Peter Gilbert Reta

November 25, 1939February 24, 2018
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Peter Gilbert Reta, 78, of Fresno, California, went to be with our Lord on Saturday February 24, 2018 at the Fresno Veterans Hospital. Born in Fresno California November 25, 1939 to Andres and Alexandria Reta, he lived most of his life in Fresno, except when he served in the United States Navy and was deployed overseas.

Peter was always there to lend a helping hand, from the time he worked at Fresno Community Hospital where he met his wife Glenda in 1981, to his retirement from Valley Children’s Hospital. He was a passionate man who enjoyed spending time with his family, from coaching his sons and grandsons in baseball to Saturday morning pancakes at his house. Peter adored his dogs and collected everything. He had fun bowling, golfing, and camping. Peter loved to travel from the mountains to the coast, and was always up for an adventure. His greatest journey was his walk with Jesus.

Peter is survived by his wife Glenda of 18 years of marriage. The mother of his children, Margaret, their children Michael and wife Veronica Reta, Peter and wife Sandra Reta, Walter and wife Janette Reta, Susan and husband Dave Crabtree, Mary and husband Randy Nichols, Chris and wife Monica Reta. His step-children with Glenda, Gary, Doug, and Darryl Greene. His grandchildren: Amanda, Alyssa, Gabrielle, Matt, Brandon, Christian, C.J., Jennifer, Victoria, Stephanie, Ben, Cassie, Evan, Hailey, Madison, Isabelle, Jason, Cassandra, Raymond, Andrew, Vanessa, Tyler, Oliver, and ten Great grandchildren with one on the way.

A prayer service will be held at Stephens and Bean Funeral Chapel on Thursday March 8, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. At 6:00 pm the Eulogy will be read and a video shared. The family is requesting casual attire and to wear navy blue, Dodgers, or Rams attire for the viewing.

The funeral service will be held at Cross Church on Friday March 9, 2018 at 10:00 am, followed by interment at Fresno Memorial Gardens.

Remembrances may be made in Peter’s name to Cross Church, 2930 N. Blackstone Ave., Fresno, CA 93703.


  • Prayer Service Thursday, March 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 9, 2018

Peter Gilbert Reta

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