I am retired Superior Court Judge. I always valued Juan's commitment to help economically challenged litigants,especially in family law. He was a great asset, helping as a judge pro tem with Spanish speaking parties. His calm, respectful presence will be missed.
I am sorry to learn of the passing of Juan. He had been a fixture at the YMCA in Tucson for decades. I will his presence there.
May God's grace and peace comfort you all at the loss of Juan. He was such a beautiful spirit to be around. He believed he was duty bound and he fullfilled that desire in helping others.
God bless you all in the days and weeks to come. May the memories fill your hearts with joy and laughter that celebrates his life.
Juan was a great friend of mine for many years and we would see each other at the Y every day at lunchtime. He was always thrilled to talk about any Michigan college sports! Juan had so many friends in Tucson. We also talked about bike riding a lot, he played basketball and rode the stationary bike nearly everyday, with one exception- his weekly racquetball match with Mike. Prayers to your family from myself and Juan's hundreds of friends here in Tucson. We are all heartbroken.
Juan was one of those people who touch your life and make you remember what is important: friendship, having a little fun every day, and easy laughter. We will all miss our friend Juan, running into him on his way to the Y, sharing a drink, or just talking sports. I am privileged to have known him.
My deepest condolences to the family of my good friend Juan. I had the pleasure of meeting Juan over 25 years ago through our local YMCA . Along the way Juan was able to take us kids under his wing and guide us in the right direction. There was a period of time where his guidance and knowledge on life allowed me to get through a tough situation I was in. He always had a smile on his face and a positive outlook in life. Mr.Michigan....I always wanted Juan on my team when we played pick up at the Y because he knew the game and he had that little jumper that many would underestimate. Like I used to tell him “let me draw two and you pop and shoot”. Game over ..Next up .... I’m going to miss you Juan but I will never forget you ...you are one of my YMCA legends....Frank Urbina
My heartfelt condolences to the
Perez Family. I was shocked and saddened to hear of Juan’s passing. I worked for Juan for many years. I always admired how much he truly cared about each and every client. I remember how much he looked forward to his holiday trip to “Michoacán” aka Michigan! As Juan’s life journey continues in the presence of the Lord, I am grateful that I had a chance to know him on his journey here on earth. God Bless you Juan!
It is not easy condensing a good 50 years of close friendship into a neat little message. John/Juan became a friend when this gangly 16 year old was trying to find his way around a brand new town after coming from the”Big City” as a sophomore in High School. It was my opinion that John knew a lot about this town. Maybe that knowledge came from a tight knit family unit under the tutelage of Albino y Elvira, who seemed to be involved with a little bit of everything around this what seemed to be a small town. Maybe it was because his large family had already made some indelible marks about town and he simply absorbed their experiences. Or maybe it was just that John was a welcoming presence and his curiosity for this new specimen intrigued him. Whatever it was, John became a gold mine for me. He, and I along with other long term and close friends experienced just about every situation (learning and otherwise) a teenager can experience. And it was the kind of friendship that one can never forget. I join in the sadness of the Pérez family and friends. Let us allow his memories to stay with us always to keep his spirit alive.
Our condolences to Juan's family: RIP Juan: may the Angel of everlasting peace sweep you under its wing for all eternity; you are a man of substance who persevered to become a compassionate lawyer, which is rare, and will be missed by friend and foe alike. I had the pleasure of knowing you since law school and was always impressed by you wide ranging knowledge. You will be missed.
randy lopez and family
I offer my sincere condolences to Juan's family for this tragic loss. His passing comes as a shock to all who knew him and we will miss a gentlemen lawyer who practiced his profession in the manner in which the practice of law should be practiced, as a profession. He brought to his practice of law not only professionalism, but honesty and integrity and an honest desire to help make the world around him a better place. His mere presence in that world truly made it a better place for all around him. His passing is not only a true loss to the legal profession but moreso to all who were fortunate enough to have known him. May he rest in peace and his memory eternal.
We would like to send loving thoughts and prayers to the Perez family. So many have such fond memories of Juan, which says a lot of the kind of person he will be remembered as. May he RIP.
I'm so sorry to hear of Juan's passing. Juan was a fun loving person that will be missed by many. May God wrap his loving arms around the family at this difficult time. R.I.P. my friend.
RiP Juan. Your kind heart and presence will surely be missed at our family gatherings. God bless you in your eternal life and may your light shine forever. Our deep heart felt condolences to your family. Maria and Oscar
I read Juan’s obit with a heavy heart. Memories come flooding back. Our days at Adrian High....I am proud of the the man he become.
Please accept my condolences. Too soon. Too soon.
Like so many others in Tucson, I am shocked and sadden with the passing of our friend. Now, I join so many others in prayer for the comfort of Juan's friends and family. We have lost, too soon, a fine man.