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Bernard Perozzi

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Bernard Perozzi Obituary

Bernard Perozzi of Nicolaus California, passed away on January 10th, 2017 while in the loving care of his daughter Bonnie and son-in-law Steve.

Born July 20th 1925 in Vina, California, Bernard was the last surviving child of Paul and Annie Perozzi who immigrated from Switzerland. He grew up working on the Stanford Ranch with his family before serving his country on the front lines in Europe during WWII. He was awarded the Bronze Star for clearing a mine field while under artillery fire. He also survived the collapse of the Remagen Bridge over the Rhine River in Germany.

After returning home he married his highschool sweetheart Shirley Crawford and moved to Nicolaus CA to work on the dairy farm with his brother Leo and raise five children.

Bernard touched many lives during his time on our Earth. He was well known for his roadside fruit stand in Nicolaus and famous for his tomatoes. Anyone who knew Bernard well, knew that he got great enjoyment from helping other people, often times putting his own safety at risk helping a stranger in the middle of the night. He served in his church congregation at Fairview Community Church in Trowbridge where he was a member for over 65 years.

Bernard was preceded in death by his wife Shirley who shared a life together for over 65 years.

Bernard is survived by his Nicolaus family Bonnie and Steve and grandchildren Justin and Kaitlin. Bernard is also survived by two sons David and Ron of Oregon, daughters Nancy Baughman from Oceano, CA and Debra Winineger of Oklahoma. He had eight additional grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his two house cats, Crawford and Max, who were his constant companions.  

Bernard worked for Fowler Nursery for 40 years, retiring on his 86th birthday, and managed his own walnut orchards.

Bernard embodied the work ethic of his generation and continued working on his farm after retiring.

Please join us for a celebration of life for Bernard, 1:00 p.m. Sunday, January 15th, at St Andrew Presbyterian Church in Yuba City.

Memorials in Bernards honor can be made to the food closet at St Andrew Presbyterian Church or The Museum of the Forgotten Warriors in Linda.

His family would like to thank Sutter North Home Health Hospice Services for helping to make sure his last days were comfortable and peaceful.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Jan. 14 to Jan. 15, 2017
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