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Pete passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2014. His life was full, complex, and varied. He gave up a promising career as a band singer and actor to serve his country as a U.S. Marine during the Korean War. Being touched by poetry during the war, he changed his path, choosing to share his passion for literature with others. Following an extensive education, he continued his service as a high school teacher for 33 years. He declined offers of university professorship, preferring to remain at the crossroads, guiding and enriching young minds.

He was a hero to many, and was adored by his bride Alicia; his sister Donna; his children and their spouses, Ann and Paul and Don and Arlene; his grandchildren, Jacob, Daniel, Rebekah, Nathaniel, Stephanie, Eliana, Alyssa, and Jennifer; and his great-grandchildren, Jackson, Kasriel, Kaia, Meira, Ezra, and Winifred.

He will be greatly,

greatly missed.

A Funeral Service will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fresno on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at 6:00 p.m.

A Graveside Service with Marine Honor Guard will be held at Belmont Memorial Park on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at 11:00 a.m.

To share condolences and sign the guest book, please visit FAREWELL (559) 440-0484 Fresno-Clovis-Reedley

Published in the Fresno Bee on Feb. 4, 2014
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