Renato was born on September 12, 1939, in Susanville, CA. to Angelo and Maria
Moretto. His parents were born and raised in Italy making “Mo” a first-generation Italian-American. “Mo” was extremely proud of his Italian heritage and a dedicated American.
Preceding him in death are his parents, Angelo and Maria Moretto and his two daughters, Gia Marie Moretto and Dawn Lanice Moretto.
Surviving Mo is his wife of 41 years, Reann Moretto; children: Angela
(Bruce) Raabe of Henderson, NV, Robert (Kyong) Moretto of Albuquerque, NM;
along with their children: Dominique (Brandon) Stoker of Colorado, Tateyana Raabe of Henderson, NV, Justin (Tiffany) Crum of Roswell, NM, Vittorio US Army, stationed in Tacoma, WA, Gia Reann, Hauna, and Maria Moretto all of Albuquerque, NM; great-grandchildren: Ryder, Mason, Bella, Lennox Stoker, Daijah Mahy (Crum,) and Aurora Crum; and beloved little sister, Leona (Ray) Wright of Las Vegas, NV.
Mo was a dedicated Catholic and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Susanville, CA., and St. Peter’s Catholic Church of Roswell, NM. He was an altar boy for several years, and he was confirmed into the Catholic Church by Pope Pius XII in Rome, Italy. Though his mother, wanted him to become a priest, Mo had other ideas.
He joined the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, WY. Mo was an Air Policeman, during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, in which he was assigned to assist in guarding nuclear missile silos. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Susanville and began working for the Dept. of Defense, Sierra Army Depot as Chief Security Specialist, retiring in 1986.
Mo was an outdoorsman since his youth and loved communing with nature. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and proudly kept his family freezer stocked. A very talented artist he enjoyed painting scenic pictures, later he created hand-carved, and hand-painted delicate wooden birds, ducks, fish, raccoons, and wolves. He enjoyed watching his 49ers playing and NASCAR racing.
Mo was a quiet and gentle man who loved his family completely. Never one to back away from changing a diaper, feed a baby or cook for his family. He blessed us with his courage, love, and support.
Prayer of Saint Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.
O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much
seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love; for it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life.
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Mo’s tribute was written in his honor by his family.