James Joseph Etcheto, November 23, 1930, to May 29, 1959
Requiem mass will be celebrated for James Joseph Etcheto Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas Aquinas cathedral. Recitation of the rosary will be held Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the 0’Brien-Rogers-Keilper chapel.
Mr. Etcheto, who died of polio May 29 in Mexico city, was taking an advanced course in foreign languages at Mexico City College and was to have completed his work in August. He had signed a contract to teach foreign language in a San Francisco high school. He was to have married Miss Elaine Zeitlmann, of Lovelock, member of the Humboldt county high school faculty, in Mexico City June 11.
A native of Turlock, Calif., Mr Etcheto was born there Nov. 23 1930 and moved to Susanville with his family in 1932. They came to Reno in 1938 and he attended high school here, graduating in 1947. He was a member of the high school tumbling team. On graduation he was named one of three winners of the Pepsi-Cola scholarship competition. Enrolling at University of Nevada he was awarded a Fleismann scholarship and he was an alternate for the Harold Smith scholarship awards. Active In ROTC he was a member of the rifle team and was affiliated with Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
On graduating from the university in 1953 he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the army reserve and after training in Ft. Benning, Georgia he assigned as an instructor in basic training at Ft Bliss, El Paso, Tex. Completing his active service in March, 1955 as a first lieutenant, he worked as a cashier for one year at the club Cal Neva, took a trip to Europe and in September of 1956 enrolled at the University of Nevada to work for a master degree in foreign languages. He entered Mexico College in 1958.
Surviving are his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Gascue of Reno; two sisters, June Tanner of Sacramento and Mrs, Francis Sejas of Stockton; four brothers, Peter Etcheto of Iuka, Kan., Raymond J. Etcheto of Japan, John Etcheto of Reno and John Gasque of Reno; two uncles, Martin Etcheto of Reno and Pierre Longis of Manteca, Calif. and a number of aunts and uncles in France.
– Reno Gazette-Journal