Obituary: Peter J. Orrantia

Peter J. Orrantia
Posted at 10:47 AM, May 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-28 14:17:59-04

Peter J. Orrantia, 92, of Great Falls, passed away Monday, May 24, 2021. Pete was born March 29, 1929 in Somis, California to Jesus and Isabel Orrantia. After serving in the U. S. Army during the Korean War, he returned to Great Falls and married the love of his life, Janet Blanchard.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Janet; daughter, Glenda; sons, Peter (Laurie) and Dan (Melody); grandchildren, Christopher (Shauna) Rouns, Matthew (Kendra) Orrantia, Nicole (Kevin) Sherman, Remy Orrantia, and Hayley Orrantia; six great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Sanchez.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesus and Isabel; brothers, Jess, John, and Arthur; sisters, Ruth Rodriguez, Eloise Orrantia and Josephine March; his beloved granddaughter, Stephanie Marie and his best friend, Milton Blanchard.

A celebration of his life will take place later this summer. To read the complete obituary and share condolences, visit the Croxford Funeral Home website.