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Italia Vinnola

Jan 12, 1951 - Nov 29, 2023

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Aurora, CO

Italia Piera Vinnola, age 72, of Aurora, Colorado passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2023. A memorial service for Italia will be held Friday, December 8, 2023 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary & Cemetery, 7777 West 29th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.

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David Douglas O’Reilly

Mar 14, 1943 - Feb 16, 2024

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Aurora, CO

David Douglas O’Reilly was born on March 14, 1943, the eighth and final child of Loretta Marie Castonguay and William Patrick O’Reilly, in Oakland, Maine. As the youngest of the flock, he enjoyed the (at times tough) love and protection bestowed on him by his brothers and sisters. He passed at nearly 81 years old on February 16, 2024, in Aurora, Colorado during a snow and ice storm he would not have enjoyed. He is predeceased by his parents; siblings John, William Jr., Mary “Betty” (Metcalf), Arthur, Charles, and Katherine; and beloved nephew Michael Goodridge. He is survived by his sister, Georgia (Goodridge); his children, Justin and Jamie (Chris Vasquez); former wife, Mary (Kinnison); and nieces and nephews Kimberly (Russell), Cynthia Goodridge, Bill Goodridge, Mary (Altofer), Michael O’Reilly, Carole (Yoder), Kathleen (Zetune), Syndy (Solivan), Tanya (Wise), Jennifer (White), and Jeremiah Johnson. Dave stayed along the east coast in his youth. He met his future wife, Mary, by chance, as she was from Colorado and ended up in Connecticut after a road trip. She stayed there and worked in a woolen mill, eventually moving in with a friend in Stafford Springs, who happened to be Dave’s neighbor. After dating for a couple of years, they got married in Sedalia, Colorado, and after returning to Connecticut for a time, they moved permanently to Colorado. They lived in various places, including Lake George, Aurora, and Denver, and finally settled in Commerce City, where they purchased their first home. Not content to stagnate in a single industry, Dave tried many careers in his life. He proudly worked for his brother, John, at his O’Reilly Shell Station in Oakland, Maine, as a youth. He worked at McCallan’s Auto Parts, AMF Cuno, and Milton Bradley, among other places, while still out east. In Colorado, Dave worked as a truck driver for the now-defunct Interstate Motor Lines, as a security guard at Stapleton International Airport, and retired as a foreman at Wright & McGill (Eagle Claw Fishing Tackle Co.). Following a few years of retirement, he worked as a tutor to persons with disabilities at the Community College of Denver while earning an associate degree in mathematics and a Bachelor of Arts in History, eventually becoming a Mathematics Professor at CCD. He retired for good in 2011, even though he really didn’t want to. Dave was an urban-dwelling outdoorsman with varied interests. While on the east coast, he taught children how to enjoy and survive in the wilderness as a Scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts – a passion that he continued in a different troop in Colorado. He spent a lot of time camping, fishing, and hunting all over the state with friends and his children. Dave was also a sensei at a karate dojo for a time in his younger years. Dave the craftsman enjoyed creative projects: he made his own Osage orange long bow, arrows, and a deer hide quiver to go with them; he made wooden swords for his children and their friends; he built, and maintained for years, a miniature Boot Hill Cemetery, complete with funny epitaphs and a tiny fence; he customized the inside of his van in order to use it as a camper; and many more creative projects strewn about his life. Dave was known for his unique style of fashion. He had a flair for wearing camouflage prints, plaids, fringed leather jackets, and prints of nature images – his favorite shirt for a time had a very realistic rattlesnake on it that spooked one coworker at CCD. He loved Irish sweaters, cardigans, and Celtic jewelry. Other days, he favored Broncos, Avalanche, Nuggets, or Rockies jerseys and comfortable shorts. He had an array of hats that impressed: ballcaps of all his favorite teams and businesses, Stetsons, boonies, and ushankas (one had accidentally been set afire!). Sometimes he mixed pieces that didn’t quite go together, but rather than coming off as goofy, his outfits showcased his personality and highlighted him in a crowd. In true Dave form, he decided in 1993 to build up his small home, tripling the existing structure in size and finally getting the concrete driveway he’d wanted for a long time. After doggedly battling the city over permits and plans, construction began in 1994, with friends, his children, and neighborhood teens helping along the way. The finishing touches were completed in 1996. Dave’s benevolence preceded him. He freely gave of his time to the children in his family and his friends’ families, often taking them on excursions to the outdoors, restaurants, amusement parks, and to movies. He loved to dress up as Santa Claus, volunteering during Christmases to the joy of many kids, even appearing at a Christmas event for Governor Lamb at the Capitol and in a commercial for the old Aurora Mall. He was active in his church communities, volunteering at outreach events at the Nazarene church he attended in the 1990s, and becoming heavily involved in the Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus when he became a member at Our Lady Mother of the Church in Commerce City. As a Knight and Church member, he spent many happy days helping with the food bank, breakfasts and fish frys, maintenance, installing monuments, donning his regalia and honoring other Knights, and fundraising for the community. He served terms as Grand Knight and District Deputy. There were many instances over the years in which Dave helped those in need with money or groceries, no matter if he was financially well off. In one case, he fed and clothed the children of a neighbor for months after discovering their parents neglected them. He kept a watchful eye on the kids until authorities stepped in. Dave had many meaningful friendships in his life. He made some of his most cherished friends while working at Wright & McGill, spending time with them and their families with his own family in tow. There were many wonderful barbecues, birthday parties, and nights out at the drive-in. He was loyal to his friends, even sitting at the bedside of his long-time friend, Ralph Edwards, as he passed away. He met another long-time friend, Jeff Martinez, while volunteering at Our Lady Mother of the Church. They have been inseparable since and have enjoyed many trips to Jeff’s cabin and Saturdays just shooting the breeze. Jackie King and Dave became fast friends through their love of music and birds; they sang in churches together, went on birding trips, and she shared her love of multi-cultural foods with him. She also convinced him to go back to college, earn his math and history degrees, and teach with her at CCD. There are many Knights that Dave enjoyed working with, especially during the community breakfasts. Dave would thank, if he could say it himself, all of his wonderful friends, family, and neighbors for the beautiful experiences he had in his life with them. Jeff, Jackie, Ralph, Carolyn, Kurt, Gary, Nancy, Richard, and so many more friends: thank you for being with him and loving him the way he deserved – you were truly important to him and treated him with respect and sincerity. Kathy, Georgia, Cindy, Kim, Billy, and Mikey, and the rest of the clan: thank you for all the fun you had with him while he still lived out east; he never forgot any of those memories and loved all the letters and phone calls throughout the years. Mary: thank you for loving Dave and remaining friends even after the divorce; he may not have always been nice about it, but he appreciated that you stayed in his life. Justin: thank you for being there for Dave the last few years, doing what you could to help him around the house and making sure he took his medicines and had what he needed each day. If Dave impacted your life in a positive way, and you feel the need to do something nice because of it, help someone with a hot meal, call someone you love that you haven’t spoken to in a while, or take your kid fishing – these are the kinds of things that meant the world to him

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Edward Donald Allan

Mar 23, 1942 - Feb 21, 2024

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Aurora, CO

Edward Donald Allan, 81, of Aurora CO, passed away on February 21, 2024, in Aurora. Ed was born in Denver, CO to Donald Augustus Allan and Mary Catherine Thomas Bradley Allan on March 23, 1942. He went to high school at Mullen and graduated in 1960 as a salutatorian. He went on to earn a degree in Accounting from Regis College (University). He worked as an accountant throughout his career and in 1987 he went into business with his brother-in-law at Alderman Tool & Die until retiring in 2019. Beginning in 1965 and until present he was a Broncos season ticket holder and rarely missed a game and even attended four Super Bowls. He coached girls fast pitch softball with Regis Jesuit High School and Twisters 18U and A/B league as well as playing men’s fast pitch softball for many years with family and friends. Ed is survived by his wife Brigitte Allan, of Aurora. His children: Greg (Amanda), Gina, Renee (Jon) & Alicia. Grandchildren: Allanna, Nathan, Sarah (Fabio), Miranda, Mason, Henry & Declan. Great Grandchildren: Amberlyn, Rebecca, Xander & Stella. Siblings: Rob (Judy), Aileen (Jim), Mary Jane, Rick (Carol), Randy (Regina) & Willie (Janna). He is preceded in death by his loving grandson Matthew. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 4, 2024: Visitation at 10:30a.m., Recitation of the Rosary at 11: 00a.m, Funeral Mass at 11:30a.m., in the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary Chapel, Rite of Committal at 12:30p.m., Mount Olivet Cemetery, 12801 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. Reception to follow at 2:00p.m., Knights of Columbus, 2911 W 104th Ave., Northglenn CO 80234. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Christopher Paul Trujillo

May 08, 1984 - Feb 21, 2024

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Aurora, CO

Christopher Paul Trujillo, age 39, of Aurora, Colorado passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. A memorial service for Christopher will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM at Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary & Cemetery, 7777 West 29th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.

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Virginia Lee Duvall

Aug 16, 1948 - Feb 22, 2024

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Aurora, CO

Virginia Lee Duvall, 75, of Aurora, Colorado passed away unexpectedly at her home in Aurora, Colorado.Virginia Lee was born August 16, 1948, at Audubon, Iowa to Harlan “Jack” and Mildred (Lincoln) Duvall. The family moved to Atkinson, Nebraska and then to Ord in 1960, where Virginia graduated from Ord High School in 1966. Following high school Virginia continued her education at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching. She went on to teach English at DeWitt and Palmer, Nebraska. In the mid 90’s Virginia moved to Denver, Colorado. While in Denver, she worked as a paralegal for the State of Colorado Transportation Department and retried in her early 60’s.During the late 70’s, Virginia served in the Peace Corp for two years in Tunisia teaching English and French. She enjoyed participating in the Sweet Adeline’s singing group; quilting, sewing, crocheting and reading.Survivors include three brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Nancy Duvall, Arthur and Tanya Duvall and Lester and Ninette Duvall; a sister, Linda Freeman; and numerous nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Donna and Rose; and a brother-in-law, Richard Freeman. Ms. Duvall’s wishes were to be cremated. She will be laid to rest in the Ord City Cemetery following a private family gathering.

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Mario Suarez

Nov 24, 1953 - Feb 10, 2024

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Aurora, CO

Mario Suarez was born in Fremont Ohio to Gilberto and Hortencia Suarez on November 24th, 1953. He passed away due to complications from liver cancer on February 10th in Aurora, Colorado.He met his wife Ann Suarez in his hometown of Casa Grande, AZ in 1974 and they were married in 1976. In 1979, they moved to Aurora, Colorado where they made a home and raised their three children, Miguel, Mario, and Teresa. Mario worked as a mechanical designer throughout his life, but his passions were volunteering as a Scout leader and spending time with his six grandchildren. As a Scouter, he volunteered for nearly 40 years, earned his Wood Badge, participated in Order of the Arrow, and received many awards including the Silver Beaver award.Mario is survived by his wife Ann, his brothers Gilberto Suarez (Cynthia) and Daniel Suarez (Jennifer), his Sister Maria Davis (Gregory), his children Miguel (Amber), Mario (Tasha) and Teresa (Nathan), and his six grandchildren Sam, Jack, December, Drea, William, and Kayla.A celebration of Mario's life will be held at Fairmount Cemetery at 11:00 AM on the second of March.

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Christopher Armando Torres Delgado

Jan 26, 2008 - Feb 16, 2024

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Aurora, CO

Christopher Armando Torres Delgado26 Enero, 2008 ~ 16 Febrero 2024Visitation, Friday, March 1, 2024 at 5:00m, with Prayer Service at 6:00pm.Funeral Service, Saturday, March 2, 2024 with a Viewing at 9:00am, FuneralService at 10:00am, all Services at Romero Funeral ~ Chapel of Repose15150 E Iliff Ave, Aurora, CO.  Interment at 1:00pm, St Simeon Cemetery,22001 CO 30, Aurora, CO.

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Steven Douglas Nilsson

Nov 23, 1965 - Feb 17, 2024

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Aurora, CO

Steven Douglas Nilsson, age 58, of Aurora, Colorado passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024. Steven was born in Rochester , New York.

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Tru Pham

Feb 05, 1939 - Feb 17, 2024

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Aurora, CO

Tru Pham, age 85, of Aurora, Colorado passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024. He was born February 5, 1939 in Vietnam. He is married to Ngan Thi Duong. A visitation for Tru will be held Sunday, February 25, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Olinger Hampden Mortuary & Cemetery, 8600 East Hampden Ave, Denver, CO 80231. A funeral service will occur Monday, February 26, 2024 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, 8600 East Hampden Ave, Denver, CO 80231. A graveside service will occur Monday, February 26, 2024 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, 8600 East Hampden Ave, Denver, CO 80231.

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Lawrence Polidore Sr.

Jan 05, 1937 - Feb 05, 2024

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Aurora, CO

Lawrence Polidore Sr. was born on January 5, 1937, to Leon and Pearl Polidore in Franklin, Louisiana. They later moved to Orange, Texas. Lawrence, also known to many as “Dizzy,” was always very laid back and a joy to be around. Lawrence attended Mount Calvary Baptist church as a kid along with his parents and siblings, Alma, Amos and Rosetta. He also attended Emma H Wallace from elementary through high school. He is a member of the class of 1955. After high school he enlisted in the US Army. When he returned to Orange, he worked at Livingston Shipbuilding and a carbon black company. Later in life when he relocated to Denver, Colorado he started a career as a security guard in which he retired. While attending Wallace High school he met and later married Shirley Dennis. Together they have three children. Lawrence Jr., Daphne, and DeShawnda. In his pastime, he enjoyed watching sports. He loved to cheer on his Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, LA Lakers and Denver Nuggets as well as listening and dancing to all types of music and making memories with friends and family. Lawrence entered into his eternal rest on Monday, February 5, 2024 at University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, CO. Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents and sister Alma. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Shirley, his son Lawrence Jr, daughters Daphne and Deshawnda, his siblings Amos Polidore and Rosetta Kyle (Jay). His grandchildren, DizTorsha Lavan (Ray), Brittani and Bryanna Polidore, Eriel Jordan and Markee Hudson Jr. as well as a host of relatives and friends. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of , please .

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Christine Marie Kramer

Sep 01, 1977 - Feb 14, 2024

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Aurora, CO

Christine Marie KramerSeptember 1, 1977 ~ February 14, 2024Visitation, Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 9:00am, with a Funeral Mass to follow at 10:00am at Queen of Peace Parish, 13120 E Kentucky Ave, Aurora, CO.

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