(Extensions of Remarks - September 13, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1525]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                        HONORING ALBERT PERISHO


                            HON. JANICE HAHN

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, September 13, 2012

  Ms. HAHN. Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor Albert Perisho, who passed 
away at home peacefully on August 2012. Albert was born September 9, 
1931 in Long Beach, California. Al graduated from Banning High School 
in 1949 and then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps to serve in 
the Korean conflict. He met the love of his life, Myrt Van Meter, while 
working in Long Beach. Al and Myrt were married 59 years. In 1954, he 
became a member of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. He 
served there until he retired in 1994. He was elected for 4 terms as 
President for Local 63 and 2 \1/2\ terms as Secretary Treasurer.
  While retired, he stayed active with the Southern California 
Pensioners Club and served as President. Al was recognized as Man of 
the Year by the City of Los Alamitos, the Los Angeles Long Beach 
Harbor, and the ILWU Southern California Pensioners Club. He was also a 
volunteer with the Red Cross disaster relief.
  Al loved fishing in the High Sierras and had a great sense of humor. 
He was the kind of friend everyone wanted. He was a loving husband, 
father, grandfather, and brother. He is survived by his wife, Myrt; 
daughter, Cheri Phillips; son in law, Bill Phillips; son, Terry 
Perisho; daughter in law, Candy Perisho; son, Jack Perisho; daughter in 
law, Vanetta Perisho; grandchildren, Shaun, Christy, Jake, and Jacquie; 
and his brother, Tom Harvey. He was loved by all and will be missed