Lt. Vincent A. Perez S.F.F.D. Passed away in the line of duty June 2, 2011 in his native San Francisco at the age of 48. Adored son of Irene Aceves Perez and the late Vincent Garcia Perez; loving brother of Lucio Aceves Perez, Maryleen Aceves Perez, Alexander Aceves Perez, and the late David Aceves Perez; cherished nephew of Manuel, Bernabe Alicia and Yolanda Aceves and Hildelisa Perez; loving uncle to Veronica Perez Maloa-Taulealo, Christina Perez Riley, Alisa, Dianna, Alexis, Whitney, and Nataly Perez and great-uncle to Lillymarie Perez, Jasmin and Levi Maloa-Taulealo, and Josia David Perez Riley, loving cousin of Marta Royo, Monica and Rafael Gallardo. Vince grew up in Bernal Heights in the City and remained loyal and close to the friends he grew up with. He graduated from St. Charles Elementary School and Archbishop Riordan High School, Class of 1981. Vince had a great sense of humor, loved restoring vintage cars and cruising his classics down Mission Street in the City. He served his Country in the U.S. Marine Corp. Vince was previously a Deputy Sheriff in Alameda County and entered the S.F.F.D. in 1990. Vince was currently stationed at Engine 26. He was a member of the San Francisco Fire Fighters Local #798. Vince's family wishes to thank the City of San Francisco, the SFFD and SFPD for their outpouring of love and support during this difficult time. Friends may visit after 5:00pm and are invited to attend a Vigil Service Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 7:00pm at St. Mary's Cathedral, 1111 Gough St (& Geary Blvd.) San Francisco. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, June 10th at 12:30pm at St. Mary's Cathedral. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations to the San Francisco Fire Credit Union in Memory of Vince Perez, 3201 California St., S.F., 94118. Online Condolences at duggansserra.com.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle from June 7 to June 9, 2011