Charles L. Perez III
1988 - 2018
On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, Charles L. Perez III "Chaz" lost his battle with heroin addiction.

Chaz was the beloved and only child of both of his surviving parents, Charles L. Perez Jr. and Melissa McClay Reiser.

Chaz was born in Wilkes-Barre on April 26, 1988. He attended Elmer L. Meyers High School and Wilkes-Barre Vo-Tech. Chaz was very proud of his accomplishment of his GED that he received as a young adult. Most recently, Chaz was employed by Keyco Warehouse.

Chaz had an infectious laugh and smile, coupled with a devilish and well-developed sense of humor. These attributes will be missed most by all those who knew and loved him.

Chaz will be greatly missed by his parents; beloved son, Colby Perez; stepmother, Margie Perez; paternal grandparents, Charles L. and Mary Lou Perez; maternal grandparents, Joseph and Anne Farrell; stepbrother, Tyler Stobodzian; stepsister, Jillian Stobodzian; aunts and uncles, Mary Lou Perez-Zerfoss and Frank, Robb McClay and Jessica, and Joseph Farrell and Dawn; cousins, including Jocelyn Zerfoss, Catherine Naessig, Cassandra McClay, Paige Quick, Robb McClay, Millie Farrell and Quinn Farrell; and other family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to a trust fund established for Colby Perez. Please make checks payable to Mary Lou Zerfoss, trust administrator, and send to 9 S. Welles St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at McLaughlin's, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Private interment will be at the convenience of the family.

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"God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference."
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Published by Citizens Voice on Apr. 28, 2018.
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My dearest cousins,
my heart breaks for you and know you are in my thoughts & prayers. I know Aunt Alice & Uncle Dek were there to greet him with open arms.
Rest in peace Chuck, may your soul be at peace.
Love you guys,
Colleen, boys Aunt Barn & Uncle Bill
Colleen Mounteer
May 2, 2018
Dear Perez family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to the entire family along with our thoughts, prayers and Love. May the good Lord guide you and comfort you through this very difficult time.
The Nagle family
April 29, 2018
donna rogers
April 29, 2018
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
donna rogers
April 29, 2018
dear perez family.i didnt know chaz but i work with his uncle joe farrell.i recently lost my nephew due to addiction.its been the hardest thing i ever had to go through in my life and i know the pain your feeling.just know that he is at peace and doesnt have to struggle with this awful disease thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.if you need anything joe knows how to get in touch with me
thomas promovitz
April 29, 2018
Feel for you.
Mustafa Sav
April 29, 2018
Sending thoughts and prayers. Melissa, we all may have our differences but we love you always!!!! Love, Sean and Chrissy Boyle.
Chrissy and Sean Boyle
April 28, 2018
Please accept my condolences. Please know that the God of comfort feels your pain and sorrow. He actually provides something better to look forward to. Jeremiah 29:11 specifically tells us God wants to give us a peaceful "future and hope." He promises in the near future all the pain and sorrow you are experiencing about your loss will be gone and we will be able to enjoy perfect life with all our loved ones.*
April 28, 2018
he was a kind and polite kid he always called me Mr streussnig rip chucky
John streussnig
April 28, 2018
Dear Perez family, I am sorry for your loss.
Joseph Baratta
April 28, 2018
I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Meg McElwee Endress
April 28, 2018
To the family of Charles Perez,

I'm very sorry for your loss. I have family and friends that have been lost to their addictions. It's the saddest thing to go through. Although I didn't know Chaz, I'm sorry for the loss of him. May he live on through his son. Take comfort knowing he is at peace now.
J. R.
April 28, 2018
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Jeri Joyce
April 28, 2018
Dear Perez Family- I am so sorry for your loss. May God heal your hearts.

God Bless
Denise Antall Allen
April 28, 2018