On Thursday, March 5, 2020, Peter Matthew Perez, loving partner, son, brother, and uncle, passed away at the age of 31 in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York.
Peter was born on January 26, 1989 in Brooklyn, New York to Robin Winstead and Eddie Perez. Peter attended school and was raised in Kensington by his mother Robin, and his dad John Cruz, alongside his loving siblings Michael and Jackie.
Peter’s love for fashion led him to become an expert in visual merchandising and sales, gaining him many years of experience working in retail. Peter most recently decided to pursue his passion to work with animals, and was a dog handler, bringing much joy to both him and the animals he worked with.
Peter’s favorite pastimes were playing Dungeons and Dragons, Magic the Gathering, and Pokémon Go with beloved friends and family. He was an avid collector of comic book and anime memorabilia, and had an extensive collection of DC and Marvel action figures. Peter loved frequenting piano bars, and could often be found singing karaoke, brightening the room with his infectious personality. He will always be remembered for his illuminating smile, his sentimental nature, and his uplifting demeanor.
Peter is survived by his partner, Judd, his loving fur babies Tucker and Oliver, mother Robin, father Eddie, brother Michael, sister Jackie, sister-in-law Donna, nieces Vivian and Abigail, nephews Nicholas and Michael, Aunt Tina, Uncle Joe, cousin Tessa, several other aunts, uncles, cousins, and many loving friends.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the Daniel J. Schaefer Funeral Home from 2pm-9pm. Flowers or donations may be sent to 4123 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232.
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