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Press Release
April 15, 2013
Contact: Daniel Collins
General Counsel & Press Secretary
Senator Lucio statement on the passing of Mr. Bob Perry

AUSTIN — Today, Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. (D-Brownsville) releases the following statement on the occasion of the passing of Mr. Bob Perry.

"I join the family and countless numbers of friends of Bob Perry in mourning his passing. He was a godly man, and he was one of my personal heroes. Over the course of my career in the legislature, we had many wonderful opportunities to develop a meaningful friendship; he will be sorely missed.

"I also had the opportunity to work with Mr. Perry on humanitarian issues. The love he had for the less fortunate was tremendous. In his life, he made an impact on thousands of people, including young orphans throughout South and Central America. I personally saw the fruits of his labors as we visited Casa Hogar orphanage in Matamoros, Mexico, which neighbors my Senate district in Brownsville. His generosity there will be felt for generations to come.

"Mr. Perry was a humble man who gave unselfishly. All of us can learn a lot from this man, who belonged to a conservative political party, but whose heart and generosity guided his personal policy position. His legacy will be one of service to God's people. Because of his good works on Earth, I know he is now in union with our God.

"I extend my personal sympathies to Mrs. Perry and the Perry family."