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Robert “Bob” J Perro Sr. peacefully passed away at home in Lincoln CA, on February 9, 2023. He was 74 years old. Bob was born on March 28, 1948 to Anthony “Shorty” Perro and Florence Morrison (nee Jackamonis) in Burlington City, New Jersey. Bob has two sisters Toni Jean Perro (Ferol Howell) and Judy Perro-Halstead. Bob is also survived by his wife of 40 years Laurie Perro (nee Leavitt), his 4 children Robert J Perro Jr. (Danielle), Marcella Perro, Kacie Rogan (Brian), and Tara Perro. Bob is also survived by his 8 grandchildren Devin, Rashad, Javon, Rae, Donato, Kellen, Kristen, Connor, and has a baby girl grandchild on the way, and his great-grandchild “Lil Dev”. He is uncle to numerous nieces and nephews, and cousin to many as well. Friend to an immeasurable amount, his presence will surely be missed.
Bob graduated from Burlington City High School, class of 1966. After graduation Bob would go on to serve his country in the Air Force (1966-1970) in Viet Nam (1969-1970) and was honorably discharged in late 1970. Bob would move to California in 1976 where he would live for the rest of his life. Over the years Bob was a successful tech support engineer with GTE, OCTEL, Cisco Systems in the heart of the Silicon Valley San Jose, CA. Bob would also spend 5 years (1980 to 1984) as a youth football coach for OGFY in south San Jose. He was a winning and championship coach. Bob would one day start his own blues band, Diamond Bob and the Alley Sneakers, that played at many venues in San Jose and Lincoln CA. Many of the young men he coached stayed in contact with him over the years and still called him coach. Bob was most passionate about helping his fellow veterans, especially those who served in Viet Nam, get their benefits. Bob would forge new friendships by helping deserving veterans get those benefits that they thought they would never get. He never asked for anything in return, only a thank you. His passion to help veterans arose from his own battles with the effects of Agent Orange. Bob loved his friends and family deeply and he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
There will be two services for Bob, one in Lincoln CA and one in Burlington NJ and the information is listed below:
Lincoln CA services:
Funeral Service will be on Friday March 10, 2023 12 Noon at the Lincoln Funeral Home located at 406 H Street Lincoln CA 95648 followed by a celebration of life the same date at the Lincoln Veterans Hall located at 541 5th Street Lincoln Ca 95648.
Burlington NJ services:
Celebration of life at Pages Funeral Home on Saturday March 18, 2023 from 9:30 am to 12 pm. A prayer service will begin at 12 Noon. There will be a Life Celebration luncheon at the Roma Club located at 739 Lincoln Ave Burlington NJ 08016 from 1 pm to 4 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to the Wounded Warrior Project which helps badly wounded veterans. www.woundedwarriorproject.org or PO Box 750516, Topeka, KS 66675.