Harry Parks and Bertha Sparhawk, 9 North 49 West
Harriette B. Trettenero, born September 12, 1917, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2005. Harriette lived a life longer than most--88 years. Her marriage also surpassed the lives of many, lasting more than 70 years! As a teen, Harriette married Sam Trettenero. The young couple later moved to Contra Costa County, where Harriette worked at one of the Kaiser shipyards in Richmond. Rosie "The Riveter" got most of the attention working on airplanes, but Harriette "The Welder," served equally well, producing ships and other material for the United States Navy.
In addition to being industrious, Harriette loved to square dance, learning from her dad who was a fiddle player. She also enjoyed listening to the old hymns of the church. And Harriette had a green thumb, especially when it came to roses. Her favorite was "Joseph's coat of many colors," which produced flowers of various hues from a single bush.
Harriette has left a tremendous legacy. She is survived by her faithful husband, Sam Trettenero of El Sobrante; her beautiful daughter, Sharon Gregonis, and her devoted son, Stan Trettenero, both of Livermore; two adorable grandchildren; and five precious great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday, December 7, 11:00 - 12:30 pm at the Chapel of the Mission Bells in San Pablo. The funeral will follow at 1:00. Interment will be at Rolling Hills Memorial Park in Richmond.
Sam Trettenero Resident of El Sobrante Visitation 5/1, 11am- 1pm.
Funeral 5/1, 1pm. Wilson & Kratzer 510-232-6552.
Published in Contra Costa Times on Apr. 29, 2009
Stan Trettenero of Livermore died Dec. 5. He was 68.
Trettenero was raised in El Sobrante, Calif. and attended DeAnze High School, graduating in 1963. After high school, he worked for Ortho, Standard Oil and worked on the BART Ashby Station. He later attended the Colorado School of Trades where he earned his Gunsmithing degree. He worked for Armanino Gun Shop in South San Francisco. In 1982 he joined Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) as a mechanical technologist. He worked at LLNL for 23, years retiring in 2005.
He enjoyed riding his Harley, showing and driving his Corvettes and vacationing in Jamaica. He was an extraordinary man and a loving husband who always supported his family and friends.
Trettenero is survived by his wife of 38-years, Judy, along with his sister Sharon (Mel) Gregonis and sister-in-law Linda (Dennis) Homer. He also is survived by nephews David and Mike Gregonis and Derrick Homer and their families.
Services are being held at Callaghan Mortuary in Livermore, on Thursday, Dec. 12. A viewing is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by the memorial service at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the Heart Association.