Gilbert Estrella Perez Sr. passed away December 4, 2021 at age of 96. A devout Catholic he was born in Buckeye, Arizona on November 17, 1925.
He is survived by his sons; Gilbert E. Perez Jr, George Perez, daughters; Estela Walthers, Emerlinda J. Perez, brothers; Mike Perez, Joe Perez, 16 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years; Clotilde J. Perez.
A Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 16, 2021 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM with a Rosary at 6:00 PM at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. The Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Saint Mary’s Basilica, 231 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix and can be viewed on this link: https://youtube.com/channel/UC3N-NkNQk-zQ2xAS86FCxoQ. Interment to follow at St. Francis Cemetery.
Due to resent events a Celebration of Life Luncheon will not be held following the services.