John
John Anthony "J.P." Perello passed away at the age of 66 at his Hawthorne home on Wednesday, December 17, 2008. JP was a 20 year dedicated City of Hawthorne employee. JP was a Vietnam Veteran and was given an honorable discharge from the US Army in 1970. He loved restoring classic cars, hunting, fishing, and spending vacations in Bishop, CA. He is survived by son, Timothy and daughter, Christy Perello. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfonso and Evelyn Perello. A memorial service is planned for Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 1pm at the Hawthorne Memorial Center: 3901 El Segundo Blvd., Hawthorne. Interment will be private.

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  1. I am very sad and stunned to hear the news about JP. I worked with JP for many years and on many projects, he was a great guy and always treated everyone equal. My condolences go out to JP€™s family and you will be in my prayers. Doug Velez Golden State Water Company I Water

  2. Dear Family – John was a very friendly young man in our high school days….lots of people liked him. I tried, through the years, to get him to come to a class reunion, and I believe because of an accident, he had forgotten his classmates…but we all remember him…and I just wanted you to know that it will have been 50 years since we graduated and many of our classmates are passing on…and his memory will be cherished by his classmates, too. I am so sorry for your loss…he was too young. Sincerely, Diane Deal Tollefson Inglewood High School Class of 1960

  3. I worked with JP for over 20 years hand and hand with all the street construction problems and he was always there with a smile on his face and a hand out to help. JP you will be missed by HPD….

  4. John Helped me to get a start in my career as an electrician. I worked for him and Larry Adams intil I moved to Sacramento in 1982. I will always remember his sense of humor and his love for Jesus.

  5. My heart was crushed when I heard of John€™s death. I knew him prior to his accident; I was in one of his and Barbara€™s youth groups, at Culver City Foursquare Church. I had lost contact with them but reconnected with Barbara about 10 years ago. I have heard many stories about what a wonderful husband and father John was. I wish John knew how many people cared for him and prayed for his wellbeing, healing, prosperity and reconciliation with his family. We rejoiced in answered prayers when John and Christy began a new relationship over a year ago. We had hoped for much more time but trust God is in control and that John is at peace with Him now.

  6. IT WAS A HEART BREAKING WHEN THEY TOLD US THAT JP HAD PASSED AWAY. WE KNEW JP FOR ABOUT 12 YEAR. HE ALWAYS HAD A BIG SMILE AND WAS A GOOD FRIENDS TO ALL OF US AND WAS A GOOD LANDLORD. WE THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING. HE WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS AND MINDS. MAY HE REST IN PEACE. GOD BLESS LOVE MARTHA & FAMILY USQUIANO

  7. To my Christian friend, A man’s man. A man who didnt let his darkness become his light. A real soldier and servant that did his job well. A man that didnt mind giving that hidden treasure of his heart. I just want to say thank you for the jokes, they got me through the day, I’ll miss that smile. Thank you, for the times that i sat in your home, for the times that I sat in your office, and jared your memory from past to present. What a wonderful character,a man that was the same way everyday. Much love and respect to you. You have touched so many peoples lives. You’ll be remembered by many as the guy with the big hat and long coat. Thank you for your love. This is the true vine and spirit of God’s love. Thank you, so much for the gift you gave. In Christ name.

  8. The members of the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) will miss John’s contributions to our organization. We all hope that happy memories will sustain John’s family and friends through this difficult time.

  9. John, was an honor to have known you from our time in elementry school and riding to school,grad-night we had doubled on and then years later attending your graduation @ Life Bible college? You will be missed.Rest in peace.

  10. JOHN, I LOOK INTO THE FACE OF A STRANGER WHO HAS YOUR NAME.. MUCH LIKE IT MUST HAVE BEEN FOR YOU SO MANY YEARS AGO. YOU LOOKED INTO ALL OUR FACES WHO KNEW YOU SO WELL, AND WE WERE STRANGERS TO YOU.. MY HEART ACHED THE DAY I HEARD YOU HAD DIED. AGAIN, HOW STRANGE AS WE HAVE HAD NO CONTACT SINCE SHORTLY AFTER YOUR ACCIDENT.. YOU WENT ON TO A NEW LIFE AND WE STAYED STUCK IN THE MEMORY OF THE BELOVED JOHN THAT HAD SHARED OUR LIVES FOR SO MANY YEARS. WE LOST YOU YEARS AGO, SO WHY SHOULD I GRIEVE YOUR LOSS SO MUCH TODAY? I GUESS IT SAYS A LOT ABOUT THE MAN YOU WERE AND THE LASTING IMPACT YOU HAD ON OUR LIVES.. I PRAY YOU ARE TALKING TO JESUS TODAY AND HE IS ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS YOU MUST HAVE HAD ALL THESE YEARS.. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE, AND I PRAY WE WILL ONCE AGAIN MEET IN HEAVEN AND YOU WILL KNOW US ALL BY NAME.. LOVE, MIKIE

  11. It has been an honor being your friend, your brother, and co-worker. Say, “Hello” to Cliff and Mike and save me a rock at the fishing hole.

  12. John I was never able to see you after your accident. Therefore, I remember only the times of my youth in which you helped to guide me. The trip we made from Bible College in Echo Park to St. John€™s Medical Center in Santa Monica, as you were passing kidney stones is one moment I’ll never forget. Probably one of the greater moments was when you helped me see I have much to offer and that Gods grace flows through those that yield to Him. Things I knew but you brought back to reality. Thanks John

  13. I have known J.P. for almost 15 yrs and I’ve dealt with him on several occasions. He was a very inspiring and helpful individual. He will truly be missed. My condolences to his friends and family.

  14. John Anthony Francis Perello, I remember when he got the Francis name at the Catholic Church. John’s mom use to drive the two of us to school almost every day for two years (Crozier Jr. H.S) John and I were good friends but as we grew up we separated. I’ve always considered John one of my best friends. Glad I finally found you John…would like to have had it happen sooner. RIP, Wayne

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