Peter “Pete” Morros, age 81, made his journey home to be with the love of his life Irene F. Morros, grandson Joshua Peter Morros, and granddaughter Elizabeth Teresa Morros on April 3, 2018. He passed peacefully at his residence surrounded by love from his son John, daughter in-law Teresa, granddaughter Lora Ann, great grandson Aybel, and his 3 dedicated pups, Rosie, Bella and Lucy.
Coming from Ruth, Nevada, Pete lived a “Cinderella” life marrying Irene Fontana when he was just 15 years old. He was never a stranger to hard work as he worked in mining and construction in the summers while attending college in the fall. Pete obtained a degree in 1962 from the University of Nevada in Civil Engineering and accepted a job with the State of Nevada. During his long career of 38 years he worked under eight governors and created a new meaning to being Director of Conservation and Natural Resources. After retirement, Pete formed a private consulting company where up until his death, he still helped clients with their water rights.
Pete is survived by his 2 children, 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. He was most proud of his relationship with his extended family in Reno, Ely, San Francisco, San Diego and Greece.
A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, May 19th, at 11 am at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Ely. Services were also held on April 12th at Summit Christian Fellowship in Sparks. A private entombment is planned later at the Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to “Josh Morros – Because I Can” where Pete’s grandson’s legacy continues in his work helping with brain injury survivors and individuals with neurological conditions: 9475 Double R Blvd. #6, Reno, Nevada 89521.