Tragic news for the family of Mario Perez — Fwd: Please Share Statement and Photo Widely/ Por Favor Compartan La Declaracion y Foto Con Todos

Dear HIV DATF members,

Please keep Mario Perez, the Director of DHSP (The Division of HIV and STD Programs), in your hearts; he is dealing with the tragic loss of his family members.  It is with much sadness that I share that Jorge Perez, a brother of our friend Mario Perez along with his pregnant wife were killed last week by a drunk driver.

Joint Statement From the Perez and Castilla/Corral Families

The Pérez and Castilla families are deeply saddened and shaken by the loss of Jorge Alberto Pérez, his wife Beatriz Castilla Pérez and their unborn son Alberto Geremias Pérez.  While we painfully recognize that our lives will never be the same, we are heartened by the tremendous outpouring of support, love, thoughts and prayers by family, friends, coworkers and the Los Angeles community. We are grateful to the good Samaritans and many first responders to the horrific accident scene who made attempts to help them.  The viewing will be held at Guerra and Gutierrez Mortuary at 5800 E. Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 5:00 PM.  The Mass will be held at Saint Benedict’s Church at 1022 W. Cleveland Ave in Montebello on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 10:30 AM.  The burial will immediately follow the Mass at Rose Hills Memorial Park.

Declaracion Por Parte de Las Familias Perez y Castilla/Corral

Las Familias Pérez y Castilla/Corral estan profundamente entristecidas por la perdida de Jorge Alberto Pérez, su esposa Beatriz Castilla Pérez, y su hijo por nacer Alberto Geremias Pérez. Mientras acceptamos con dolor que nuestras vidas no volveran a ser las mismas, agradecemos de todo corazon el inmenso apoyo, amor, pensamientos, y oraciones de parte de familiares, amigos, compañeros de trabajo, y la comunidad de Los Angeles. Agredecemos a los buenos Samaritanos y a los que primero respondieron a la escena del horrible accidente que hicieron el intento de ayudarlos.  El velorio we llevara acabo el Jueves, 16 de Agosto del 2012 en el mortuario Guerra Gutierrez (5800 E. Beverly Blvd. en Los Angeles) a las 5 de la tarde.  La Misa se llevara acabo el 17 de Agosto del 2012 en la Iglesia San Benedicto (1022 W. Cleveland Ave. en Montebello) a las 10:30 de la mañana.  El entierro se llevara acabo despues de la Misa en el Parque Memorial Rose Hills.

Tania Rodriguez

One thought on “Tragic news for the family of Mario Perez — Fwd: Please Share Statement and Photo Widely/ Por Favor Compartan La Declaracion y Foto Con Todos

  1. Georgia McElfresh says:

    omg… i’m sorry to hear this… i actully came across this site while looking for my half brother, Mario Perez, but it seems to be more of a common name than i realized. I have no idea where my brother is or if he’s even still alive, we have the same mother, but diffrent fathers…

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