Donato Perez

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Perez, Donato Carrasco Age 83 of Dallas, TX, passed away December 8, 2012. He was born November 25, 1929 in Premont, TX to Antonia Carrasco & Tomas Perez. Don served in the Korean War and later graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He married Laura Gonzalez in 1953 and soon after moved to San Antonio, TX, where he worked as a Chemist for the Food and Drug Administration. Don & Laura ultimately moved to Dallas, TX, where he began his career working for the City of Dallas Water Department for more than 30 years. He was the assistant manager for the Southside Water Treatment facility upon his retirement. In 1995 Don & Laura moved to Rowlett, TX, and became members of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Rockwall, TX. He volunteered for the church and became an active member of the Knights of Columbus. Don served as Grand Knight for two years and was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family, both immediate and extended. Don is survived by his children: Linda Yater & husband Mark, Louis Perez & wife Vivian and Cynthia Allen & husband Brad; grandchildren: Sean, Scott and Nicholas Perez, Ryan Wise, Robert and Jonathan Allen, Adam and Alyssa Lowry and Justin and Lindsay Hopkins; great grandchildren: Grayson, Annie and Jake Hopkins; sister: Fane Garza & husband Felo; brothers: Rene and Tomas Perez; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years: Laura (Gonzalez) Perez; parents; brothers: Guate and Marinel Perez; and sister: Tina Perez. Funeral services will be held at 1:30pm, Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Sacred Heart Mausoleum Chapel, 3900 Rowlett Rd, Rowlett, TX 75088. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00pm, with a Rosary at 7:00pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Knights of Columbus Council#9337 Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 362, Rockwall, TX 75087.

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Published in Dallas Morning News from Dec. 11 to Dec. 12, 2012
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