Reinaldo “Ray” M. Perez, age 64 of East Chicago, IN was called home on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at St. Catherine Hospital. He is survived by three loving children: Treva, Carlos (Mary) and Ray, Jr.; 6 grandchildren; siblings: Carmelo (Clotilde), Margarita Arona, Saturnino Jr. (Janine), Luz (Aladdin) Martinez, Angel (Kathy), Rosemary (John) Martinez, Richard (Claudia), Emily (Jose) Marcano, David (Lissette), Ivan, and Arturo (Dialma); numerous nieces, nephews and family. Preceded in death by his beloved parents, Saturnino and Martina (Gonzalez) Perez; sibings: Carlos, Anival “Al”, Gloria (Ruperto) Favela, Alfredo (Freddy), and Jose “Joe”.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 10:00 am at the FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN with Pastor Robert Johnson officiating. Burial to follow at St. John Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Visitation at the FIFE FUNERAL HOME will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, April 15, 2022 and from 9:00 am to 10:00 am Saturday morning.
Ray retired from the City of East Chicago Street Department. He enjoyed listening to Salsa music and playing along with his instruments. Ray will be deeply missed. To share an online condolence, logon to www.fifefuneralhome.com