Fred Acosta Perez, 82, of Tehachapi, died March 9, 2017. Fred was born Oct. 31, 1934, in San Fernando to the late Frank R. and Isabel M. Perez. He was married to the love of his life, Nancy Franco Perez, from May 13, 1978, until her death, March 20, 1982. Fred worked for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works for 37 years.

Fred's interests included gardening, fishing, travel, collecting eagle artwork and sculpture, and sharing time with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by his beloved wife, Nancy. He is survived by brothers, Frank A. Perez (Sonja) and George T. Perez (Mary); his sons, Roger R. Perez, Roy D. Perez, and R. Darryle Perez; his stepchildren, Olivia K. Craig, Rudy D. Gonzalez, and Frank J. Gonzalez; and by a large family of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and cousins.

A graveside burial service will be held March 25, 2017, at 1 p.m., at San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills. The family asks that donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with his care. For condolences, please visit woodmortuary.net.

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