Hundreds of local residents, friends and family paid homage to the late Daniel (Danny) Perez during a February 21 service held at the Greater Zion Hill Baptist Church in Harlem. Mr. Perez was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico on July 21, 1930 to Francisca Perez and Tito Morrell. After an early military career, Danny turned to a life of community service. In 1962, he was elected PTA President at Public School 27. Mr. Perez went on to work with local legislators and planning agencies as Model Cities, the Community Assistance Unit, and Community Boards 10 and 11. Danny is survived by a wife, three daughters, three sons, 16 grandchildren, and a large extended family. He will also be remembered by the many friends and colleagues he met throughout the years. As Mr. Perez had served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force, Danny has been laid to rest at Calverton National Cemetery.
Thank you, Danny
East Harlem Preservation