Dr. Antonio Martinez Peralta, age 84, of Dulles, Virginia, passed away on May 11, 2022.
Antonio was born in Legaspi City, Philippines on November 20, 1937 to Federico Aseneta Peralta and Maria Luisa Martinez.
Antonio graduated from Far Eastern University in 1966 with a Doctor of Medicine degree. He was commissioned 1st Lieutenant in the Philippine Army and then promoted to Captain. He was assigned to Victoriano Luna Medical Center where he met Celia Elepano and fell in love.
Antonio and Celia wed on June 20, 1970 and were married for 52 years. They were blessed with four children, Tony Jr., Alan, Anne and Michael.
Antonio completed his medical residency in New York. He and his family lived in Staten Island where he enjoyed his time with his parents and siblings. He then moved to Richlands, VA where he and Celia raised their children as he continued his career as a Family Physician.
Antonio was active in the Association of Philippine Physicians in America (APPA) and served as the President of the Southwest Virginia American Philippine Physicians (SWAPP). He retired at the age of 77. After retirement, he volunteered at a free clinic in Richlands, VA because he loved helping people so much that he did not want to stop.
Antonio was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend. He was a devoted Catholic and strongly rooted in his faith. He loved the Lord and instilled his faith in his family. We celebrate that he is now at peace with his creator.
Antonio was preceded in death by his parents, Federico A. Peralta and Maria L. Martinez and his sister Miriam Peralta.
He is survived by his wife, Celia Peralta; his sons, Tony Peralta, Jr. and spouse Margie Peralta, Alan Peralta, and Michael Peralta; his daughter Anne Jordan and spouse Aaron Jordan; and his grandchildren, Sofia Kwok, Adrian Kwok, Ellie Jordan and Joshua Harper.
Antonio is also survived by his siblings, Teresita Edwards; Lorencito Peralta and spouse Lorna Peralta; Francisco Peralta; Manuel Peralta and spouse Susan Peralta; Carmen Tolentino; Mercedes Alcoba and spouse Elmer Alcoba; Celeste Peralta; and Maria Lourdes Casas and spouse Dr. Jacinto Casas.
Antonio was a great man and the Peralta family patriarch. He was the ultimate provider and care taker. He may have physically left us but his legacy will live on with his family and all who thrive today because of his love and support. He is loved by so many and will be dearly missed.
Family and friends of Dr. Antonio M. Peralta are respectfully invited to attend his viewing on Sunday, May 22, 2022 from 2pm to 5pm, which will be held at Adams-Green Funeral Home, 721 Elden St., Herndon, VA 20170.
The Funeral Mass will be on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 11am at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 41685 Corpus Christi Dr., Aldie, VA 20105.
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. - John 3:16