Elias Castellano Perez, 90, died Monday, April 21, 2008.

He was born in Lockhart on Sept. 11, 1917, to Mamerto Perez Sr. and Angelita Castellano. He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II, where he earned a Purple Heart. He was active with civil activities and organizations.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ninfa Calderon; and Adelina Perez.

Survivors include two brothers, Mamerto Perez Jr. of Robstown, and Gilberto Perez of Racine, Wis.; two sisters, Cruz Manley of Racine, Wis., and Juanita Kotten of Simi Valley, Calif.; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Ramon Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 25, at Fort Sam Houston Cemetery in San Antonio with military honors.

Ramon Funeral Home Inc.