Armando "Pete" Reza Sr.
Armando "Pete" Reza, Sr. Apr 22, 1932 – Oct 16, 2016 Armando "Pete" Reza, Sr., 84 of Modesto passed away Sunday, October 16th at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson. Mr. Reza was born in Brawley and was a resident of Modesto previously residing in Patterson. He married the love of his life LaVerne Souza after a whirlwind romance and was the oldest of 13 children. He was a warehouse manager at Patterson Frozen Foods for 38 years and a US Korean War Army Veteran. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Modesto. He loved to cook, wood work, travel and was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends especially for Sunday dinners. Mr. Reza is survived by his wife of 61 years, LaVerne Reza of Modesto; sons, Armando, Jr. (Laurinda) Reza of Oakdale and Chris (Kristin) Reza of Riverbank; daughters, Debbie Henderson and Karen (Frank) Grimes both of Modesto; brothers, John Reza and Michael Reza; sisters, Pepper Smith, Connie Reza, Luisa Gonzales, Bertha Martin and Carmen Carswell; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alejandro and Consuelo Reza; siblings, Mary, Amelia, Manuel, Leonard and Alejandro Reza, Jr. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm followed by a Rosary at 7:00 pm, Sunday, October 23rd at Hillview Funeral Chapel in Patterson. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, October 24th at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Modesto. Interment to follow at St. Stanislaus Cemetery in Modesto. Donations may be made to: Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356 Services conducted by Hillview Funeral Chapel, Patterson. www.cvobituaries.com
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