Fred C Catoner
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July 10, 1930
October 2, 2012
Surrounded by his loving family, Fred C. Catoner Sr., entered into eternal life with Jesus his Savior on October 2, 2012 at the age of 82. Our loving husband, father, Lolo, brother, uncle, and gentleman fought a battle with diabetes for almost 30 years with incredible optimism. To his last breath he was dedicated in his faith and concerned only for others and not for himself.
Fred was born on July 10, 1930 in Cavite, Philippines. He married his long time sweetheart, Lolita Sevilla in 1957. Fred and Lolita were blessed with three beautiful children - Frederick (Ricky) Sevilla Catoner in 1959; Fred (Jojo) Sevilla Catoner Jr. in 1961; and their daughter Flordeliza (Lisa) Ann Sevilla Catoner in 1969.
He spent 21 years in the U.S. Navy where the family were stationed in Japan, Florida, California, Guam & the Philippines. After retiring from the Navy, the family moved back to the Philippines for several years and relocated back to the States and moved to Reno, Nevada. Fred worked for the Washoe School District in Reno, NV for 15 years.
Fred was a member of Little Flower church and Immaculate Conception church. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus, BLD (Bukas Loob sa Diyos) and a devotee of Santa Nino prayer group.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Lolita; his son Ricky Catoner (Pam), his son Fred Catoner, Jr. (Christine) and their children Christopher and Michael; his daughter Lisa and her son Trentton.
Also surviving Fred are his brothers Rudy Catoner (Leyda) and Catalino Catoner (Josie); and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a visitation at Ross, Burke and Knobel Mortuary, 2155 Kietzke Lane, Reno , NV on Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 12 noon to 8:00 pm with a rosary service and novena starting at 4:00 pm.
A funeral mass will be held at Little Flower Church, 875 E Plumb Lane, Reno, NV on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 2:00 pm.
Ross, Burke & Knobel, Reno
2155 Kietzke Lane Reno, NV 89502
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Oct. 5, 2012