GREGORIO (GREG) C. RENTERIA
Oct. 10, 1943 - Dec. 24, 2013
Gregorio (Greg) C. Renteria Jr, 70, took his last breath after battling cancer on December 24, 2013 at home with his family by his side.
Gregorio was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was born in Brawley and grew up there until he moved to Calexico, where he resided until he passed away.
He worked at Safeway in Brawley, attended Imperial Valley College but quickly enlisted into the United States Air Force and served under active duty status from 1963-1967. He retired from the Imperial Irrigation District as an Operator at Drop 4.
Gregorio met the love of his life while attending IVC and were married for 47 years. He was a Fourth Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus.
Gregorio is preceded in death by his son Gregorio (Greg) Renteria III; his father Gregorio Renteria Sr.; brother Miguel (Mike) Renteria and son-in-law Steve Padilla.
He is survived by his wife, Hildelisa (Lisa) Renteria and his daughters; Rosina Yvette Renteria, Lisa Denise Morales and Elizabeth Nicole Padilla; his mother, Isadora Avitia Renteria and his brothers, Ricardo and Felipe Renteria; his grandchildren, Clarissa Torres, Alexis Rangel, Christopher Renteria, Jaqueline (Jackie) Morales, Daveena Renteria, Ashley Morales, Celeste Covarrubias, Danielle Covarrubias, Tara Morales, Tiffani Renteria, Victoria and Steve Padilla; along with 10 great-grandchildren.
Rosary and viewing will take place Monday January 6, 2013 at Hems Mortuary in Calexico from 6 to 9 p.m. Mass will be held at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on January 7, 2013. Burial will immediately follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
"I have lost my best friend and husband but his memory and love will stay with me forever until we meet again." -Lisa Renteria
Published in Imperial Valley Press Online from Jan. 1 to Jan. 5, 2014