On behalf of Chet's family we wanted you to know that he passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2009 to the great airplane in the sky. He was an exceptional father, husband, friend and grandfather. His enthusiasm for the people he loved, his sense of humor, his ability to make those around him feel special, and his eternal optimism will be sorely missed.
We will be holding services in Mesa, Arizona on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 12:00 pm, at All Saints Catholic Church, 534 N Recker Rd, Mesa, AZ 85205. There will be a reception to follow at 2:00 at Anzio Landing at Falcon Field, 2613 N Thunderbird Cir Mesa, AZ 85215. Everyone is more than welcome to come and celebrate the life of a man much beloved by all who knew him.
Feel free to send any thoughts or share any memories with us when you RSVP to Leslie@Sifferman.net.
In leu of flowers please feel free to give a donation in the name of Chet Rettig to the Sacred Heart Nativity Schools. They are amazing schools helping break the cycle of poverty through education, and these schools have a very special place in Dad's heart, as they are run by Fr. Peter Pabst, a Jesuit with whom he loved and respected. A link to this donation site can be accessed at:
Please know that Dad really loved his family and friends, and that he lived a happy if not too short a life.
All our love, Bobbie, Leslie (Sassie), and Rob