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OBITUARY

Peter P. Montera

June 17, 1933January 13, 2019
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Obituary PETER P. MONTERA

Peter P. Montera passed into the arms of his Lord on January 13, 2019at the age of 85 after a long term illness.

He was born in Long Island City, New York on June 17, 1933 to Adolph T. Montera and Minnie Citarella both of New York. He was predeceased by his parents, his son, Peter Montera and his brother Paul P. Montera. He is survived by his sister Anne Poskitt and sister-in-law Linda Montera. He leaves his wife of over 66 years, Therese (Teri) Gerraughty, children, Annemarie Montera (Jack), David Montera (Sally), Therese Wood (Donald), Antoinette Brantley (Rico), 15 grandchildren,20 great-grandchildren, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Peter began his work career at the New York Daily News upon graduation from High School. In 1952, he volunteered to serve in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was assigned to U.S.A.F. Security Service at Brooks AFB. He was transferred to Hqs, USAFSS, Kelly AFB then transferred as NCOIC of U.S.A.F. Security Service Liaison Office in Manhattan Beach AF Station, Brooklyn, NY. After the Korean War ended, he returned to civilian life and the NY Daily News. He also returned to school where he received his A.A.S. degree from Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY in Management and then completed his studies at Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY receiving his B.S. degree (cum laude) in Marketing.

He rose to positions of responsibility in the Newspaper Industry. He was Communication Manager of the N.Y. Daily News, Circulation Director at the Desert Sun, Palm Springs, California, VP/General Manager of Gaynor News Company, Westchester, NY and retired as Circulation Manager of the NY Daily News. He worked for the Tribune Company for 35 active years until his disability retirement in 1986.

A strong advocate of sports, his first love was baseball. In his youth he was given a try-out with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Hall of Famer George Sisler, told him to come back after his service commitment. An avid golfer, he is credited with 2 holes-in-one. A great fan of Little League Baseball and Pop Warner Football, he was once asked by Pop Warner founder Joe Tomblin if he would consider joining the management team. In his retirement years he devoted his energy to genealogy writing 4 books on his research and family histories.

Always willing to assist, he held memberships in the International Circulation Managers Association, California Circulation Manager's Association. In San Antonio, he was 1st Vice President of the Christopher Columbus Italian Society, he served as Trustee of the 4th degree Knights of Columbus Assembly in Schertz, TX. He was Commander of the American Legion Post 612 in Windcrest, TX. He was also a member of the Air Force Association, Air Force Museum Foundation, Life member of FTVA (USAFSS). In 1964 he attended the Republican Convention that nominated Barry Goldwater and was an alternate delegate to the NY State Republican Convention, Rochester, NY that nominated Nelson Rockefeller as Governor.

Peter was a decorated Air Force Veteran and holds the Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medal. In civilian life he was recognized in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in Finance and Industry, Who's Who in Media and Communication and Cambridge Who's Who.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to American Legion Post 612, Windcrest, TX. He will repose at Colonial Funeral Home, Universal City, TX Friday, January 18, 2019 from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. with a Rosary recited at 6:00 P.M. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 12:30 P.M. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 8500 Cross Mountain Trail, San Antonio, TX 78255.

As a decorated former U.S.A.F. Veteran and Staff Sergeant and a member of USAF Security Service (He was proud to be called a "Silent Warrior"), he will be interred at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery with full Military Honors to rest with his former comrades and friends. Burial will be on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. Please sign the guestbook at www.colonialuniversal.com

  • FAMILY

  • He was predeceased by his parents, his son, Peter Montera and his brother Paul P. Montera. He is survived by his sister Anne Poskitt and sister-in-law Linda Montera. He leaves his wife of over 66 years, Therese (Teri) Gerraughty, children, Annemarie Montera (Jack), David Montera (Sally), Therese Wood (Donald), Antoinette Brantley (Rico), 15 grandchildren,20 great-grandchildren, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
  • DONATIONS

  • American Legion Post 612, Windcrest, TX.

Services

  • Visitation with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2019
  • Mass of the Resurrection Saturday, January 19, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, January 29, 2019
  • Graveside Service with Military Honors Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Memories

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Mary Goodman

January 17, 2019

IT WAS NICE TAKING CARE OF YOU & YOUR SWEET WIFE FOR THE TIME I DID!!๐Ÿ˜ .... ME& THE KIDS EDDIE & JAI WILL LOVE & MISS YOU MR .Montera!๐Ÿ˜˜ .... My Heart & Love & Prayers Goes Out To The FAMILY At This Time!! .... You Fought A Good Fight & Thanks For All the Kind & Loving Words!!๐Ÿ˜ ..... I Miss You!๐Ÿ˜ฅ ..... Love You Mrs. Montera๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคž๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ

Cheryl Pelicano

January 16, 2019

Peter,

I knew you my entire life. I grew up with a special attachment to my cousins, and you always made me know I was โ€œhomeโ€ when I was at your house. There was an undeniable connection between us that resulted from our shared sense of humor. I could look across a room of family crazy and see your wry smirk and be sure that you were thinking what I was thinking. A true connection, that.
You were a dear character in the cast of my life and I will miss you.
You and Chickie were a beautiful example of love and commitment and I learned much of what I know about marriage from the two of you.
I love you, Peter. Yours was a wonderful, full life. Godspeed. Rest Well.

Therese Montera

January 16, 2019

"We were not too young at all".

Rest in peace, Darling.

Your Sweetheart

Annemarie Montera

January 16, 2019

It has been my HONOR to have been the oldest child and daughter of this wonderful man for nearly 66 years. And it has been a joy to spend the time I have over the last 30 years, in particular, to build up a movie in my head and heart to get me through the next few days, months and years.

My father's greatest concern was that my mother be cared for and it is my mission, going forward, to pick up the mantel and, as I promised him numerous times over the past 6 months in particular but over many years as well, that, with his help from above, I will do just that.

Here now goes a man of courage, fidelity honor, and, above all else, a man of love.

We will miss you Dad...job well done, Silent Warrior.

Dean Langen

January 16, 2019

Aaah though I had not seen Uncle Pete in yrs prior to my Mom's Death( her sis is his wife) He WAS FIRST ONE to come right to Me recognizing without blink eye who I was offering condolences. WILL NEVER FORGET THAT!โคโคโคโคREST EASY UNC!

Toni Montera Branty

January 15, 2019

My father my friend my protector. He was a man of honor. He always had advise to give. Sometimes not what you wanted to hear but he was going to speak his truth do with it what you may.

I took care of all my father's needs for 5 months. I never left his side the last week of his life. He told me "Toni, I was there for your first breath please be with me first my last breath". I honored that request. He died in my arms on January 13, 2019.

The past five months have been the most fulfilling and humbling of my entire life.

I love you Daddy. I will miss you. But I want the whole world to know that you lived you laughed you cried but most of all YOU WERE HERE!! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’— You left your mark. Love your youngest daughter.

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Biography

Peter P. Montera passed into the arms of his Lord on January 13, 2019 at the age of 85 after a long term illness.

He was born in Long Island City, New York on June 17, 1933 to Adolph T. Montera and Minnie Citarella both of New York. He was predeceased by his parents, his son, Peter Montera, Jr. and his brother Paul P. Montera. He is survived by his sister Anne Poskitt and sister-in-law Linda Montera.
He leaves his wife of 66 ยฝ years, Therese (Teri) Gerraughty, children, Annemarie Montera (Jack), David Montera (Sally), Therese Wood (Donald), Antoinette Brantley (Rico), 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Peter began his work career at the New York Daily News upon graduation from High School. In 1952, he volunteered to serve in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was assigned to U.S.A.F. Security Service at Brooks AFB. He was transferred to Hqs, USAFSS, Kelly AFB then transferred as NCOIC of U.S.A.F. Security Service Liaison Office in Manhattan Beach AF Station, Brooklyn, NY. After the Korean War ended, he returned to civilian life and the NY Daily News. He also returned to school where he received his A.A.S. degree from Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY in Management and then completed his studies at Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY receiving his B.S. degree (cum laude) in Marketing.

He rose to positions of responsibility in the Newspaper Industry. He was Communication Manager of the N.Y. Daily News, Circulation Director at the Desert Sun, Palm Springs, California, VP/General Manager of Gaynor News Company, Westchester, NY and retired as Circulation Manager of the NY Daily News. He worked for the Tribune Company for 35 active years until his disability retirement in 1986.

Peter was a decorated Air Force Veteran and holds the Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medal. In civilian life he was recognized in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in Finance and Industry, Who's Who in Media and Communication and Cambridge Who's Who.