Ron Peet "Reinaldo Garcia"

Ron Peet "Reinaldo Garcia"

1950 - 2018

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Obituary of Ron Peet "Reinaldo Garcia"

Ron Peet, a.k.a. Reinaldo Garcia: Entertaining Angels

 

You crawled across dry thorns

And chewed cut glass.

Please come through my door,

Lay down on the grass.

 

I don't care where you've been

In the dark side of town.

Your history might be shameful.

 

I will always let you in.

I will never let you down.

I'm entertaining angels.

 

Now you're down on your luck.

Your spirit's broke.

I see your beggar's cup

Filled with busted hope.

Let this new day begin.

Before the sun goes down,

I'll know I served an angel.

 

I will always let you in.

I will never let you down.

I'm entertaining angels.

 

Hello stranger,

Drop your things,

Come on in.

There's no danger.

I see the wings

Beneath your skin.

 

I am no holy man,

Just a human.

Who must obey the plan

For communion.

 

It's a mortal sin

If I would renounce a man

Whose life is painful.

I will always let you in.

I will never let you down.

I'm entertaining angels.

Copyright 2014 NADJA MUSIC

 

Singer, songwriter, playwright, novelist, and screenwriter Reinaldo Garcia (known as Ron Peet to close friends and family) leaves a legacy of over 1.600 songs, ten CDs, and over twenty award-winning plays and screenplays that may be found on his website www.reinaldogarcia.com.

Born in the San Fernando Valley on May 4th, 1950, Reinaldo was a force of nature from the beginning who devoted himself, heart, mind, and soul, to everything he did. As a boy, he developed a love for fishing, baseball, and motorcycle racing that stayed with him to the end. His pursuit of Art and Truth led him all over the world. By the age of eighteen, he was already a published writer. By thirty-five, he was playwright-in-residence for three consecutive years of the state of New Mexico. His heroes included Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Philip Roth, Vladimir Nabokov, Milan Kundera, John Updike, and Dylan Thomas. Mexico was his lifelong muse, and he moved there in the late 1980s, where he wrote some of his best work and met his wife of twenty-nine years, Alma Sandra Castro Peet.

Saved by Jesus late in his life, Reinaldo sought a radically new Christian aesthetic, one that focuses on the pains and struggles of leading a Christian life on this earth, reflecting the fact that many of the psalms are lamentations. Each of these psalms ends on a note of hope, and Reinaldo honored this Biblical expression of the nuances of the human condition in his songs. You are invited to come and enjoy his vast repertoire of music during a closed casket visitation on January 4th, 2019, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm in the Mission Mortuary at 450 Camino El Estero in Monterey, California.

After the visitation, a service will be held from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm at the same location, full of worship and the hymns Reinaldo loved, led by Pastor Ted Esaki of El Estero Presbyterian Church. Pastor Ted became a loving friend and confidant to Reinaldo, visiting him almost every day during the last months of his life. Reinaldo left this life to be with his Lord and Savior on December 17, 2018. He is survived by his wife Alma, his daughters Victoria and Theresa, his father Gaynor, and his brothers Kevin, Lindsay, and Dennis.

At 2:00 pm a small group of family and friends will walk to Reinaldo's burial site at Cementerio El Encinal where Reinaldo wanted to be buried. His site is near Richard Farina's grave, to whom he dedicated his 2010 album EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL MUST BE BROKEN.

Reinaldo's grave overlooks the El Estero Lake and the Sollecito baseball field where Reinaldo played with his beloved teammates for over a decade. The ball field was a place of brotherhood that gave him incredible joy and inspired many songs.

His wife, Alma Sandra Castro Peet, and his daughter, Victoria Peet, have been infinitely blessed by Reinaldo's unconditional love, protection, and guidance through his wisdom, dynamic personality, and brilliance of mind.

People often asked if Reinaldo was a soldier. He had a deep sense of justice and a warrior's spirit. It is very likely that many of his battles were fought in the heavenly realms. On this earth he will share the fate of those whose unique talent will be unearthed and recognized with the passage of time, posthumously establishing them as creative icons.

For now, we say goodbye to our beloved unknown soldier. Reinaldo's unconditional love for his family is but a taste of the love the Lord has for His children. We will see Reinaldo again soon, and until then he is making music for the angels in the service of the Lord's celestial symphony.

 

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Friday
4
January

Visitation Memorial

9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Friday, January 4, 2019
Mission Mortuary
450 Camino El Estero
Monterey, California, United States
Friday
4
January

Worship Service

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday, January 4, 2019
Mission Mortuary
450 Camino El Estero
Monterey, California, United States
Friday
4
January

Private Burial

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday, January 4, 2019
Cementerio El Encinal
798 Fremont St.
Monterey, California, United States