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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