On Saturday March 02, 2019, our family experienced the sudden loss of John “Coach” Perez. John was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure and a few days later he went into cardiac arrest and ultimately he succumbed to it. John leaves behind his three sons little Johnny, Nate and Xavier and his step children David, Amanda and DeannaMychal, along with his grandchildren and many other family members who loved him. John was very well known in Stockton, especially in the baseball and football communities. Having been a coach at Western Little League, he also umpired for many years and as well as coached football for the Stockton Bears and Saint Mary’s Jr Rams for years. It was during those years he impacted the lives of many young athletes. John was known for his passion while coaching and his tough love on and off the fields. His loss will be felt by many. His family is obviously heart broken. If you are able to help out during this difficult time please do so. On their behalf they appreciate it from the bottom of their hearts.