HR512: Celebrating the life of Steven John Perez, M.D.


HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 512
Celebrating the life of Steven John Perez, M.D.

 

Agreed to by the House of Delegates, August 28, 2020

 

WHEREAS, Steven John Perez, M.D., a retired United States Air Force officer and a highly respected physician who served two United States presidents and touched countless lives in the Annandale area, died on May 7, 2020; and

WHEREAS, born in London, England, to a military family, Steven “Steve” John Perez, M.D., traveled often in his early life and ultimately graduated from Sacramento State University in California; he went on to earn a medical degree from the University of Southern California and completed his residency in Phoenix, Arizona; and

WHEREAS, Steve Perez served his country as a flight surgeon and a medical director in the United States Air Force Medical Service Corps, with postings in Japan and Spain, then served as a personal physician to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush from 1986 to 1990; and

WHEREAS, after retiring from the United States Air Force as a colonel, Steve Perez worked in private practice in San Antonio, Texas, for many years, then relocated to Virginia, where he opened the Medical Center of Annandale in 1995; and

WHEREAS, Steve Perez earned a reputation as a kind and empathetic caregiver who addressed his patients’ concerns clearly and candidly while putting them at ease with his good-humored bedside manner; he helped ensure the health and wellness of the entire community by providing services to uninsured patients at no cost, even accepting fresh produce or other items as payment; and

WHEREAS, Steve Perez inspired a new generation of medical professionals through his work as an associate professor at the University of Virginia, as well as by mentoring students at Georgetown University and George Washington University; and

WHEREAS, Steve Perez will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife, Margie; his sons, Ted, Benny, Jonny, and their families; his stepson, Ian; and numerous other family members, friends, and former patients; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Delegates hereby note with great sadness the loss of Steven John Perez, M.D.; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Steven John Perez, M.D., as an expression of the House of Delegates’ respect for his memory.

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 512

Offered August 18, 2020
Prefiled August 17, 2020
Celebrating the life of Steven John Perez, MD.
Patron-- Delaney

WHEREAS, Steven John Perez, MD, a retired United States Air Force officer and a highly respected physician who served two United States presidents and touched countless lives in the Annandale area, died on May 7, 2020; and

WHEREAS, born in London, England, to a military family, Steven “Steve” Perez traveled often in his early life and ultimately graduated from Sacramento State University in California; he went on to earn a medical degree from the University of Southern California and completed his residency in Phoenix, Arizona; and

WHEREAS, Steve Perez served his country as a flight surgeon and a medical director in the United States Air Force Medical Service Corps, with postings in Japan and Spain, then served as a personal physician to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush from 1986 to 1990; and

WHEREAS, after retiring from the United States Air Force as a colonel, Steve Perez worked in private practice in San Antonio, Texas, for many years, then relocated to Virginia, where he opened the Medical Center of Annandale in 1995; and

WHEREAS, Steve Perez earned a reputation as a kind and empathetic caregiver who addressed his patients’ concerns clearly and candidly while putting them at ease with his good-humored bedside manner; he helped ensure the health and wellness of the entire community by providing services to uninsured patients at no cost, even accepting fresh produce or other items as payment; and

WHEREAS, Steve Perez inspired a new generation of medical professionals through his work as an associate professor at the University of Virginia, as well as by mentoring students at Georgetown University and George Washington University; and

WHEREAS, Steve Perez will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife, Margie; his sons, Ted, Benny, Jonny, and their families; his stepson, Ian; and numerous other family members, friends, and former patients; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Delegates hereby note with great sadness the loss of Steven John Perez, MD; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Steven John Perez, MD, as an expression of the House of Delegates’ respect for his memory.