David P. Pera, 77, of Valparaiso passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2023. He was born March 14, 1946 to Robert & Gladys (Hesford) Pera, graduated from Horace Mann High School, and attended Chicago Technical College and Indiana University. David made his career as a Vice President with Emcor Hyre Electric for 30 years.
On June 14, 1969 he married Allison Griggs who survives along with their daughters; Megan Pera of Liberty Township, Ohio, Amanda (Curtiss) Strietelmeier of Valparaiso & Courtney (Brian) Ord of Prosper, Texas, and grandchildren: Weston Pera Brach, Liam, Rowan & Finley Strietelmeier, Nolan & Miles Ord. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Doris Stanim.
Dave was incredibly loving, generous and selfless and his 6 grandkids were his pride and joy. He loved playing golf with his friends, both at Valparaiso Country Club and Forest Glen in Naples, Florida. He was hardworking and meticulous, enjoying doing home improvements in and around the house. He was a great storyteller (the longer the better) and he never forgot a punchline.
A visitation will be held Wednesday, December 27th from 3 – 5 pm at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso with funeral service beginning at 5:00 pm, Rev. Kevin Miller officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Valparaiso First United Methodist Church or the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, 269 Hanover St., Bldg. 3, Hanover, MA 02339.
In disbelief of the tragic loss, and keeping the family in our prayers. A friend never to be forgotten. -Mike and Sandi Raymond
We were shocked and saddened by the news of Dave’s sudden passing. He will be greatly missed. May your family’s fond memories bring you comfort at this difficult time and in the future. Please accept our most heartfelt condolences and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. -Mary Ann and Jerry Cavanah
DAVE WAS AVERY KIND PERSON AND I ENJOYED PLAYING POKER A ND GOLF WITH. MY SINCEAR CONDOLENSES TO DAVES FAMILY. -JOSEPH MICHAEL MCKAMEY
Such a terrible loss for the family and all who knew Dave. Please know we grieve with you and offer prayers for strength and courage as you try to accept this shocking news! -Kathy and Tom Anderson
I was so saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Dave. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. -Bob Edgerton Jr. - Forest Glen
Our hearts are saddened to hear of Dave's passing. We are happy that we had the opportunity to know such a wonderful man and spend fun times with him and Allison at dinners in Naples. Jerry will certainly
miss playing golf with Dave and their time at the pool. Our condolences to Allison and family at this sad time. Fondly, -Hope & Jerry Savino
Remembering all the great times we with you and Dave over 40 years. He will be greatly missed. -Tom & Jan Krafft
Allison my heart breaks for you and family. It was a shock to learn of Dave’s passing , you both are loved here at Forest Glenn and Dave will be very missed. I look forward to the future when I can give you a BIG HUG , AND maybe keep up with you in golf. Please know that you are in my prayers. -Danny and Carol Lee
Allison, we are so sad to hear of Dave passing away. He was always so fun and entertaining to talk to. So glad to have known him as a neighbor over the years. He was such a wonderful guy! Always enjoyed hearing his stories. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. -Chris and Dawn Ehrman
Allison: We returned to Forest Glen and heard the sad news of David’s passing. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family at this most difficult time. -Deborah and Frank Aceto
Allison, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband Dave. Please know that my thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. I look forward to seeing you back at Forest Glen when I can give you a loving hug. -Chris Bigelli
Allison, please accept the condolences of all the Ducks at Forest Glen. We were all shocked to hear of Dave’s passing. I know how much Dave looked forward to golfing and having a beer with guys here at The Glen. -Tony Miller, Duck Commander