Asterio “Romy” Perreras Caras, 62, known as the singing barber

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Asterio “Romy” Perreras Caras, 62, passed away on Nov. 15, 2016. Born in Bauang, La Union, Philippines, he was the son of the late Felicisimo and Consolacion Caras.

He was a retired Chief Petty Officer from the U.S. Navy with 21 years of honorable military service. After completing active duty service, he ran his own barber shop in Kempsville where he was known as “The Singing Barber.” A man with great style, he took pride in his dress and assisting his wife with her Salad Master business. Romy thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, shopping, and singing to his granddaughters. He lived life to the fullest and always believed, “Life is Good.”

Left to cherish his memory: his wife, Arsenia A. Caras; two sons, Asterio P. Caras Jr. of Virginia Beach, and Adrian A. Caras, and his wife, Ashley, of Chesapeake; two granddaughters, Alyssa and Adalyn Caras of Chesapeake; two brothers, Federico Caras and Rodolfo Caras; two sisters, Imelda Caras and Cristeta Caras, all of the Philippines; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 6-9 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 18, from 6-9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Catholic Church of Saint Mark by Rev. Fr. Anthony Mpungu. Interment will follow in Colonial Grove Memorial Park. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.

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