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Denise Porchetta

Jan 14, 1965 - Nov 07, 2023

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Erie, CO

Denise Avis Porchetta, age 58, of Erie, Colorado passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Cremation is entrusted to Howe Mortuary of Longmont, Colorado.Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www. howemortuary. com for the Porchetta family.

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Richard Leroy Armstead

Mar 11, 1931 - Feb 24, 2024

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Erie, CO

Richard Leroy Armstead, age 92, passed away quietly on February 24, 2024. Born on March 11, 1931, Richard “Dick” Armstead was a lifelong resident of Boulder County and a descendant of pioneers who settled in the Boulder area in the 1800’s. He spent his early years on his Grandfather’s ranch in Lefthand canyon where he first developed his love of ranch life. Dick was a true Cowboy who began riding in rodeos as a teen and went on to compete professionally as a bull rider in major rodeos throughout the region. He worked in stone masonry as a young man and soon started his own company, RL Armstead Masonry, which was involved in construction of many commercial buildings and residences throughout Boulder County. His final years were spent living the life he loved, working and enjoying his ranch near Erie, Colorado. Dick is preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Wanda Armstead, his brother Donald Armstead, and his daughter, Rhonda Armstead Jorgensen. He is survived by his wife, Joan Armstead, his daughter, Kit DiNatale, stepsons Glen Eastin and Danny Eastin, and his sister, Betty Armstead Wasson. He also leaves behind many adoring nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial will be held in May to celebrate Dick’s life with family and friends. To to the family or in memory of Richard L. Armstead, please

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Patrick Emil Hoff

Apr 24, 1935 - Feb 08, 2024

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Erie, CO

Patrick Emil Hoff, 88 of Erie, died February 8th, 2024 at his residence. Patrick was born in Burlington, Kansas, and spent his youth in Quinter and Grinnell in Gove County, western Kansas. He received his high school diploma from Grinnell High School in Grinnell, Kansas in 1953. Patrick served in United States Marine Corps from 1953 to 1956, and was honorably discharged with rank of Sergeant. One tour of duty in Korea with 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, and was a Recipient of National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and UN Ribbon and Medal. He graduated with an Associate's Degree from Pasadena City College, California in 1957. Patrick married Marianna B. Maier on August 8, 1959 in Arcadia, California. He was a proud and devoted father of two children, Elizabeth Ann (1965-2019) and Peter Edmund (1970-). Employed as electronics technician at Wahlgren Magnetics and Leach Corporation in southern California before moving to Boulder, Colorado to work at Ball Aerospace in 1967. Patrick worked at Valleylab Inc. in Boulder from 1968 to 1977, being honored as Top Salesman for 5 years in a row. He formed own business, Bionex, Inc. in 1980s and held patent on electrosurgical device. He enjoyed horticulture, bird watching, German cars, home maintenance, and basketball. Survived by wife Marianna, son Peter, and three grandchildren, Quinn (23), Tess (20), and Liam (16) of Kansas City, Missouri. Patrick will be cremated by Heritage Funeral and Cremation Services of Lafayette, Colorado. There will be no formal memorial service. To to the family or in memory of Patrick Emil Hoff, please

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Carole Gray

Sep 05, 1941 - Feb 15, 2023

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Erie, CO

Carole Gray, age 81, of Erie, Colorado passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. A celebration of life for Carole will be held Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 3:00 PM.

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Marie Emily Torres (née Montano)

Nov 12, 1930 - Jan 19, 2024

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Erie, CO

"Marie Emily Torres (née Montano) died peacefully at 93, surrounded by family, on January 26th, 2024, in Erie, Colorado. Born November 12th, 1930, her life was a testament to the enduring power of kindness. Marie spent most of her life in the San Luis Valley, graduating from Monta Vista High School. In Monte Vista, she met and married Jake Michael Torres, her lifelong husband of over 70 years, with whom she raised four sons. Marie was a dedicated working mother who raised a family while also pursuing a career that reflected her passion for nurturing and caring for others. She was a nurse at Monte Vista Hospital and later contributed to her alma mater’s food services program. She was a devoted member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and actively participated in the Ferdinand and Isabella Club. She demonstrated an unwavering commitment to her sons, an unconditional love for her grandchildren and extended family, and a passion for helping others. A playful yet profound kindness shaped her heart. During her lifetime, Marie advocated for the successful creation of a playground that helped nurture family and community life in Monte Vista. This space, cherished by her grandchildren and the community, stands as a lasting symbol of her legacy. Marie\u0027s dedication to political activism, particularly her support for JFK’s presidential campaign, exemplified civic engagement. While canvassing for Kennedy, she brought her sons along, making the endeavor not only a political act but also a deeply personal one. Through her actions, she instilled in her sons the importance of civic engagement and the profound impact each individual can have for the greater good. Although preceded in death by her husband, Jake, and her son, Tommy, Marie leaves a legacy of love and resilience in her sons, Timothy, Tyler, and Terry, as well as in her cherished grandchildren. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the caregivers and staff at Charleston Assisted Living Center in Erie, Colorado, for their compassionate care during Marie’s final years. In particular, we would like to thank Julie, who loved Marie like family. The dedication of the caregivers at Charleston brought immeasurable comfort and happiness to both Jake and Marie. The family also wishes to extend an invitation to all those who loved Marie: Services will take place at St. Joseph\u0027s Catholic Church in Monte Vista, Colorado, on February 2nd, 2024. We invite friends and family to join us for the viewing from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., followed by the recitation of the Rosary at 10:30 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will commence at 11:00 a.m. Those wishing to express condolences are welcome to donate to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (part of the San Juan Catholic Community). We extend our deepest sympathies to Marie\u0027s family and friends during this difficult time. Marie\u0027s journey was marked by love, service, and an unwavering commitment to her community. As we remember her, let us carry forward the kindness, devotion, and commitment to helping others that defined her life. To leave online condolences please visit; romerofuneralhomes.com. The Care of arrangements has been entrusted to Romero Valley Funeral Home of alamosa"

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Mark Andrew Buenzow

May 07, 1969 - Jan 23, 2024

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Erie, CO

Mark Andrew Buenzow, age 54, of Erie, Colorado passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2024. A funeral service for Mark will be held Friday, February 2, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM at Crist Mortuary, 3395 Penrose Place, Boulder, CO 80301. A committal service will occur Friday, February 2, 2024 from 11:45 AM to 12:15 PM at Mountain View Memorial Park, 3016 Kalmia Ave, Boulder, CO 80301. A visitation will occur Friday, February 2, 2024 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 3395 Penrose Place, Boulder, CO 80301.

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John Charles Bergin

Nov 13, 1931 - Jan 11, 2024

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Erie, CO

John Charles Bergin, age 92, of Erie, Colorado passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2024. In Loving Memory of John John Charles Bergin, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, was born in Denver, Colorado on 11 November 1931. He passed away peacefully in Erie, Colorado on 11 January 2024, leaving behind a legacy of love, strength, kindness, cherished memories, and the quiet strength that touched the lives of all who knew him. After a couple years of being a Denver Firefighter, John dedicated many years of his life to his work at Rocky Flats, where he showcased his commitment, dedication, and hard work. As a proud veteran of the Korean War, John exemplified courage and commitment in serving his country. As a man of faith, John found solace and strength in his Catholic beliefs. His commitment to his religious values was a guiding force throughout his life, providing him with comfort and purpose. John embraced life's adventures with enthusiasm and found joy in spending time with family and friends. He had a passion for playing tennis, whether it was a friendly match with friends or a competitive game with family members, embraced the beauty of nature through hiking, enjoyed the camaraderie of friends at the rec center, and sought adventure in water rafting. John's love for life was evident in every pursuit. John shared an incredible 67 years of love and companionship with his beloved spouse, Peggy. Together, they weathered life's joys and challenges, creating a legacy of love that will endure through the generations. John was preceded in death by his son, Matt, and siblings Bill, Jim, and Marg. He is survived by his loving children, Daniel and Julie (Vito), and his grandchildren, Alisa (Andy), Teresa, Matthew (Samantha), Maria (Evan), Rebeka (Dan), and Jacob. His great-grandchildren, Atley, Mackenzie, Bodhi, Leo, Gianna, and Luca, who kept him young. In addition to his immediate family, John is mourned by his sister, Marie. Known for his quiet and self-contained demeanor, John was an extraordinarily generous and humble soul. He was always willing to lend a hand to those in need, leaving a lasting impression on the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know him. His dry sense of humor shone through in his later years, bringing laughter and joy to those around him. May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. May John rest in eternal peace, and may the memories of his love, kindness, generosity, and humor continue to bring comfort to those who mourn his passing.

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David Margos

Jan 01, 1953 - Jan 08, 2024

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Erie, CO

David Margos age 70 years, passed away January 8, 2024 in his Erie home surrounded by his loving family who were his foundation and strength. He is preceded in death by his parents George and Annabelle Margos and his beloved little girl Amber Gladys Margos. David is survived by his beloved wife Deborah, his two incredible children Nick Margos ( Alissa) and Mindy Holman (Shane), Four Grandchildren, one Great-Granddaughter, and his siblings Alice Walker (Alex) DR Georgia Grantham (Kirk) and Nick Margos ( Barbara ). During his years at Salida High School, David showed his very competetive and disciplined side when he achieved several local and state Wrestling awards which are displayed in the Salida High Gymnasium. Upon graduation he enlisted in the US Navy and served four years on the USS Agerholm Destroyer ( DDS-86) as a Naval Quartermaster. After returning back to the states he worked several years at Climax Molybdenum Mine. Davids first toys as a child were tools and a carburetor given to him by his Uncle Mike. This ignited a lifelong passion for using tools to fix or build anything mechanical. This talent helped him build a pathway toward his future profession as an Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic at United Airlines. While attending Emily Griffith Technical College in Denver he worked for his Uncle Bill Kelly in his TV repair/Bicycle shop where he repaired bicycles during the day and studied airplanes in the evening. In 1986 he was hired by United Airlines in San Francisco and transferred to the United Denver base in 1991 and retired in 2017. His coworkers remember him as "always having a smile on his face and that he was all about helping others". In later years at Denver United, David was chosen to be part of an " Alert Crew", a group of very talented troubleshooting A&P Mechanics who assited other mechanics when needed. It brought him great satisfaction to help repair airplanes so passengers could continue on their flights. He was highly respected by his coworkers, appreciated for his attention to detail and his uncanny ability to come up with solutions for every problem and situation. He was known for his "story telling ability", quick wit and throwing snarky comments in there for good measure. Others remember his mischevious sense of fun and the "shenanigans" he initiated as well as his readiness to share "Scotch on the Rocks" with others. In 1991, David and his loving wife embarked on a journey that would shape their lives forever. They built their house and hangar at the end of the runway at Erie Air Park. He worked tirelessly adding his personal touch to create a beautiful, comfortable home and making sure that the hangar was big enough to hold his "lifetime" tool collection. He spent many enjoyable hours refurbishing and flying his 1941 Taylorcraft airplane. Many remember the Pumpkin parties at Halloween, There was food to eat, pumpkins to carve and drop out of airplanes. David enjoyed numerous adventures traveling in his RV with his wife and family. One particularly memorable adventure took him to Washington D.C. with his grandson Noah, where they saw the Vietnam War Memorial Wall together for the first time. Noah is now a Marine stationed in California. David took another trip to Alaska to help build an addition onto a friends house. After retiring, David enjoyed training his beloved Golden Retriever, Brodie, and becoming and avid duck, goose and pheasant hunter. He loved hunting and fishing with his son Nick, friends and his "puppy dog". David was dedicated to a balanced life of hard work , love of family and kindness. This was intertwined with a spirit of adventure, fierce determination and optimism. David brought joy and inspiration to everyone around him. He was a true "Renaissance Man", reinventing himself for every phase of his life. A " Celebration of Life " party will be helf at Erie Air Park later in the year, followed by graveside service at Salida Cemetary.

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Kenneth Louis Holderby

Dec 31, 1952 - Dec 13, 2023

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Erie, CO

Kenneth Louis Holderby, age 70, of Erie, Colorado passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2023. Kenneth was born December 31, 1952 in Anthony, Kansas. His parents were Louis Holderby and Bonnie Holderby. He attended Fairview High School. Following school Kenneth became a real estate agent and real estate investor. Kenneth enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Boulder Country Club.

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Ethel F. Roth

Nov 21, 1931 - Dec 24, 2023

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Erie, CO

Ethel F. Roth, 92, formerly of Grant County, IN, died December 24, 2023, at her daughter's home in Erie, Colorado. She entered the final stage of her life at peace.Ethel was born November 21, 1931, to the late Fred and Georgia (Gaddis) Thomas of Fairmount, IN.? She was a graduate of Fairmount High School's Class of 1949 and attended business college for six months afterward before leaving to accept a job at Fairmount State Bank. She would spend many additional years working in the banking business for Twin City State Bank (later Star Financial Bank). In 1974, she was recruited to join the Gas City Utilities office, where she retired as office manager in 1995.In the early years of her retirement, Ethel took on projects to document her family's history, including the compilation of family recipes and a pictorial/written narrative of the Gaddis-Thomas family tree dating to the late 1700s. She was also a seamstress, a lover of crossword puzzles, and a voracious reader. Most of all, she loved her family, her dogs Sophie and Missy, nightly phone conversations with her twin sister Edie, and ice cream - not necessarily in that order ????.She is survived by daughter Nancy (Joe) DiLaura, Erie, CO; son Michael (Barbara) Jacks, The Villages of Florida; granddaughters Shelly Barnard (Debbi Larson), Lafayette, CO, and Jennifer (Terry) Pack, New Palestine, IN; twin sister Edith Worl, Marion, IN; great-grandchildren Frances (Devin) Emery, Daphne and David Pack, and Nicholas Barnard Larson; great-great-granddaughter Elaina Emery, and beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Ronald Roth, and a sister, Loris Duling.Arrangements have been entrusted to the Fairmount Chapel of Armes-Hunt Life Celebration Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 415 S. Main St., Fairmount, IN. A graveside service will be planned for a later date.Memorial gifts may be made to the VP Foundation, PO Box 755, Graham, NC 27253, and TRU Community Care, 2594 Trailridge Drive East, Lafayette, CO 80026. TRU's hospice services were an indispensable contribution to Ethel's comfort in the last weeks of her life.Online condolences may be made at www.armeshuntfuneralhome.com.

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Zafrira Ben-Joseph

Feb 26, 1948 - Nov 30, 2023

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Erie, CO

Zafrira Ben-Joseph, age 75, of Erie, Colorado passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2023. A zafrira ben-joseph graveside service for Zafrira will be held Sunday, December 3, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM at Crist Mortuary, 3395 Penrose Place, Boulder, CO 80301.

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