Omar Perez Sr., entered into eternal rest and reunited with his beloved wife, “Janie” San Juana V. Perez on Saturday morning, February 19, 2022. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. He was a devoted husband, father, loving grandfather, great grandfather, caring brother, uncle, and an amazing friend to all who knew him. His tender, loving, kind and happy spirit will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Omar Sr. was born and raised in Laredo, Texas on February 23, 1949 to Andrea Cantu and Paulino Perez Sr. He grew up a part of a big family and enlisted in the United States Air Force at the age of 20, where he served proudly as a medical helper for 4 years. He received the National Defense Service Medal. The National Service Medal is a service award of the United States Armed Forces established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953. It is awarded to every member of the U.S armed forces who has served during any one of four specified periods of armed conflict or national emergency from 1950 - present. Shortly after his successful discharge he married the love of his life, “Janie” San Juana Viera whom he met before being deployed. He married Janie on January 25, 1971 and shortly after welcomed their first son Omar Jr., then followed David, Sylvia, Veronica, Tony, Oscar, Paulino, Juan Carlos and Frank. He was truly blessed to add to his family his granddaughter, Priscilla whom he and Janie raised as their own daughter. His children and grandchildren were by far the most significant part of Omar’s life. Omar treasured many loving memories and adventures with his sons, daughters, granddaughters, grandsons and great grandson. He loved the outdoors; he taught his children how to fish and shoot. He loved fishing and hunting season and lived a simple life in the outdoors (ranch) where he preferred to spend his free time. He loved his Texas Lottery Pick 3’s and played his favorite numbers every day. He loved his grandchildren and treasured every moment spent with them, he loved cookouts on Sunday’s and was a man of his word and such a happy soul. He was a giver and always willing to help, he’d give you the shirt off his back. He was humble to all; his smile was contagious and laugh was one of a kind. He was retired from Arellano’s Plumbing and treasured his co-workers whom were more than colleagues to him. His love for his wife, Janie ran deep as their marriage was a blessing in welcoming their 9 children which is now a family of 30 all because two people fell in love. Omar and Janie both loved music and loved to dance and are now dancing away in the sky as they have now reunited at last. Omar was a twin and missed his Cuate, Oscar deeply; they are now reuniting amongst their parents, siblings and other loved relatives and friends in heaven.
After the passing of his beloved wife, Janie, 5 years ago Omar remained by his family’s side becoming the rock of the family. He continued to keep the family together fulfilling every one of his wife’s wishes. Now he’s able to reunite in heaven with her and continue what they started 52 years ago. His children will keep his memory alive and hold him dearly in their hearts. DAD, THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING, WE WON’T SAY GOODBYE BUT SIMPLY A SEE YOU SOON - MOM, WE KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR DAD, WE LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH AND KNOW THAT ONE DAY WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN. PLEASE CONTINUE TO WATCH OVER US, NOW WITH THE GUIDANCE OF DAD.
Omar Sr. is preceded in death by his parents, Paulino Perez Sr. and Andrea C. Perez, beloved wife, San Juana V. Perez, brothers, Alonso Perez, Paulino Perez Jr., twin brother Oscar Perez, sister Lidia Ma. Perez
Left to cherish his memory are his children: Omar Perez Jr., David Perez (Esmeralda), Sylvia De Leon (Juan), Veronica Ruiz (Emilio), Tony Perez (Sonia), Oscar Perez, Paulino Perez, Juan Carlos Perez, Frank Perez, Priscilla Perez, his beloved grandchildren which he deeply loved: Nicole Reyes (Sergio Jr.), Crystal L. Perez, David Perez Jr., Christopher D. Perez, Lizette De Leon, Stephany De Leon, Leslie M. De Leon, Juan De Leon Jr., Kacie De Leon, Alex Martinez, Kiana A. Martinez, Briana M. Martinez, Tony J. Perez, Stella G. Perez, Mirella Montemayor, Juan Carlos Perez Jr. and great grandson, Taylor N. Reyes.
He is further survived by his sisters: Minerva Roskos (Joseph), Rosa Smith (Thomas), nephews, nieces, cousins, other loved relatives, lifelong friends, colleagues.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Omar Perez Jr. and Frank Perez
Pallbearers will be: David Perez, David Perez Jr., Tony Perez, Oscar Perez, Paulino Perez and Juan Carlos Perez.
The family will be receiving condolences on Wednesday evening, February 23, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd.; where a Vigil for the Deceased and Rosary will commence at 7 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday morning, February 24, 2021 departing at 10:30 a.m. from Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels to Holy Redeemer Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m.
Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the family plot of the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
You may express your condolences, share your favorite memories, and sign the guestbook online at: www.joejacksonfuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, Texas 78041; (956)722-8850.