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John Letey Jr.


1933 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
John Letey Jr. Obituary
JOHN LETEY, age 81, passed away on Sept. 14, 2014 at home in Riverside, CA. He was born on June 13, 1933 in Carbondale, Colorado. He obtained his BS degree in 1955 from Colorado State University and a Ph.D. in 1959 from University of Illinois. He had worked for UCLA and UCR. He authored more than 300 technical publications and author of fiction novel "The Folly of Fearing Death". John is survived by his wife Sonia Letey of Riverside; daughters Laura Petersen of Port Orchard, Washington and Lisa Smith of Brea, California; son Don Letey of Nuevo, California; sister Rose Ashbury of Centenial, Colorado; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Italian immigrants John and Rosina Letey. Visitation will be on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at 10am with Funeral Service at 11am, both at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Chapel at 181 Blaine Street, Riverside, CA followed by a graveside service at 12:30pm at Crestlawn Memorial Park, 11500 Arlington Ave., Riverside, CA. Please visit www.piercebroscrestlawn.com to offer condolences.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Sept. 19, 2014
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