Martin Perez-Santos (1934 - 2012)



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Martin Perez Santos was legally married to Dominga Valentin-Perez for 52 years. They had a lovely family with 2 daughters by the names of Jean and Maricel. He died in may 2012 and his wife Dominga died on July 2012. They are both up in heaven hand-in-hand sharing in God's grace. Martin Perez-Santos passed away May 29,,2012) in "el Districto de San Juan Puerto Rico a United States of America Territory at a Veterans Administration Hospital. .
He was born on May 18, 1935 in Culebra Puerto Rico. Son of the late Martin Perez Yamaha and the late Geralda Santos of Spanish and Mulato descendants.
Mr. Perez-Santos is survived by his daughters Maricel and Jean and a son he has in Culebra, P.R.. His only legal wife, Dominga Valentin de Perez; also deceased in July, 2012. He is also preceded by his brothers Francisco Perez-Santos and Luis Perez-Santos, also his sisters Mercedes, Susana, a a third sister that lives in he America Virgin Islands.
Mr. Perez Santos made a military career in the United States army where he was a Sergeant stationed in Germany where he was well liked by his superiors, colleagues and natives of the German Town where he was stationed. He worked as a shipping foreman supervisor for Malabe Shipping company in Brooklyn, NY. He was also considered a "Brooklynite" and true Puerto Rican New Yorker, so was his wife Dominga Perez.. He was a longtime member of the Culebra Softball Social Club, and he played professional Softball when he was a teenager. He was going to be singed into the professional leagues but he decided to join the army at the age of 17. He was a great cook often cooking some great delicious Lobster dishes. Martin had two beloved pet dogs, Whitey and Bodie. He was proud to be a Puerto Rican and an American.
Friends where invited to pay their respects and farewell in he celebration of his life where he was laid to rest until the coming of our lord and savior Jesus Christ at the "Cementerio Nacional" in Santurce, Puerto Rico.

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at Iglesia de Culebra, in Puerto Rico County, Culebra Puerto Rico



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Puerto Rico National Cemetery Section Q Site 916, #50 Avenida Cementerio Nacional, in Bayamon, Pr


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Father: Martin Perez Yamaha

Wife: Dominga Perez Valentin


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Shipping Manager


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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: CPL
Wars/Conflicts: Korea

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puerto rican and japanesse


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1934 - In the year that Martin Perez-Santos was born, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

1936 - By the time he was merely 2 years old, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

1955 - Martin was 21 years old when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

1980 - When he was 46 years old, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

1983 - Martin was 49 years old when "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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Martin Perez-Santos died on May 29, 2012 at age 78. No cause of death has been listed. He was buried in Puerto Rico National Cemetery Section Q Site 916, Bayamon, Pr. He was born on May 18, 1934. He was born to Martin Perez Yamaha, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. Martin married Dominga Perez Valentin.


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he was an officer and a gentlemen loving husband and father a true hero
Aug 13, 2014 · Reply
Martin's spouse was Mrs. Dominga Valentin-Perez. She was an exceptional person, wife, mother, friend and poet. Had a beautiful singing voice, and made Martin Perez the happiest, most wonderful wife in the world.
May 05, 2016 · Reply
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