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 On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, Pete D. Rentzeperes was taken by the Angels to join his wife, Ann (Benton) Rentzeperes.
   Born January 9, 1925, to George and Mary Rentzeperes of the North Side. Brother of Maria Zipah and the late Georgia Grohring and Vera Schellenberger; wonderful father of Georgiann (Bill) Barry, Diane (Greg) DePalma and Karen Rentzeperes; grandfather of Peter, Shannon, TJ, Mark, Katie, Doug, and Mariah; great-grandfather of five; numerous nieces and nephews.
   Pete enjoyed a full and adventurous life. A WWII veteran of the 82nd Airborne 508th PIR. He joined the Pittsburgh Police Department in 1952 where he spent 25 years and retired in 1978 as a sergeant.
  Friends may call Friday 2-8 p.m. at O'BRIEN'S, 3724 California at Cooper Aves., N.S. There will be a Funeral Service on Saturday 10 a.m. at the Funeral Home.
   In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution and his name to the 82nd Airborne Division, First SG Leonard A. Funk Mott, Chapter 147 Greenlea Drive, Moon Township, PA 15108-2648.
[ Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on May 19, 2016

[courtesy of "Trunet"]

Grave marker for Pete D. Rentzeperes in Section 1, Site 1082, National Cemetery Of The Alleghenies, Bridgeville (Allegheny county), Pennsylvania.

Peter registered for the draft on 9 January 1943 and was inducted into the Army in Pittsburg, PA on 11 March 1943.

Pvt Rentzeperes was transferred to Service Company 508th PIR on 26 October 1943.


On 16 January 1950, Peter submitted this application for the Pennsylvania WWII Veterans Bonus. He was credited with 28 months of domestic duty and 7 months of foreign service.  A bonus of $385 was awarded.

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