ALBERT JOSEPH PEREZ On July 11, 2020 at the age of 82, Albert J. Perez passed away with his loving wife, Pattie, by his side in his home in Pahrump, from an aggressive form of bladder cancer. He was at peace. The loss of his love and vibrant personality is felt not only by his family, but friends and former colleagues all over the country. Albert was born July 7, 1938 to Mary & Rito Perez of Des Moines, Iowa and attended Dowling High School. In 1978, he met the love of his life, Pattie through mutual friends and their love affair is history. Together, they built a life that they loved with old friends, new friends and plenty of golf, travel, food, church and entertainment. Most importantly, he was a man of deep faith - a believer in the power of Christ and Everlasting Life. Albert was preceded in death by his parents, Mary & Rito, his brother Chico Perez and sister Rose Inman. He is survived by his "bride" of 42 years, Pattie (and their smart boy Blanci), his four children AJ Perez (wife Kim) of West Des Moines, IA, Kellie Bliss (husband Tony) of St Charles, IL, Kevin Perez (wife Lisa) of Iowa City, IA, Derek Perez of Iowa City, IA and his precious grandchildren Alexandra Perez, Emily Perez, Marie Bliss, Izaak Perez, Anthony Bliss, Olivia Perez, Elias "Bubba" Perez, Ryan Gamble, Henry Bliss, Julius Perez, and Rito Perez. Additionally, his siblings Rita "Scootie", Judy and Rito "Pepe" Perez of Des Moines and a couple dozen nieces and nephews. Albert will be deeply mourned by his family and his dear friends far and wide. We will celebrate Albert's Life with two Masses; one near his home and the other in his final resting place in Des Moines, Iowa. Services will be July 15, 2020 at 11 a.m. Pacific Time with a rosary beginning at 10:15. Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 781 Gamebird Rd. Pahrump, Nev. **If you are not family, please call the church to place your name on a reservation list so that we can ensure that we are not exceeding the occupancy limits. (775) 727-4044** In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Albert's most recent passion project: the Regina Caeli Parish Center Building Fund at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Pahrump.;
Published in Pahrump Valley Times on Jul. 15, 2020.