Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 47 / 23 November 2017

Juan Perez IV


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September 3, 1971 – October 23, 2017

Juan Perez IV, 46, was the oldest of three boys and two sisters. He was from Corpus Christi, Texas. He left home when he was young, shortly after high school, and spent several years in a relationship in Texas. He lost a partner to a disease when he was in his early 20s. Then he moved to San Francisco.

He was an awesome friend. He was truly an awesome friend. A good friend. A very loving gay man.

Honestly, I can't tell you how he got here, and/or how he first found the party scene in San Francisco. However, it took a toll on his body. About 2013, he was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension.

He was so much more than what took his life. A special man who loved to cook and loved the simple things in life. He would hardly ever turn a friend away. He is survived by his family in Texas and his even larger family here in San Francisco (you know who you are). I will miss you the most of all. We love you and miss you, Juan. You left much too early. But you changed our hearts.

A memorial service for Juan is scheduled for December 2 at 5 p.m. at the Old Mission Church, at Dolores and 16th streets, next to Mission Dolores Basilica.

Call Brian at (415) 685-1232 for details. We will go to dinner afterward.




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