John OsmettiJune 12, 1919December 6, 2016John Osmetti died peacefully at his son's home in Reno, NV on December 6, 2016 at the age of 97 1/2. He was born on June 12, 1919 in Grosotto, Italy in the Italian Alps, five miles from the Swiss border. In 1950 he married Teresa Trinca. In 1954, seeking a better life for himself and his family he immigrated to the US. Traveling to the US via a steam ship across the Atlantic Ocean, a train trip from New York to Reno, and a bus trip to Sierra Valley, California, where he ultimately settled and made his home on a ranch for the next 60 years. In 1956 he was joined by his wife and daughter from Italy.He was employed with the Western Pacific Railroad in Portola, California for 27 years. Starting in the track gang and over the course of time he became a Carmen Inspector until his retirement in 1984.John's wife, Teresa, passed in January, 1990 as a result of a long battle with cancer. John lived a blessed life with good health and an exceptional memory. He leaves behind three children, Marilena Moss, Lidia Osmetti, and Remo Osmetti and their respective spouses, Allen Moss, Robert Collins and Cindy Osmetti, five grandchildren, Daniel Moss, James Moss, Lindsey Owens, Adrianna Osmetti and Julianna Osmetti.Blessed with a happy disposition and great sense of humor, John will be missed by all who knew him.The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Saint Alberts the Great Catholic Church in Reno. Burial will follow at Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery where he will be interred with his wife.