Benjamin Perez Jr., 59, passed away peacefully on Sunday December 23, 2012 surrounded by his family, and hand in hand with his loving wife, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Ben was an amazingly kind and patient gentleman with a beautiful spirit who was loved by all who knew him.
He was born July 22, 1953 in Maxwell, Texas to Benjamin & Rosalvina Perez. He married Toni Gonzalez January 9, 1998 in San Marcos, Texas. He worked at US Foods for 22 years.
He is survived by his dedicated wife, Toni Perez; Siblings Victor Perez, Rosa Serrato, Luisa Davila, Gloria McCain and Hope Gamez; Children Benjamin Cruz Perez and Stephanie Mendez; Stepchildren Allen & Cheryl Espinoza, Jodi & Manuel Aguilar, and Jennifer & Johnny Pina Jr., 25 Grandchildren and two Great Granddaughters.
Ben is preceded in death by his parents and by Step Grandson Elijah "Bobo" Espinoza.
A Rosary will be recited on Thursday Dec. 27 at 6:45 P.M. at Thomason Funeral Home in San Marcos, Texas. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday Dec. 28 at 10 A.M. at St. John's Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Memory Lawn in Martindale, Texas.
Special recognition to Elyssa Espinoza Castillon, Albert "Trey" Moreno III and Christian Turnini for their unconditional love and dedication to their "Paw" Ben.
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
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Funeral arrangements entrusted to Thomason Funeral Home, 2001 Old Ranch Road 12, San Marcos, Texas. (512) 396-2300.