(US Army, Ret.) LTC Adolph "Al" Perez

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Funeral Mass for LTC Adolph "Al" Perez (US Army, Ret.), 86, will be at 2 p.m. Monday, December 30, 2013, at the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Jacksonville, with Father James Macey officiating. LTC Perez is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jeanne Kilgore Perez; a daughter, Elaine Swinehart and her husband, Richard; a son, Matt Perez; grandchildren, Timothy and Anna Swinehart and a brother, Marc Perez and his family. LTC Perez was born in Bayonne, N.J., on October 6, 1927. He graduated from Pennsylvania Military College and later earned his Master's degree in Chemistry from Rutgers University. He was a 22 year veteran of the U.S. Army and served at many duty stations including Germany during the Cold War, the Panama Canal Zone Tropic Test Center and Camp Casey Korea toward the end of the Vietnam War. He finished his military career at Fort McClellan where he taught and supervised the advanced class at the U.S. Army Chemical School specializing in nuclear, biological and chemical warfare. He was the ranking chemical officer on the General's staff for the 7th Infantry Division. He later retired from his second career as a Realtor and owner of Perez Realty and served as president of Calhoun County Board of Realtors. After retirement, he enjoyed gardening, nature, helping his family and serving his local parish and friends. He was in the Knights of Columbus. A true American, Al was a quiet, humble man who strongly supported the Catholic faith, conservative values and family life. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, please make donations as need to Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21297-0303 or the Knights of Columbus, Council 13513 at St. Charles Catholic Church in Jacksonville, Alabama. Online condolences to the family at www.klbrownfuneralhome.com. K.L. Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Center 322 Nisbet St., N.W. Jacksonville, AL 36265 256-435-7042
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Published in The Anniston Star on Dec. 29, 2013
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