The Tri-County Obituary Project

Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.



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Ciamco, Giuseppi
Guiseppi Ciamco – Yuma Pioneer – July 22, 1910 – Brother Stabs Brother – Trinidad – A report comes from Forbes, near this city, that four Italians, miners, were the participants in what appears one of the most brutal crimes in the history of Las Animas county. Palo Ciamco, assisted by a friend, Guiseppi Gampacorta, the report says, held his brother, Guiseppi, while another brother, Giasue, stabbed him to death. Palo Ciamco and Giuseppi Gampacorta are in jail in this city, but Giasue Ciamco is still at large although a large posse has been scouring the country.

Cianflone, Anthony Gregory
Anthony "Antonio" Gregory Cianflone - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2003 - Anthony "Antonio" Gregory Cianflone passed away Jan. 10, 2003, in Walsenburg, Colo. He was 82 years old. Mr. Cianflone was born June 13, 1920, to Gregory Cianflone and Raffaella Sposato, in Sambiese, Italy. He came to the United States in 1920 from Italy, first making his home in New York. Anthony graduated from Alexander Hamilton High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., and attended City College of New York in 1938. World War II interrupted his college career and he served in the Unites States Army from November 1942 to 1945. He was involved in the African and Italian Campaigns. While in Italy, serving as Provost Marshall, he met Lorena Vera Malucchi. In 1945, he returned to the Unites States, and Lorena later followed. They were married July 1947 in New York City. Mr. Cianflone then completed his college degree in civil engineering and the family moved to Riverton and Cody, Wyo., where he was employed by the Bureau of Reclamation. He still owns his summer home in Green Creek, Wyo. In 1965, they moved to Pueblo, Colo., and continued his career in construction damn engineering, working on the Frying Pan-Arkansas project until his retirement in 1981. Mr. and Mrs. Cianflone then moved to Boulder, Colo., in 1982, and to Louisville, Colo., in 1984 to be with their family. In 1972, he retired as a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army Reserves. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion and Tri City Elks. He spoke four languages fluently, Italian, English, French and Spanish and read Latin. He had an appetite for knowledge and was attending college classes even after his retirement. Anthony is survived by his three children, Alexander Cianflone, Pueblo, Colo.; Anthony (Belinda) Cianflone, Louisville, Colo., and Isabel (Tim) Cover, Louisville, Colo.; six grandchildren; brother, Ettore Cianflone, Long Island, N.Y.; and numerous nieces and nephews. His wife, Lorena, Feb. 20, 1999; and his parents, Gregory and Raffaella Cianflone, preceded him in death. Rosary, Thursday, 7 p.m., Darrell Howe Mortuary, Lafayette, Colo.; Memorial Mass, Friday, 10:30 a.m., St. Louis Catholic Church, Louisville, Colo.

Ciavonne, Michael
Michael Ciavonne - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 2002 - Michael Ciavonne was born in Pueblo, Colo., on Aug. 15, 1918. His parents were Ann Salimeno and Dominic Ciavone. Michael graduated from Pleasant View High School. He attended Pueblo Junior College and Western State College before joining the Marines, and serving in the Pacific Theater. After World War II, Michael went to the University of Washington and the University of Denver, where he earned his masters degree in social work and met and married Jean Gunnarson, who was also studying for her masters in social work. Michael worked for the Veterans Administration in Pueblo, and as a school social worker; first in Denver, and then in the District 11 schools in Colorado Springs. After he retired from School District 11, he went back to an early love: art. Michael enjoyed painting and pottery, but he was known for his bronze sculptures, showing often at the Loveland Invitational, as well as the Sedona, Ariz., Show, Grand Junction Art on the Corner Exhibit, and the Art in the Park Exhibit in Manitou Springs. His children plan to continue to show his work. Michael was also known for his sense of humor and his expert cooking ability. He was deeply loved by all. Michael was predeceased by his brother, Ted. He is survived by his sister, Elsie Farbo; and his children: daughter, Carol and son-in-law Hody Wilson, and granddaughter, Allegra; daughter, Mary Ann and son-in-law Jack Ziegler, and grandsons Patrick and Dominic; and son, Ted and daughter-in-law Linda, and grandson Luke and granddaughter Adriane. A celebration of Michael's life will be held in the Theater Lounge at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 West Dale St., on Saturday May 4, from 2-5 p.m. A brief tribute will begin at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Pikes Peak Library District for the Jean Ciavonne Poetry Awards for Children.

Ciavonne, Ted R.
Ted R. Ciavonne - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2001 - Ted R. Ciavonne, age 81, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away Nov. 27, 2001. Predeceased by parents, Domenick and Ann Ciavonne; and son, Michael A. Ciavonne, Sept. 21, 1968, at the age of 19 years old. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Jo Ciavonne, of the family home; daughter, Patricia Ann (Ross) Mersinger, Minnesota; granddaughter, Pamela Mersinger and twin grandsons, Michael and Christopher Mersinger, all of Chicago; grandson, Patrick Mersinger, Washington, D.C.; and grandson, J.D. Mersinger of Louisiana. Also survived by brother, Michael Ciavonne, Colorado Springs; sister, Elsie Farbo, Pueblo; brother-in-law, Edward Vadnal, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joe and Frances DeShell and sister-in-law, Doris Gerry, all of Pueblo; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Connie and Robert Beck of Virginia. Mr. Ciavonne was a longtime businessman in the Union Avenue District. He owned and operated "Ted's Vending Machines" until his retirement in 1980. Mass of Christian burial, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, Shrine of St. Therese. The family will receive friends at the church following the Mass. There will be a private interment. Those who wish may make contributions to the Holy Cross Abbey, Canon City, Colo., 81212, in memory of Mr. Ciavonne.

Cicero, Charles
Charles Cicero - Pueblo Chieftain - June 06, 2003 - Charles Cicero, 93, passed away June 4, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Dec. 24, 1909, in Pueblo, Colo., to Henry and Maria Cicero, who preceded him along with his loving wife of 67 years, Lena Cicero, who passed away March 31, 2003. He is survived by his son, Charles H. (Susanne) Cicero of Florida; granddaughter, Tamar (Aaron) Lawrence; great-granddaughters, Rebecca, Jessica and Amanda Ettlich; and sister, Lillian (Jimmy) Conty. Charles was a life member of Pueblo Elks No. 90 (BPOE). Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Cicero, Lena
Lena Cicero - Pueblo Chieftain - April 03, 2003 - Lena Cicero, 88, born May 8, 1914, passed away March 31, 2003. Survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Charles Cicero; son, Charles H. (Susanne) Cicero, Florida; granddaughter, Tamar (Aaron) Larson; great-granddaughters, Rebecca, Jessica and Amanda Ettlich; and sister, Rose (John) Yackavelli. Lena was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish and the Ladies Fidelity Lodge No. 56. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the charity of donor's choice in her memory.

Ciciliano, Mary S.
Mary S. Ortiz Ciciliano - Pueblo Chieftain - November 3, 1987 - Mary S. Ortiz Ciciliano, Nov. 1, 1987. Wife of the late Frank Ciciliano. Sister of Eloyda Cordova, Trinidad. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Graveside services 10 a.m. Thursday, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Cid, Jacqueline
Jacqueline Cid - Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 1986 - Jacqueline Cid, April 14, 1986. Wife of Ramon Cid, who passed away Dec. 25, 1944. Daughter of Tony and Phylis Spinuzzi, who passed away in 1945. Mother of Raymond Cid; grandmother of Kenneth and Cheryl Cid, and sister of Connie (Eugene) Berens, all of Pueblo. Sister-in-law of Flora, Sylvia, Anna, and Helen Spinuzzi. Also survived by very close friends, Theresa DiSanti and Prescilla Hoover; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brothers, Charlie, Sam, Santo, Tony, Joe, Ralph, and Jack Spinuzzi; and sisters, Anna Taullie and Mary Starginer. Member of St. Francis Xavier Parish. Services, St. Francis Xavier Church: Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment, Roselawn. The family will receive friends at 23950 Cardinal Road.

Cid, Minnie
Minnie Cid - Pueblo Chieftain - January 14, 2006 - Minnie Cid, 95, of Pueblo passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, four brothers and one niece. Survived by daughter, Ruth (Robert) Cramer; grandchildren, Bob (Lisa) Cramer, Nancy Cramer; great-grandchildren, Catie and Travis Cramer; nephews, Bill (Lyn) Bergondo, Alvin Bergondo. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Reception will follow at St. Mary Church. Private family inurnment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Cierniak, Stella
Stella Cierniak - Pueblo Chieftain - June 08, 1986 - Stella Cierniak passed away unexpectedly at the family home on June 5, 1986. A wonderful mother, her pride was in her family. She was the wife of Victor Cierniak; the mother of Helena (William) Grublak; and the grandmother of John Victor Grublak. Services at St. Leander Church. Recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Sunday and Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. Monday. Interment in Mountain View Cemetery. Contributions may be made in her name to the Heart Association either directly or through the funeral home.

Cierniak, Victor
Victor Cierniak - Pueblo Chieftain - February 28, 1987 - Victor Cierniak was born Aug. 27, 1906, in Hamburg, Germany, and passed away Feb. 26, 1987, in Pueblo, Colo. A retired employee of Colorado University in Boulder, he came to Pueblo in 1981. Sadly missed by daughter, Haline (William) Grublak, and grandson, John Victor Grublak. Also survived by numerous relatives in Germany and Poland. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday, March 2, at St. Leander Church. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. The body will lie in state from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and from 9 a.m. to service time Monday at the church.

Cimino, Thomas L.
Thomas L. Cimino - Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home – November 20, 2003 - Thomas L. Cimino, 88 departed this life peacefully on Nov. 17 in the company of loved ones. He was born Nov. 21, 1914, in Jansen to Domenico and Mary Cimino. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers Vince, Nick and Frank and his sister, Faye Antista. Tom married Lina Maglia on April 13, 1944. She survives him along with their daughters Carol (Pat) Patrick of Trinidad and Leanna (Michael) McCully of Ypsilanti, Mich.; grandsons Patrick (Raquel) Malone of Pueblo, Thomas McCully and Charles McCully both of Ypsilanti; and one great granddaughter, Cortney Malone of Pueblo, step grandchildren Chris and Megen McCully and Megen's daughter, Jesse. He is also survived by his brothers Carl (Tessa) Cimino of San Diego, Domenic (Marge) Cimino of Denver, sisters Francis Antista of Trinidad, Rose Galasso of Denver, Sarah (Sam) Ringo of Trinidad, Lena (Charles) DeJoy of Petaluma, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Anna Bacus of Cupertino, Calif. and Helen Maglia of Trinidad, special friend, Paula Ozzello, numerous nieces, nephews and cherished friends. Tom was a lifelong resident of Trinidad and served his country in World War II. He saw combat action as an Army infantryman with the 78th Lightning Division in the European Theater. Before joining the service, Tom worked at Triangle Chevrolet, where he started as an apprentice repairman in the body shop and was promoted to the sales force within six months. He returned to Triangle after his military service and in 1959 became part owner of the company. He and his two partners owned the business until Tom's retirement in 1978, when he was the sole owner of Triangle Chevrolet Buick. During his four-decade career, he was widely regarded by his peers, employees and customers as honest, kind and fair. Among Tom's accomplishments were the 1962 Businessman of the Year award from the Agri-Business Institute; special recognition in 1975 from the Chevrolet Motor Division of General Motors for more than 25 years of service as a successful franchise dealer; named Outstanding Businessman of the year by the Trinidad-Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce in 1975; a citation from the Colorado Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education for his service on the Advisory Council for Trinidad State Junior College; outstanding sales awards from Chevrolet Motor Division and General Motors in 1977; and recipient of the Chenoweth Award from the Trinidad-Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce in 1982. Tom's service to the community included the following endeavors: past president and past board member of Trinidad Kiwanis International; member of the TSJC Advisory Council from 1964-77; past member of the Urban Renewal Board of Directors; served on the board of directors for the National Auto Dealers' Insurance Corp.; sat on the board of the Trinidad Housing Authority; belonged to the Holy Name Society, the Knights of Columbus and the Fraternal Order of Italians. He was past president of the Golden K Kiwanis Club and the Trinidad-Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce. He also volunteered for bus patrol at East Street School and enjoyed active involvement in the Trinidad Auto Club. Visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home, and the Holy Rosary will be recited there in his memory at 7p.m. Thursday. Father Bob Hagan will celebrate a Funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 1 p.m. Friday, Tom's 89th birthday. Interment will follow at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery, Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Honorary pallbearers are Tom's numerous loving nephews. Active pallbearers are Patrick Malone, Thomas McCully, Charles McCully, Gerald Maglia, Greg Cimino and Ray Barela. Following interment, friends are invited to gather with the family at Chef Liu's restaurant. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinidad Area Catholic Community, 235 N. Convent, Trinidad, CO 81082. The family may be contacted at the Tom Cimino residence. The family of Tom Cimino has entrusted arrangements to the Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home.

Cincotta, Soledad
Soledad "Sally" Pacheco Cincotta - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 1986 - Soledad "Sally" Pacheco Cincotta, 65, late of 615 E. Seventh St., died March 15, 1986. She was formerly of La Veta and Walsenburg and had lived in New Jersey from 1946 to 1979. A Pueblo resident for the past seven years. Preceded in death by husband, Bartolo A. Cincotta, of West New York, N.J., in 1973. Survived by children, John Cincotta, Fremont, Calif., Joseph Cincotta of West New York, N.J., and Grace Cincotta of Pueblo. Survived also by aunt, Fredelina Pacheco of Pueblo; brothers and sisters, Alfred Pacheco, Luciano Pacheco, Louie DeShea, and Albert Pacheco, all of Denver; Delia Gallegos of Los Angeles, Calif., and Patricia Ortiz of Grand Junction; and two grandchildren. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Our Lady of Guadalupe Society and Sacred Heart Cathedral. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Rivera Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family at 615 E. Seventh.

Cingoranelli, Mary
Mary Cingoranelli - Pueblo Chieftain - February 24, 1986 - Mary Cingoranelli, 1201 W. Second, Florence, Feb. 22, 1986. Preceded in death by husband, Antonio Cingoranelli, and two daughters, Loretta Javornick and Peggy Tuttle. Survived by Sim (Margaret) Cingoranelli, Dominick (Christine) Cingoranelli, Robert (Glenda) Cingoranelli, Annabell (Gene) Graham; and brothers, Gus, Tony, Michael and Dominick Vendetti, and a sister, Angela Frantz; 21 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Services: St. Benedicts Catholic Church, Florence. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, and Mass of the-Resurrection, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment, Union Highland, Florence.

Cipriani, Margaret Ann
Margaret Ann Cipriani - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 1998 - Margaret Ann Cipriani, 65, passed away Oct. 22, 1998. Survived by her husband, Toney Cipriani, of the family home- sons, Tony (Kris) Cipriani, Houston, Texas, Tom (Julie) Williams-Cipriani, Fort Collins, Larry (Rhonda) Cipriani and Ken (Nancy) Cipriani, all of Pueblo, and Mark (Gayle) Cipriani, Aurora- and daughter-in-law, Jessica Cipriani. Grandmother of David, Paul, Riley, Dylan, Jami, Kristine, Christopher, Andrea, Allison, Ryan and Megan Cipriani, Dion Kitchen, and Jason and Justin Corneilson. Also survived by her brothers, James (Dorothy) Lane, Bill (Pauline) Lane, John (Margie) Lane and Charles (Patricia) Lane- sister-in-law, Mary Margaret Lane- as well as numerous nieces and nephews- brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law in New York and New Jersey. Preceded in death by son, William Cipriani- and brother, Robert Lane. Margaret was a registered nurse at St. Mary-Corwin, working in OBGYN and retired after 37 years. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, Monday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at the family home following the services at 2540 Hollywood Drive.

Cirbo, John G.
John G. Cirbo - Pueblo Chieftain - April 23, 1967 - John G. Cirbo, of 1606 W. 19th, April 21. Father of Mrs. Irene Lucero, Pueblo, and Mrs. Agnes Singer, Colorado Springs. Brother of Miss Helen Cirbo, Mrs. Anna Hunyada and George Cirbo, Pueblo; Steve Cirbo, Ramah, Colo.; Andrew Cirbo, Matheson, Colo.; Emil Cirbo, Leadville, Colo., Mrs. Frances Zember. Walsenburg. Survived also by eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Veteran of service with the U S Army in World War I. Member of St. Michael's Parish, Calhan, National Slovak Society 236, Calhan, and the VFW in Calhan. Retired farmer. Rosary recitation 8 p.m. Monday, Funeral Home Drawing Room. Requiem Mass 10 a.m. and military interment Tuesday Calhan, Colo.

Circle, Elver
Elver (Hick) Circle - Pueblo Chieftain - July 06, 2000 - Elver (Hick) Circle, born May 31, 1922, passed away July 3, 2000, after a long illness. Survived by his wife, Mildred; son, Bill; daughter, Virginia; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Graveside services at Imperial Memorial Gardens, 3 p.m. Friday. The family will also greet family, friends, and relatives at the family home.

Circo, Vincenzo
Vincenzo Circo – Eagle Valley Enterprise – May 4, 1917 – Explosion in Hastings Mine – Note: Vincenzo Circo is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, April 27, 1917. Vincenzo Circo: Italian, age 39, married with five surviving children. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion due to an open safety lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities.” See http://www.kmitch.com/Huerfano/hastings.html for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Ciruli, Floyd D.
Floyd D. Ciruli – Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 1960 – Floyd Ciruli Dies In Sleep At Home – Death came to Floyd H. Ciruli, 61, of 644 S. Prairie, during his sleep in his home Tuesday. A native of Pueblo, he had been a partner in the Ciruli Oil Co. for 35 years. Mr. Ciruli attended Pleasant View School. He was a member of St. Therese Parish, Victor Elks Lodge, Travelers Protective Assn., and the Police Protective Assn. He was the husband of Mrs. Irene Ciruli and father of Gene and Lester F. Ciruli, Mrs. Donna Moreschini, Mrs. Dorothy Tuttoilmondo, Mrs. Betty DeMartino, and Mrs. Christine Walker, all of Pueblo. He was the brother of Harry and Louis Ciruli, and Mrs. Mary Ciruli, all of Pueblo. Seven grandchildren also survive. The George F. McCarthy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ciruli, Irene Mildred
Irene Mildred Ciruli - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 2002 - Irene Mildred Ciruli, 86, passed away, Oct. 26, 2002. A long time Pueblo resident, Irene was born March 6, 1916, in Pheifer, Kan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Ciruli; sisters, Mary (Casper) Jorstad, Elizabeth (Durward) Moore, and Rose (Sam) Rodin; brothers, Clarence (Anna), John and George (Lena) Falkenstein; nieces, Lavina (Joe) Jamnick and Geneva Wesler. She is survived by son, Floyd Ciruli; and his wife, K.K. of Denver, Colo.; and nieces and nephews, Lorraine Kennedy, Martina (Bob) Moyot, Kathy (Paul) Hensen, Leroy Falk, Margaret Falkenstein, Norman Rodin and Rita Scott and many other nieces, nephews and cousins. Irene was the assistant manager of Mount Carmel Credit Union, south side branch. In her retirement, she assisted many Pueblo charitable organizations. She volunteered for 11 years with St. Mary-Corwin Hospital medical library, and was a member of the Dante Alighieri Society. In 1943, Irene Ciruli married Floyd Ciruli, who was president of Ciruli Oil and passed away in 1960. Her son, Floyd, is president of Ciruli Associates of Denver. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to St. Mary-Corwin Foundation in care of the funeral home office.

Ciruli, Joseph Harry Sr.
Joseph Harry Ciruli Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 2000 - Joseph Harry Ciruli Sr., age 77, passed away June 26, 2000. He is survived by his son, Joseph H. (Marcia) Ciruli; and daughter, Debbie Ciruli, both of Pueblo. Grandfather of Jeffrey (Tiffany) Ciruli, Michelle Ciruli and Michael (Crystal) Ciruli. He is also survived by one great-grandchild, Kennady Ciruli; and sister, Virginia Mueller, both of Pueblo; and numerous family members and friends. Mr. Ciruli, a World War II Navy veteran, was a member of American Legion Post 203 and the Teamsters Union Local 13. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial Mass, Wednesday, 7 p.m., St. Joseph Church in Blende. Please omit food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph Church Memorial Fund.

Ciruli, Melio
Melio Ciruli – Pueblo Star Journal – January 11, 1956 – Melio Ciruli. Services Wednesday 9 a.m. Funeral Home Chapel. Gate of Heaven, Roselawn.

Cirullo, Bernard L.
Bernard L. Cirullo - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 1977 - Bernard L. Cirullo of 1909 Elmwood Lane, June 23, 1977. Husband of Mrs. Mary E. Cirullo. Father of Bernard L. Cirullo Jr., San Bernardino, Calif., John J. and Frank Russell Cirullo, Leadville, Colo., and David Cirullo and Mrs. Teresa Mary Erjavec, Pueblo. Brother of Frank and Joe Cirullo. Louis and John Amella. Mrs. Josephine Haranac, Mrs. Lucy Monchak, Mrs. Stella Daurio and Mrs. Steffie West, all of Pueblo, and Joseph Amella, Chicago, Ill. Brother-in-law of Charles Saits and Mrs. Lillian Haenner, both of Pueblo, and Mrs. Jennie Brown, Fullerton, Calif. Survived also by seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sisters, Mrs. Rose Savarino, Feb. 26, 1976. Member of Holy Family Parish and Retired Men's Club. USWA Local 2102. Mr. Cirullo retired from the CF&I Steel Corp. 25 inch rolling mill in 1974 after 48 years of employment. Services, Holy Family Church; Mass of Christian Burial 7 p.m. Sunday and Rosary recitation 9 a.m. Monday. Interment, Roselawn. Friends will be received at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Erjaved, 6 Drake. Please omit donations of food and flowers. Those who wish may send memorials to the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation, 322 W. Pitkin, Pueblo. Pueblo Chieftain - June 26, 1977 - Bernard L. Cirullo. Services, Holy Family Church: mass of Christian Burial 7 p.m. Sunday and Rosary Recitation 9 a.m. Monday. Interment, Roselawn.

Cisneros, Adam
Adam "Danny" Cisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - June 25, 2004 - Adam "Danny" Cisneros, 76, passed away after a short illness on June 21, 2004, in Pueblo. Survived by his wife, Ella Cisneros; son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Irene Cisneros of Fairfield, Calif.; granddaughter, Kristen Cisneros; three sisters; four brothers; numerous nieces and nephews. Danny was born Feb. 4, 1928, in Refugio, Texas. He served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII and retired from the California Department of Transportation as a supervisor. Services will be held in Refugio, Texas.

Cisneros, Amarante E.
Amarante E. Cisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - December 09, 1998 - Amarante E. Cisneros, 83, of Pueblo. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. Friday, at St. Augustine Church, Antonito. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Conejos. Interment in the San Antonio Colorado Cemetery.

Cisneros, Anthony Paul
Anthony Paul Cisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 2004 - Anthony Paul Cisneros, 49, went to be with the Lord at 7 a.m. Friday, Nov. 26. 2004, on his wedding anniversary, "til death do us part." Survived by his loving wife, Linda Cisneros; and leaving his legacy to his children, whom he loved with all his heart, Greg Marquez, Conrad Cisneros, Mary Cisneros and James Lotches, who will cherish his love forever. Anthony also leaves his beloved grandchildren, Emilo Hernandez, Cherissa Cisneros, and Antonio Cisneros, who will miss their grampa so much. Also, Ken Martinez, his future son-in-law. Anthony was born is Pass Creek, Colo., to his parents, Conrad Cisneros and Florence Bellah Cisneros. Also survived by brothers and sisters, Larry (Vicky) Cisneros, Geraldine (Fred) Rodriguez, Rick (Rose) Cisneros of Wyoming, Donald (Georgia) Cisneros, Max Cisneros, Cleo (Ron) Sandoval, Carolyn (John) Fischer, Cenntennial, Colo., Tim (Laura) Cisneros; nieces and nephews, Cassandra, Beverly, Vanessa and Sam (whom he baptized) and Hope, Chrissy, Esequiel, Rick Jr., Raymond, Richele and Raleah Cisneros, Donald Jr. and Felicia Cisneros, Jason Cisneros, Sarah, Jennifer and Alyssa Sandoval, Angelina Fischer (who was his little nurse), and Ben. He also leaves behind many relatives, cousins and friends. Anthony loved to fish, hunt, play pool and go to Cripple Creek. He loved being at the ranch, where he rode his horse "Chief," and teaching his grandkids to fish. Anthony served in the U.S. Army. He did his tours during the Vietnam era and Desert Storm. He was one of the originators of the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team, while he was in the Army reserves. During his illness, the family would like to acknowledge the care given to him by the nurses on 4124, Cindy and Barb; aunt, Nora Cisneros; sister-in-law, Judy Lucero. Rosary, 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, at St. Mary's Church, in Walsenburg. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, at Sacred Heart Church, in Gardner, Colo. Following the service, burial will take place at Cisneros Ranch, in Pass Creek, Colo. Reception to follow after burial at Gardner Community Center.

Cisneros, Armenio
Armenio Cisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - November 10, 1998 - Armenio Cisneros, 74, Alamosa, Nov. 9. Survived by wife, Luisa Cisneros; daughters, Delfina B. (Pat) Reyes, Linda (Ronnie) Salazar, both of Colorado Springs, and Cecilia Romero, Aurora; sons, Eddie (Evelyn) Cisneros, Morrison, Philbert L. (Santos) Cisneros, Las Vegas, Nev., and Jimmy (Mary) Cisneros, Rio Rancho, N.M. Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sacred Heart Church, Alamosa. Romero, Alamosa.

Cisneros, Conrad
Conrad Cisneros - Huerfano World Journal - September 24, 2009 - Conrad Max Cisneros, 80, of Walsenburg, CO entered into rest September 19, 2009 in Pueblo, CO. He was born February 8, 1929 in Pass Creek, CO. Preceded in death by his parents Melaquias and Eloyda Cisneros; son, Anthony Cisneros; brother, Orlando Cisneros. Conrad is survived by his wife Dolores Martinez; the mother of his children, Florence Cisneros and children SSG Lawrence Cisneros (Vickie Wright), Geri (Fred) Rodriguez, Richard (Rose) Cisneros, Max Cisneros, Donald Cisneros, Cleo (Ron) Sandoval, Carolyn (John) Fischer, Tim Cisneros (Kenna Rodriguez), daughter-in-law Linda Cisneros, 24 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Conrad is also survived by siblings: Joe (Jean) Cisneros, Paul Cisneros, Roger (Emma) Cisneros, Max (Nora) Cisneros, Emma Montoya, Ralph Cisneros, Lorraine (Orlando) Guerra, sister-in-law Alice Cisneros and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Conrad served his country in the US Army from 1948 to 1952 earning the rank of Corporal. While in the military, Conrad was stationed overseas in post war Germany. After the military, Conrad returned to the family homestead ranch in Pass Creek. The family ranching business included many entrepreneurial businesses such as a saw mill. In 1953, Conrad, his father Max and brother Roger expanded the saw mill into a full time enterprise. In 1976, the saw mill was closed and Conrad went to work for various road construction companies including Walsenburg Sand and Gravel where he worked for over 20 years until June of 2009. Conrad enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching the Broncos and Rockies. His passion in life was the family homestead ranch where he was born, and will enter into rest next to his son Anthony. Conrad was the patriarch (Chief) of a large family, each of whom he loved in his own special way and each of whom loved and will truly miss him. Conrad will be truly missed by his brother and best friend Roger Cisneros. A Rosary will be held Friday, Sept 25, 2009 at 7: 00 pm at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Funeral on Sat, Sept 26, 2009 at 1 pm at Sacred Heart Church in Gardner, CO, followed by burial at Cisneros Cemetery in Pass Creek, CO.

Cisneros, Isaac Manuel
Isaac Manuel Cisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - December 14, 2004 - Isaac Manuel Cisneros, 51, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Dec. 11, 2004. He resided in Westminster, CO with his fiancée Arlena Medina for the last five years. Isaac is survived by his parents Max and Nora Cisneros, the children he loved Aaron Shorter (Lisa), Briana Nuzzo (Alex), Carlos Cisneros and their mother Susan Cisneros. He is also survived by his sister Debbie, brothers Robert (Lucille) and Duane (Cindy), grandchildren Taryn and Dale Shorter and expected grandchild. He leaves behind numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces and many friends. Isaac touched the hearts of the family of Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Medina of Denver. They will forever cherish his memory. Isaac graduated from South High School in 1971, attended CU Boulder, served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam era and worked at CF&I for 18 years. All will remember him for his appetite for life, his infectious sense of humor and his magical way of engaging people. He will be deeply missed. Viewing will be today, 11am- 6pm at Imperial Funeral Home with the Rosary following at 7:30pm at Holy Family Church. The Funeral Mass will take place on Wed., Dec. 15, 2004 at 10am, Holy Family Church. Isaac will be buried at the Cisneros Ranch in Pass Creek, CO after the service. Reception will follow at Gardner Community Center.

Cisneros, Jacob A.
Jacob "Jake" A. Cisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - July 15, 2003 - Jacob "Jake" A. Cisneros, age 61, of La Veta, passed away unexpectedly July 10, 2003, in Pueblo. He was born Nov. 7, 1941, in Questa, N.M., a son of Fred and Amelia (Cordova) Cisneros. Jacob is survived by his father, Fred of Pueblo, and his loving wife and friend, Lorraine (Ortiz) Cisneros of La Veta. He is also survived by a son; Jacob E. (Krista) Cisneros of Santa Fe, N.M.; stepdaughter, Loretta (Bob) Vigil-Sandoval of Pueblo; brothers, George Cisneros of Questa, N.M., and Jerry (Bernie) Cisneros of Pueblo; sister, Mary (Bill) Trujillo of Pueblo; brother-in-laws, Jimmy Rodriguez and David Ortiz; and sister-in-law, Barbara (Adam) Baca, all of Pueblo; godmother, Sophie Gonzales of Denver; grandchildren, Fermina Archibeque, Yolanda and Eddie Cisneros of Denver, April Cisneros of Santa Fe, N.M.; step-grandchildren, Jessica and Raeann Vigil of Pueblo, Sheri Sandoval of Alaska; great-grandchildren, Annika and Aviannah Archibeque of Denver, Carlos and Angie Quintana, Leelah Vigil and Charli Rose Valdez, all of Pueblo. Jake is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that he loved very much. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Johnnie and Charlie Cisneros; his mother, Amelia; and a sister, Nina Rodriguez. He was a retired cement finisher for Southern Colorado Pre-Stress and was a member of the Laborers International of America Union Local 720. Jacob loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, the Denver Broncos and his Spanish and country-western music. He enjoyed his time in the Rockies and the great mountains where he lived in La Veta. Jacob will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Recitation of the rosary will be at 12:30 p.m. followed by Mass of the resurrection at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, 2003, at Christ The King Catholic Church in La Veta, Colo. Interment will follow at the La Veta Cemetery.

Cisneros, Josefa
Josefa Cisneros - Walsenburg World - May 14, 1908 - Died May 8, 1908, Josefa Cisneros aged 29 years. Funeral from Furphy Undertaking parlors.

Cisneros, Leonela
Leonela “Nellie” Cisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - December 11, 1987 - Leonela “Nellie” Cisneros died December 10, 1987, at her home in Walsenburg. Wake service, 7 p.m. Monday and funeral service, 2 p.m. Monday, both services at J. M. Antle Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Huerfano Masonic Cemetery. Family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m., Monday at the funeral home reception room. Family requests omission of food.

Cisneros, Luis Casias
Rev. Luis Casias Cisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 2005 - Rev. Luis Casias Cisneros, 61, born Jan. 13, 1944, in Lucero, N.M., passed away Nov. 11, 2005, at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. He was a retired teacher and also was a pastor for churches in Grand Junction, Monte Vista, San Luis, Rocky Ford and Lordsburg, N.M., for the Apostolic Assembly Church. Preceded in death by his parents, Antonio Cisneros and Felonis and Rufus Vasquez; wife, Maria Guadalupe Gomez Cisneros, whom he married July 6, 1996; three brothers, Andrew, Clarence and Obed Valdez; three sisters, Josefita Valdez, Nora Montoya and Pauline Busto; special aunt, Celia Cisneros; and granddaughter, Sheralynn Joanette Valdez. Survived by his children, Christine (Jesus) Mendoza, Alvina (Alfred) Valdez, Norma (Javier) Vega, Luis (Ranee) Cisneros Jr.; four brothers, Fred (Roseann) Valdez, Amador Valdez, Jerry Cisneros, Lawrence Valdez; six sisters, Precsilla Martinez, Gloria (Patrick) Estrada, Helen (Victor) Vigil, Beatrice Esquibel, Celia Romero, Josie Valdez; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; the mother of his children, Julie Provencio Valdez; special friend, Josephine Wilkins; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Angelus Chapel. Evening service, 7 p.m. today, and funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday; both services at Landmark Apostolic Church, 1801 E. Eighth St., with the Rev. Sam Orozco, officiating. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name at Wells Fargo Bank.

Cisneros, Mary S.
Mary S. Cisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2000 - Mary S. Cisneros, age 69, of Pueblo passed away Nov. 27, 2000. Born March 21, 1931, to Frank and Carolina (Rendon) Lara, both deceased. Also preceded in death by husband, Jose E. Cisneros. Survived by children, Charlene (Lorenzo) Moreno, Beverly (Fernando) Benavidez, and Carol (Benito) Rubio, all of Pueblo; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Viewing, 1 to 6 p.m. today. Vigil rosary, 7 p.m. today. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday. All services to take place at Romero Funeral Chapel, 110 Cleveland. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall.

Cisneros, Melaquias
Melaquias Cisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - April 07, 1986 - Melaquias Cisneros, 924 Van Buren, departed this life Friday, April 4, 1986, at Parkview Episcopal Medical Center. A month-long resident of Pueblo, coming from Salinas, Calif. Mr. Cisneros enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a member of the Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Josephine R. Cisneros, Denver; sons, John (Cristy) Cisneros, and Dominique Cisneros, both of Denver; sister, Cleo (Thomas) Padilla, Pueblo; aunt, Agapita Medina, San Luis, Colo.; grandchildren, Dana and Miguel, Denver; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Angelus Chapel; Mass of the Resurrection, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, St. Patrick Church, the Rev. Michael Byrne, celebrant. Cremation to follow.

Cisneros, Moises
Moises Cisneros - Huerfano World - November 22, 2001 - Moises Cisneros, 71, of Gardner, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001.   Mr. Cisneros was born on Sept. 22, 1930 in Red Wing to Pete A. and Teresina Narajano Cisneros.  He was a rancher and farmer by trade and a member of the Sacred Heart Church in Gardner.  Mr. Cisneros is survived by his mother, Teresina; children, Moises J. Cisneros,  Walsenburg, Rita (John) Valdes, Buena Vista,  Cesar (Valorie) Cisneros, Pueblo, Tony Cisneros, Hawaii, Alex Cisneros, Denver and Teresa "Terri" Cisneros, Pueblo; sister, Erlinda Valdez, Denver, brother, George R. Cisneros, Walsenburg; grandchildren, Rynetta Valdez, Vivian Scanavino and Antonio Cisneros; great-grandchild Michael Scanavino; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by his father, Pete A. Cisneros; wife, Eleanor; and five brothers.  Rosary was Friday at St. Mary Church; funeral mass Saturday Sacred Heart Church, Gardner; Interment, Gardner Catholic Cemetery.

Cisneros, Orlando Abdon
Orlando Abdon Cisneros - Rocky Mountain News - April 24, 2001 - Orlando Abdon Cisneros, 75, of Denver died April 16. Services were April 19, with burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Mr. Cisneros was born in Redwing on April 17, 1925. He married Alice Medina, 1958. He served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He was a retired painter. He was a member of Eagles 79. Survivors include his wife; daughter Denise of Wheat Ridge; sons Steven Sr. of Denver, Eugene of Westminster; brothers Joe and Max, both of Pueblo, Paul of New Mexico, Conrad of Walsenburg, Roger and Ralph, both of Redwing; sisters Emma Montoya of Pueblo, Lorriane Guerra of Penrose; seven grandchildren.

Cisneros, Ramos
Ramos Cisneros - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 2002 - Ramos Cisneros, 77, passed away at home on June 9, 2002. He was a native of Walsenburg and resident of Pueblo. Ramos loved shopping, phone calls and visiting relatives. Preceded in death by sisters, Rosario Abeyta and Mabel Pacheco; and brother, Ralph Cisneros. Survived by sisters, Carmelita (Pete) Pedraza and Mary (Salvador) Borrego; and sister-in-law, Elaine Cisneros. Visitation will be held in Pueblo at Romero Funeral Home from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday with refreshments being served. Services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home, 525 Main St. in Walsenburg, with burial to follow at the Walsenburg Masonic Cemetery. Services have been entrusted to the care of Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home.

Cisneros, Teresina
Teresina Cisneros - Huerfano World - March 22, 2007 - Teresina Cisneros, 95, of Walsenburg. Born August 28, 1911 in Gardner, CO to Juan and Juanita Naranjo. Preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sister, her husband, Pete, her sons, Moises, Tony, Joseph Arthur, Leroy, Arthur, and a son-in-law, Floyd Valdez. Beloved mother and grandmother of daughter, Erlinda Valdez, Denver, CO, son, George Cisneros, Walsenburg, 19 grandchildren, numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Rosary, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, at Boies-Ortega Memorial Chapel; Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m., Friday, at St. Mary Church. Burial at the Gardner Catholic Cemetery.

Cisneros, William L.
William L. Cisneros - Huerfano World - November 19, 1998 - William L. Cisneros, 57, of California, formerly of Redwing, died November 12, 1998. Born December 14, 1941 in Redwing to Pete A. and Teresina Naranjo Cisneros, he was raised in the Huerfano County area, graduating as valedictorian from St. Mary School. Mr. Cisneros moved to the California area 36 years ago where he taught grade school, high school, in colleges and a university. In the early 1970's he traveled to France, Germany, and Spain and spoke the languages fluently. Mr. Cisneros is survived by his mother, Teresina Cisneros, Walsenburg; two daughters, Carol Ann Kratz and Janet Cisneros, California; two brothers, Moises Cisneros, Gardner and George Cisneros, Walsenburg; a sister, Erlinda Valdez, Denver; two grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral mass was from Sacred Heart Church in Gardner. Burial was in Gardner Catholic Cemetery.

Cissell, Esther L.
Esther L. Cissell - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 1999 - Esther L. Cissell, 72, passed away May 25, 1999. Preceded in death by her son, Ron Shankle. Beloved mother of Marilyn Zanetell, James Cissell, David Cissell, Beth (Mike) Campbell, Audell Comstock, Loretta Smith and Roger (Angela)Cissell. Grandmother of Jon (Diana) Shankle. Also survived by nine-grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral service, Saturday, 10 a.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery.

Cissna, Oscar A.
Oscar A. Cissna - Pueblo Chieftain - March 27, 2003 - Oscar A. Cissna, 89, passed away March 24, 2003. Survived by his wife, Frieda Cissna of the family home; daughter, Patricia Dubbel; grandsons, Fred, William, Terry and Donald; and great-grandchildren, Dominick, Katrina, Derik, Dakota and Colton. Preceded in death by granddaughter, Debbie Dubbel. Born in Fort Scott, Kan., to Herschel and Minnie Cissna. Oscar was a long-time employee of the CF&I Steel Mill in Pueblo. Funeral service, 11 a.m. today, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. Lonnie James officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Ciucio, Vincent Jim
Vincent Jim Ciucio - Ann Arbor News - March 3, 2004 - Ann Arbor, MI - Vincent Jim Ciucio, 83, died Thursday, February 26, 2004, at Arbor Hospice-The Residence. Jim was born to Rose (Nuara) and Antonio Ciucio on May 9, 1920, in Trinidad, Colorado. He is survived by his loving family, wife Bernice Ciucio, Ypsilanti; daughter Rosemary Ciucio, Ypsilanti; his sisters, Theresa Thomas of Mesa, Arizona and Vicki Johns of Peoria, Illinois; three grandchildren, Dianne J. Beard, Ann Arbor, Matthew H. (Sherine) Beard, Ann Arbor and Michael W. (LaKeyshia) Beard, Noblesville, Indiana; and six great-grandchildren, Michael Yasin Beard, Gemi Z. Beard, Ilena M. Garrett, Michael Joseph Garrett Jr., Nagi Ike Beard and Iman R. Beard. He was preceded in death by his son, Anthony John Ciucio (1963) and his sister Lillian Consolzio (2003). A Memorial Service will be held 12:00 Noon Saturday, March 6, 2004 at Muehlig Funeral Chapel, Father James McDougall officiating. Visitation from 11 a.m. until time of service.



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