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NewsChannel 3 honors Virginia Beach UPS workers who saved elderly man’s life at church

Posted at 5:37 PM, Jan 02, 2015

Virginia Beach, Va. - Marty Bronson is not shy about his feelings towards Rob and Sisha Perea.

“Love you,” Marty says to Rob and Sisha, while hugging them. “I thank these wonderful people for God putting them there at the right time in the right place.”

He's thankful because the two Virginia Beach UPS workers saved his father's life.

Last month, Rob and Sisha were delivering a package to Calvary Baptist Church where 84-year-old Marvin Bronson served as a deacon.

At that same moment, Marvin collapsed;  his heart had stopped. Sisha didn’t hesitate. She took action and gave CPR.

"I would hope that you know if anyone else was at the right place, at the right time where they would be able to help someone in need that they would do that,” Sisha says.

NewsChannel 3 was at the hospital as Marvin met his two angels. Only a few days later he passed away surrounded by family.

"It was very beautiful, actually the way he finally left,” Marty says.

A beautiful gift that Marty says would not have been possible without Sisha and Rob.

On Friday, Newschannel 3 recognized their good deeds, presenting the two with a People Taking Action award, along with a $300 gift certificate from our community partners at Southern Bank.

“Honestly we didn`t really want the recognition but we understand what happened and what took place,” Rob Perea says. “We`re really humble people. Like I told her we were just happy to be there and do what we did.”

What they did was an act of love that Marty says he will always cherish.

“I can`t overemphasize how great it was to have the opportunity to have the extra days,” he says. “It brought family members closer together even. It all happened right."