Rito Perez passed away on May 2, 2013 at his home in King City, CA.
(All Services will be held at St. John's Catholic Church, King City)
A VISITATION will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2013.
A ROSARY will be held at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2013
A FUNERAL MASS will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
Burial will be at King City District Cemetery
Rito was born in Jalpa, Jalisco, Mexico on April 9, 1939.
Rito is survived by: his children, Imelda Ramirez (Hector Ramirez), Jose Luis Perez (Hilda Perez), Jesus Perez (Lori Ortiz), Anadelia Tejeda (Jaime Tejeda); his sisters, Esther, Irma and Maria; his brothers Ramon, Mario and Magdaleno; 15 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Sadly Rito was preceded in death by his wife Victoria Perez, his son Alberto Perez, his father Eduardo Perez, his mother Francisca Padilla, as well as his brothers Lorenzo Perez, Alfredo Perez, Atanasio Perez and sister Josefina Rodriguez.
He grew up in Jalpa until he enlisted in the Mexican military. He met his future wife when he was transferred to Tamazula, Jalisco. Rito and Victoria married in Tamazula and started their family there. They were married for 48 years upon her passing away. Upon immigrating to the United States, they lived in Santa Ana, CA where they added to their family. They eventually settled in King City, CA .
After trying his hand at many occupations, he started his own business. El Rey Catering provided delicious Mexican meals to many, from field workers to the weekly visitors at the King City Flea Market.
After health issues slowed him down, he retired to enjoy his life at a slower pace. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and cooking for them. He spent his days caring for his animals and being outdoors.
Rito was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in King City where he participated in their weekly prayer group. As his health deteriorated, he still managed to beat cancer and enjoy his life.
As he has joined other loved ones in heaven, we just want to say, “We love you Pa!”