Gary C. Peres, age 54, of 7380 West Lake Road, Fairview, died unexpectedly on Sunday evening, September 28, 2008. Born in Erie on October 6, 1953, he was the son of the late Cornel “Corny” Peres and Lois Carter Peres.
Peres, Gary C.After his graduation from Fort LeBoeuf High School in 1971, Gary served four years in the US Marine Corps. He spent most of his working years in partnership with his father operating Peres Auto Sales, both in Erie and Ocala, FL. He also enjoyed racing stock cars and was a frequent driver at Eriez Speedway, as well as other local tracks. During his time spent in Ocala, Gary raced at Ocala Speedway where he was champion in 1991. Gary was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy A. Naculich Peres of Waterford; his daughter, Holly Nogacek and her husband David of Erie; his granddaughter, Corinne Nogacek; his mother-in-law, Anna Naculich of Waterford; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins, and one nephew.
Services will be held at the Van Matre Funeral Home, West First and Walnut Streets, Waterford on Saturday at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Erie City Mission, 1017 French Street, Erie, PA 16501.