Martin B. Perrell

Date of Birth

December 28, 1956

Date of Death

July 4, 2019

City of Death

Santa Barbara

Our beloved son and brother, Martin B. Perrell, known as “Capa,” passed away of natural causes on July 4, 2019 in Oak Park. He was 62. Capa was a gentle giant with a strong voice who shared what he had to offer during his entire life. He was an amazing cook and big brother who saved his little sister’s life and protected her from bullies. He wrote rock songs for himself in his head. Capa endured schizophrenia from about the age of 19 and preferred to live under the sky rather than indoors. He was kind, funny, gave excellent advice, and an absolute original. Being very athletic, Capa was a star varsity football player with a mean tackle for the Santa Barbara Dons. He was also on their wrestling team. Capa could teach himself how to fix or make just about anything until debilitating mental illness took his mind hostage. For example, he was responsible for tile work in the family home we built. We love you dearly Capa and miss you. Capa is survived by his mother, Antoinette Perrell, his sisters Dominique and Francesca, and his nieces Jaimie Parsons, Deirdre Babcock, and Michaela Babcock.


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