Justina Perez Arenas, 79, of Hazleton, passed away early Friday morning, June 3, 2022, at her residence in Hazleton, following a short illness.
Born in Talavera, Peru, September 26, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Ceferino and Fortunata (Arenas) Perez and spent the past 16 years in Hazleton, after moving from Las Vegas in 2003 from Peru.
Justina was an Elementary School Teacher for School 20825 Tupac Amaru II. in Santa Eulalia, Buenos Aires where she taught general studies. She was a member of the Christian Faith. In her younger years she was an honor roll recipient and was an avid shot-put player. She loved to spend time reading; especially her Bible, playing chess and cooking.
She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by a son Percy Hector Espinoza; grandchild Milagros Arias; and sister Nicasia Perez.
Surviving are six children, Elizabeth Orozco and husband Alberto, Las Vegas, NV; Lilyan Espinoza Perez, Hazleton; Rocio Espinoza and husband John Landing, Orlando, FL; Sympia Hunt, Bloomsburg; Hector Espinoza, Wilkes-Barre; and Percy Espinoza and wife Victoria Santillan, Elizabeth, NJ; 11 grandchildren Elizabeth, Ana Delia, Clara, Patricia, Sophia, Vincent, Teo, Barbara, Diego, Mariane, and John; four great-grandchildren, Roseyn, Gin Xavi, Leandro, and Carlos Gael; three sisters Angelica Perez and husband Epifanio Campos, Peru; Florencia Perez and husband Edmundo Portllo, Peru; Nila Perez and husband Miguel Almei, Peru; two brothers Federico Perez and his wife Teresa Guisado, Salt Lake City, UT; and Antonio Perez, Peru; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Lucy Rivas, her daughter Jimena Machado, and her daughter Lucy Gago; Carlos Arias, Gilmar Aguero and Rafael Hernandez.
Her funeral will be held Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 5 PM from Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (East), 669 West Butler Drive, Drums. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday 3 PM until the time of the service. Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Liver Foundation, Charitable Giving, PO Box 299, West Orange, NJ 07052 or online at www.liverfoundation.org. Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at www.harmanfuneral.com
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