Daniel Perez Jr. Daniel Perez Jr. of Buda, Texas passed on September 10, 2013 at the age of 78. He fought a courageous battle with many medical issues. He was born in Del Rio, Texas to Daniel & Bertha Perez. He attended Sacred Heart Academy and St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX. He enlisted in the Air Force and honorably served our country for 23 years. He fought in the Vietnam War where he flew B52s as a radar technician. He met the love of his life Irene Vasquez Perez and were married for 57 years. He is survived by his spouse Irene and four children David Perez and spouse Katrina of Santa Barbara, Daniel Perez of Atlanta, Rebecca Perez Alvarado and spouse David of Austin, Tina Perez Rodriguez of Austin; 8 grandchildren Kristina, Joey, Alyssa Alvarado; Stephanie, Ricky, Andrew Rodriguez; Madeline, Nicholas Perez and 1 great-grandchild Lily Rodriguez. Recitation of Holy Rosary 6:00 p.m., Sunday at the Mission Funeral Home Serenity Chapel 6204 South First Street. (South). Mr. Perez will Lie in State at 9:00 a.m. Monday at Santa Cruz Catholic Church 1100 Main Street Buda, TX. 78610. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 a.m., Monday at Santa Cruz Catholic Church Interment will take place at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
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Published in Austin American-Statesman on Sept. 13, 2013