IN MEMORY OF ALBERT R. PERAZA; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 168
(Extensions of Remarks - October 23, 2019)

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                     IN MEMORY OF ALBERT R. PERAZA


                          HON. J. LUIS CORREA

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                      Wednesday, October 23, 2019

  Mr. CORREA. Madam Speaker, I rise today to celebrate the life of 
Albert R. Peraza. Mr. Peraza was my constituent and a prominent member 
of the community, whose passion in life service to the Anaheim 
community. His work in education impacted countless lives. On behalf of 
the community, I wish to thank him for his contributions.
  Mr. Peraza was born in 1933 in Jerome, Arizona. He began his 
professional career by receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Education at 
Northern Arizona University. After college, he moved to Anaheim, 
California and spent 19 years as an elementary school teacher. 
Furthering his own education, he received a master's degree in 
education from the California State University, Fullerton, and 
completed his post graduate work both in psychometry at California 
State University, Fullerton and in administration at Chapman 
University. He was subsequently hired by the La Habra City School 
District, where he served as an elementary school principle and 
Director of the Head Start Program for 15 years.
  Mr. Peraza served as the Anaheim Planning Commissioner for nine years 
and on the Utility Board Commission for eight years. Mr. Peraza also 
dedicated himself to the Anaheim City School District, serving as a 
Member of School Board of Education for 13 years. Furthermore, he was 
also an active Member of Board of Directors of the Anaheim YMCA.
  Mr. Peraza was loved by his family, friends and community. He is 
preceded in death by his loving wife, Rachel. He leaves behind his 
daughters, Patricia Peraza and Kathleen Garcia, his son-in-law, 
Valentin Garcia, grandchildren Michelle (David) Scharfe, Andrew 
(Jessica) Garcia, Matthew Garcia, Amanda Garcia, and his great-
grandchildren, Eli, Evangeline, Ezekiel, Ephraim Scharfe, and Benjamin 
  I ask my colleagues to join me, in celebrating the successful life of 
Albert R. Peraza and honoring his decades of hard work for our 
community. May he rest in peace.