Born on June 22, 1935, Antulio Reyna would know hard work most of his life. He worked alongside his parents and his nine brothers and sisters on farms in Mexico and Texas and again when he immigrated with his parents to Stockton, California in 1961. Despite the demanding work Antulio was a jovial sort, and content with the simpler things in life while he helped care for his parents as his siblings married and started families of their own. Antulio dedicated another 30 of work in the cannery industry before finally retiring. He dedicated his time to his large extended family, friends and to sports teams like the San Francisco 49ers, New York Yankees, and Boxing, and he was known for his encyclopedic retention of sports trivia. You rarely got a photo of Antulio not wearing his favorite 49er jacket. Antulio spent the last 16 years as a beloved community member at the Hotel Stockton, where he enjoyed talking with and assisting his neighbors in the iconic downtown building. His neighbors knew when Antulio had family plans; he’d be standing at the front door waiting for his brother or a nephew to pick him for a family gathering. Antulio died after a very short illness that caught everyone by surprise. He was preceded in death by his beloved parents Alfredo and Juanita Reyna, his brother Alfonso Reyna, and three sisters: Esther Reyna Del Bosque, Aurora Reyna Caro, and Eloisa Reyna Oyervidez. Surviving and celebrating their brother is Rufino Reyna of Oregon, Amalia Reyna Montalvo of Mexico, Joel S Reyna, Sr. of Stockton, Zoila Reyna Hernandez of Texas, and Elida Reyna Monteon of Linden, CA. Antulio is also survived by 28 nieces and nephews and scores of great and great-great nieces and nephews, and scores of local friends and neighbors.
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