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Roly Perez

Rolando ‘Roly’ Perez passed away July 25, 2020, at the age of 82. He was born April 17, 1938, to Alfonso (Poncho) Perez and Rosa (Guati) Lara Perez in Clifton, Arizona. He was the third of four siblings; Chito, Rosie and Danny. Our Special Olympian brought much happiness to us all. He was much loved, and his family was dedicated to meet all his needs to give him a safe abundant happy life. He participated in numerous Special Olympic events, even the International Special Olympics in New York. He attended the program in Clifton for those with special needs for over 30 years-it served him well! He was cared for at Haven of Safford since 2008. He loved it there and wouldn’t consider living elsewhere. Roly is predeceased by: his mom, dad and brothers. He is survived by: his sister, Rosie; sister-in-law, Rosemary; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. A celebration of life in his honor will be conducted when Covid-19 is under control. Many thanks to all who have reached out to us in our time of sorrow. Roly will be truly missed but memories are forever.

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Felix & Deborah Macias, Vivian Romero sent a virtual gift in memory of Roly Perez

Felix & Deborah Macias, Vivian Romero Sep 2 2020 12:00 AM

Uncle Roly taught me to carve wood and about wood working. Now, because of his inspiration, I teach wood working to high school special needs students. I love you Uncle Roly, thank you for making me a better person. Pat

Patrick Perez Aug 4 2020 12:00 AM

So many good times Hondo! Taking you go cart racing or going to the drive-in with Gilbert and Manny and watching (wink wink) kids movies. We always had a blast playing basketball in the backyard with my Dad. Even taking you to hang out with my high school friends every now and then. I know when Denise and I came to see you at Christmas a year and a half ago, you were just pretending to be asleep! You knew we were there. Give grandma and grandpa a big hug and a kiss from me. Tell uncle puppy and uncle danny I think of them all the time. Go find my dad on the golf course. I am sure he needs a caddy! I love you HONDO. Thanks for the wonderful memories. John Eric

john rodriguez Aug 4 2020 12:00 AM

Uncle Roly taught me to carve wood and about wood working. Now, because of his inspiration, I teach wood working to high school special needs students. I love you Uncle Roly, thank you for making me a better person. Pat

Patrick Perez Aug 4 2020 12:00 AM

Very saddened to find out about Uncle Rolys passing. I am comforted with the knowledge that he is now at peace with my Papa & Uncle Danny. My thoughts and prayers are with you family in this trying time.

Ali Marie Aug 4 2020 12:00 AM

Very saddened to find out about Uncle Rolys passing. I am comforted with the knowledge that he is now at peace with my Papa & Uncle Danny. My thoughts and prayers are with you family in this trying time.

Ali Marie Aug 4 2020 12:00 AM

So many good times Hondo! Taking you go cart racing or going to the drive-in with Gilbert and Manny and watching (wink wink) kids movies. We always had a blast playing basketball in the backyard with my Dad. Even taking you to hang out with my high school friends every now and then. I know when Denise and I came to see you at Christmas a year and a half ago, you were just pretending to be asleep! You knew we were there. Give grandma and grandpa a big hug and a kiss from me. Tell uncle puppy and uncle danny I think of them all the time. Go find my dad on the golf course. I am sure he needs a caddy! I love you HONDO. Thanks for the wonderful memories. John Eric

john rodriguez Aug 4 2020 12:00 AM