We are sad to announce the passing of our father Giovambattista “John” Perez of Simi Valley, Ca. John was born in Sulmona, Italy, and passed away peacefully on Jan 8th,2024.
John was an orphan of war and waited years to Immigrate from Italy to the Unites States, which he did in 1956. He worked hard and was able to enjoy 37 years of retirement from General Motors in Van Nuys, Ca. John enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing, spending time with his family and the occasional trip to the Casino. John was survived by his daughters Rachel Fardig (Perez), Elizabeth Myers (Perez), Katherine Latt (Perez), 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, and is proceeded in death by his wife Mary Ellen Perez. John and Mary were well known to the Knolls community, they owned the Knolls Market in the Susana Knolls from 1971-1977 and made many lifelong friends during that time. John was a big part of our families lives and had an integral part of who we all are today, and will be forever missed.
Funeral arrangements are as follows:
Viewing and Visitation: February 8th 2024 at Reardon Mortuary located at: 2636 Sycamore Dr., Simi Valley, CA 93065. Viewing 4:00pm to 8:00pm with Rosary being read at 6:00pm.
Funeral: February 9th at 9:00am at St. Peter Claver Church located at 2380 Stow St., Simi Valley, CA 93063
Burial: February 9th at 11:00am at Eternal Valley Memorial Park 23287 Sierra Hwy, Newhall, Ca 91321
Bethany/Luncheon following burial to be held at St. Peter Claver Church 2380 Stow St., Simi Valley, CA 93063