Renato Holguin, 91

W ells, VT – Renato Holguin, age 91, passed away on September 26, 2008 at his daughter’s home in Nashville, Tennessee.

Renato was born July 17, 1917 in Lima, Peru the son of Victor and Ines (Riveria) Holguin.

He served during World War II in the US Army Air Corps as a Staff Sergeant.  Renato was a recipient of the Prisoner of War Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, a Purple Heart, the Air Medal and One Oak Leaf Cluster.

At the completion of his military service, he was employed under the Vice President of McDonald –Douglass in the development of the F15 fighter program. He and his wife moved to Wells, VT in 1982 where he was employed as a professor in the Language Department at Castleton State College until his retirement. Three years ago, due to he and his wife’s declining health they moved to Nashville, Tennessee to be closer to their daughters.

Renato is survived by his wife of 61 years, Therese de Carmel Reilly. Also surviving are his four daughters: Ramona Nuttycomb, Therese Davies, Tina Russell, and Margaret Holguin, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Renato is also survived by his brothers and sisters in South America.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 4, 2008 at St. Mary’s Church, 23 Bulkley Ave. Granville at 10AM with the Rev. Thomas Zelker presiding. A burial with Military honors will follow at the Wells Cemetery in Wells, VT.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Robert M King Funeral Home, 23 Church St. Granville, NY.

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