doris Lopez

  13. Jason Garling &amp; FamilyJuly 1, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    J.P., We regret to send your familia our deepest condolences. I enjoyed our years of work together. And I will miss your catch phrases, and your singing of Miami Soundmachine. You will forever be remembered in my heart and in the hearts of your collegues at gsf. "ey oh oh ey, ey oh oh ay!!!"

    Love Jason Garling a.k.a. J-Rock, and Family

  14. EDWARD MEDINA &amp; FAMILIAJuly 1, 2012 at 8:29 PM

    Well big homie,it's was a pleasure working and getting to know you. I aslo remember those infamous word `Que TA Bro`! I remember having a couple of beers with you after work and i would laugh cause you always had to have a shooter of Southern Comfrot! My Condolences go out to the Family of J.P. May you Rest In Peace Bro! Your Friend Edward Medina!

  15. Jay, Rosie &amp; Gizela EstradaJuly 1, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    Hey Joe, You will be missed by so many people. You touched so many peoples heart by being such a good man. Thank you for keeping my girls safe when they were young at your house with Xylina and Samantha. Can't forget all the memories we all had camping, that was so much fun. Your love of oldies and dancing. We all love ya!

    Your comadre, Rosie, Jay & your goddaughter Gizela.

  16. Xylina told me very good things about you,you will be dearly condolences to you xylina and your family.may God give you comfort during this sad time.

    Caroline sokomwuyoh

  17. Lupe Laborin Romero &amp; Nick aka Your DogJuly 2, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Joe, We will miss you more than words can say and thank you for being such a special part of my son's life. Nick hurts for you but he says heaven is lucky to have an awesome "dog" like you and prays that all your pain is gone now. Willy forgot one of your many "based on a true movie". Nothing but good memories my friend. Girls, daddy is still taking care of his little angels from up above.
    Love you, Lupe and Nick

  18. To my Nino Joe, Thank You for standing up for me before christ as I made my sacraments there at St MAtthews. I wish I had got to see you more often....I will always remember you at St Matthews Church. RIP...your godson Benjamin Salazar