This page is dedicated to my Uncles, my Dad and all those whom we have
loved...and lost. It is my belief that when they left this world, they were shown
the way into another, more beautiful place, and in return are helping to show
us the way to one day meet again.

This is not a site to mourn, but rather to remember, reflect, and rejoice in the
wonders that once were, and still are, in our hearts and minds for all time.
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.
He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul.
He leadeth me in the path of Righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of Death, I shall
fear no evil, for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies.
Thou annointest my head with oil. My cup runneth over.
Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
~Pslam 23
Manuel O. Perez - December 21st, Twenty four years in heaven. We love and
miss you Dad, Grandpa, Uncle and Brother.
Luis Gonzalez - November 20th,  Father, husband, Uncle and Grandpa. Always
in or hearts.
Manuel Perez Juarbe - March 24th, over forty years with our Lord and father.
Grandpa and Dad. Still in our hearts.
Edwin Orlando Perez - April 20th, Seventeen years in heaven. You are dearly
missed Uncle, Husband, Father, Grandpa and Brother.
Federico Normando Perez- Jan 2002, Seven years in heaven. We love and miss
you Tio Peye
Elena Rodriguez Carraquiello- Thirteen years in heaven. My Grandma.
Benjamin Bruno Castro - My Grandpa, Eleven years with our lord. You will
never be forgotten.
Carmen Rosario Sanchez Figueroa - Thrity years in heaven. My Abuelita
Cesar Antonio Bruno- Seven years in heaven. My uncle. We love and miss you.
Fredrick Sanchez- Aug 2004. Left us way to young. Rest in peace
In Loving Memory
While the passing of a loved one can be a heart-wrenching
ordeal, it is natural to mourn, to grieve, and to terribly miss
that being. To work through this, and to assist in the dealing of
it, talk. When the time comes and you feel ready talk. Talk to
them, to a family member or friend, to your church or even a
support group. Never feel embarrassed of your pain or
sorrow...or even anger. It's all natural. God does things for his
reason, and he is the only one who will ever know why. But to
get those emotions out by crying, talking, writing ~ whatever
works for you ~ will help in ways never imaginable. Yes, a part
of that pain will always be with you, for it is a part of your
own soul that has also passed, but you will get through the
roughest days...simply by never forgetting, but always
I know that this is what has always worked for me.
The following is a message from my niece Ashley Christine Perez, who's
grandfather passed away a
few years ago.

When I think of grandfathers what comes to mind are two of the most
wonderful men to have lived in our world. I recently lost the only
grandfather I had ever known. I never met grandpa Perez (he passed away
before I was born) but I am happy to be filled with memories of both of
them. Some of the memories told to me by my father, uncle and other family
and some known by me because of personel experience. If there is anything
I've learned from the passing of my grandpa Ciso, it is to never have any
regrets of the things that have happened in the past between you and that
person because when that person looks down on you from heaven, they are
not thinking about the last time they saw you, or the last thing the two of
you discussed. They are simply wacthing you continue life and to grow and
the only thing you need to do is make them proud because that is the one
thing they always wanted for you along with your happiness!!! So learn,
live and love, because that's what your supposed to do.

                                      ASHLEY CHRISTINE PEREZ
My Grandfather was a wonderful man of few words and a heart of gold. He
was diagnosed with ALS in 1989. The progression of the disease took him
trough a course of life that required using a cane, then a walker, followed
by a wheelchair, and then eventually bed ridden. My grandmother
committed herself in the famous words "FOR BETTER OR WORSE" and she
went far beyond what words could ever stand for. She dediacted herself by
supporting, caring, and loving him through the trying disease until his last
breath. Now my grandfather is at rest, in a place where the sky is never
gray and the angels are flying around him.

Abuleo you are always in our hearts and in our prayers. Your sprit and
memory lives on forever

                                                        SABRINA MARINARO
These words are from a website that my cousin Sabrina made about
the disease ALS and dedicated to her grandfather, my Uncle Luis
The following is a portion of the eulogy given by Matthew Betz at his Abuela's
It makes me feel comfortable that I am joined by so many people who share the
same love and respect for this women as I do. I will miss my grandmother very
much, her stories, her hilarious sayings and puns (which I know just about every
single one) and her uttermost love and care for her family. this is a women that
helped my parents out by allowing me to live with her while I attended college at
Penn State. During that time she helped out with the purchase of books, lunch
money for the long dry spells of winter, the loaning of her car when mine was in
for maintenance and a check for $100 each time I went with my friends to Penn
States main campus. I got to know her past, being born in New York City,
growing up in Donora, Pennsylvania with her sister Gloria and father Manuel.
and most favorite, how she and Grandfather Edwin met. She taught me a lot
about her and my Grandfathers side of the family, and tried on countless
occasions expalning our very extensive family tree, more of a vine than a tree
with all the twist and turns and new cousins that appeared each time the stories
were told. She taught me one very important lesson about life, and that is if you
can find one good friend in the world, that is pretty much all you need. Don't get
me wrong, having plenty of close friends is wonderful and in some cases its
needed, but it is the one friend that is with you through thick and thin which
stands out amongst all,... this is the person you trust everything with, including
your life. I know that living with my grandmother lengthened her time with us,
and gave her some sort of salvation and will to keep plugging along, I know this
because she told me one night coming home from my aunt's house from sunday
dinner. At that very moment I knew how much my Grandmother loved me and
how much I loved her......
So family, friends in closing I would just like to say that as we remember this
women that lies here before us toinght, let us also celebrate, celebrate that she is
no longer in pain, celebrate that she is reunited with her husband Edwin and
most imporatntly celebrate her life and how much she touched ours.
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