Reno C. Pretti Oct. 17, 1918 – Sept. 18, 2013
Reno Pretti, a native of Glenwood Springs, died peacefully in his home in West Glenwood on September 18th. His son, Scott, and wife, JoAnn, were at his side. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn, three children, Scott, and Anderson Pretti, and Anne René Luter, and a sister, Sr. Marie René.
After graduating from Benedictine College, in Atchison, Kansas, Reno served as a navigator in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He earned his doctorate in economics from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Reno joined the Union Pacific Railroad where he rose to Vice-President of Research and Development, Omaha, Nebraska. In 1975, he relocated to Washington, D.C., as an economist for the Interstate Commerce Commission.
After retiring, Dr. Pretti continued to be active in community affairs in Glenwood Springs, serving in various capacities. He was a member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church and a lifetime member of the Benedictine Order for laymen.
A rosary is scheduled for 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 25th, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church. His funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 26th, followed by a breakfast for family and friends.
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