Peter Ratto

Peter Ratto

Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Death 18 Apr 2003 (aged 87)
San Leandro, Alameda County, California, USA
Burial Hayward, Alameda County, California, USA
Plot Mausoleum of the Apostles, MA-2A-127(2)
Memorial ID 9095490 · View Source
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My father was a 1934 graduate of Fremont High School in Oakland, California. Like his father before him, he was a hard-working member of the Oakland Scavenger Company (aka garbage man) for 42 years. When he first started working at at age 18, things were very different than they are now. Those were the days when the garbage men had to carry the trash in barrels on their backs and dump them into the garbage trucks. These were STRONG men!

A man of few words, he enjoyed fishing and camping with his family, as well as the occasional trip to Reno to play the slot machines. In his middle years, he was also an active member of three Italian clubs in Oakland: The Colombo Club (where he met my mother), the Alpicella Club, and the Ligure Club.

He left behind his wife of 57 years, Elsie Ratto; a daughter (me); a son-in-law; and two grandsons. He is greatly missed.

Husband of Elsie Josephine Badella Ratto
Father of Deborah Ann Ratto Dash
Brother of Rena Cerruti
Son of Antonio Ratto and Bernardina Ratto

Bio by: countedx58

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  • Added: 13 Jul 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9095490
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Ratto (14 May 1915–18 Apr 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9095490, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward, Alameda County, California, USA ; Maintained by countedx58 (contributor 46619236) .