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Dr. Sigifredo Pérez Carmona

January 31, 1937 — November 13, 2017

Dr. Sigifredo Pérez Carmona, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, father-in-law, friend, uncle, and respected doctor and philanthropist, passed away on November 13, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Dr. Pérez is survived by his wife Dr. Evelia N. Pérez, with whom he enjoyed 55 happy years of marriage, and their children Edna Laura Pérez (son-in-law Miguel Rodriguez Marxuach), Sigifredo Pérez III (daughter-in-law Elizabeth Rivera Pérez), and Dr. Carlos L. Pérez. He is also survived by his five cherished grandchildren: Sigifredo Pérez IV, Sofia Alixandra Pérez, Laura Elena Rodriguez Pérez, Miguel Juan Rodriguez Pérez and Ana Teresa Rodriguez Pérez; sisters, Yolanda Pérez and Dr. Nydia Pérez, and numerous nieces and nephews.   He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucila Carmona de Pérez, his father, Sigifredo Pérez Molina, and his sister Divina Pérez Carmona. Dr. Pérez was born to Sigifredo Pérez and Lucila Carmona in the town of General Treviño, Nuevo León, Mexico on January 31, 1937 after which the family moved to Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. In Nuevo Laredo, Dr. Pérez attended and graduated from the Martin M. Herrera Elementary School and secondary and preparatory school at the Escuela Preparatoria Número Uno. He received his medical degree from La Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Nuevo León in Monterrey, N.L., and completed his medical internship at the Washington Sanitarium Hospital in Washington D.C. in 1960. He then completed his public medical social service in the small mountainside town of San Pablo Galeana in Nuevo León. After completing his social service, he returned to Monterrey to marry the love of his life, Dr. Evelia Nañez. The young couple moved to the United States and started their residency at the Robert B. Green Hospital in San Antonio, Texas in 1961. Dr. Pérez received his training in OB-GYN from 1962-65. The couple returned to Laredo, Texas and Dr. Pérez established his private OB-GYN practice beginning a brilliant and celebrated medical career in South Texas. Dr. Pérez was the first Laredo physician to receive his board certification in obstetrics and gynecology from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He was an active medical staff member of both Mercy Hospital/Laredo Medical Center, and Doctors Hospital of Laredo for over 35 years. He was also a Fellow of the American College of Surgery, and Life Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Pérez was a gifted surgeon and a sensitive and caring physician that addressed not only his patient’s physical needs but also their overall emotional well-being. He delivered more than 15,000 babies into this world and attended the medical needs of tens of thousands of women in our South Texas community. Dr. Pérez was also a trusted friend and advisor to generations of young doctors, nurses and medical professionals, selflessly mentoring them and offering his sage advice to advance their personal and professional careers.   In addition to his stellar medical career, Dr. Pérez was a real estate developer and philanthropist. Together with his numerous partners including the late B. P. Newman, Mrs. Peggy Newman and family, the late Mr. Ricardo V. Gomez, the late Dr. Oscar Elizondo, Mr. Cesareo R. Porras, Mr. Rene Solis, among others, he successfully developed the Laredo neighborhoods of Sierra Vista, Col. Los Obispos, Los Angeles, sections of Santa Rita, and the College Heights Subdivision. Dr. Pérez also donated the land that eventually became the Dr. Sigifredo Pérez Elementary School, located at 500 Sierra Vista Blvd. here in Laredo. Thereafter, the City of Laredo named a public baseball park in his honor, Sigifredo Pérez Baseball Field, which is located in south Laredo. Dr. Pérez was a longstanding parishioner at the Blessed Sacrament Church and a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem. Dr. Pérez was a loyal and caring friend and loved nothing more than hosting his friends and family at his home for a glass of good wine, or inviting them to one of his favorite restaurants in Laredo to discuss business, opportunities, politics, or simply to catch up and reminisce. But for all of his public achievements, which were many, Dr. Pérez greatest pride and joy was his wife, children and grandchildren to whom he dedicated all of his love and attention and of whom he was eternally proud, never missing an opportunity to tout their achievements. He will be deeply missed by his wife, friends, family, and all those whose lives he touched. He was an extraordinary and dedicated husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, son, uncle, friend, mentor and physician and his memory will forever be cherished by those who loved and respected him. The Pérez family would like to thank all of their dear friends and members of the medical community for all their support and prayers and in particular Drs. Joaquin, Ricardo and Carlos Cigarroa, Dr. Joseph Camero and Dr. Benson Huang. A rosary will be recited on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hillside Funeral Home Chapel, 310 Hillside Road. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.   A mass will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church at 11am on Friday, November 17, 2017, departing from Hillside Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m.   Pallbearers will be, Sigifredo Pérez III, Esq., Sigifredo Pérez IV., Dr. Carlos L. Pérez, Miguel Juan Rodríguez Marxuach, Esq., Miguel Juan Rodríguez Pérez, Dr. Emmanuel Martinez, Juan Luis Pérez, and Daniel Landa Jr.   Honorary Pallbearers will be, Dr. Ricardo Cigarroa, Cesareo P. Porras, Rene Solis, Jaime Garcia Gomez, and Dr. Miguel Angel Garcia.   Services will conclude after the mass.   If you would like to sign the guestbook or send private condolences, you may do so at www.hillsidefuneral.com.   Arrangements are under the direction of Hillside Funeral Home, 310 Hillside Road.  
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