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July 19, 2022 - 12:24pm

Charles R. Pero, III

posted by Joshua Smith.

Charles R. Pero, III, went home to be with the Lord at the age of 72 on July 18, 2022 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia, surrounded by his family. 

Charlie was the son of the late Charles R. Pero and Marien Pixley Pero. He is also predeceased by his sister Adelyn Pero and his nephew Michael Napoleone.

Charlie was a member of the class of 1967 at Notre Dame High School. Upon graduation, he proudly served in the National Guard from 1967-1973. He worked for the family business in plumbing and heating for a number of years.

Charlie had a passion for theatre arts, fulfilling a dream of performing on stage beginning at the age of 50. He was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed watching his grandchildren compete. 

Those that knew him appreciated his kind heart and quick wit.  He will be missed by all. 

Charlie is survived by his beloved wife, Linda (Cook) Pero; his children, Amy (Jay Taranto) Southcott, Michael (Beth) Pero and Nick Pero; stepchildren, Kelly Zuzze’ and Tim (Bonnie) Zuzze’; siblings, David (Trish) Pero and Laurie (Mark) Napoleone; his grandchildren, Zach, Drew, and Emma Southcott, Ryan, Tyler and Molly Pero along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to attend calling hours at H.E Turner Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia, New York on Thursday, July 21, 2022 from 3-5 p.m. A prayer service will follow at 5:00. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Michael Napoleone Association (www.michaelshope.org) or the American Heart Association Buffalo NY ([email protected]). To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in his memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

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