The Tri-County Obituary Project

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

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Piper, Ollie Mae
Ollie Mae Piper - Pueblo Chieftain - October 28, 2004 - Ollie Mae Piper , passed away in Denver, Colo. Oct. 20, 2004, while making one of her many trips. Ollie was born in Nepesta, Colo. to Henry and Virgie Williams. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, one brother and husband. Ollie is survived by two sons, William (Lucky) Mason and wife Jo of Jesup Ga., their two daughters, Yvonne Johns (2 children) and Billie Jo Faulk (3 children); son Robert (Happy) Mason and wife Betty Jo of Houston, TX. and their 3 children; son, Todd Mason and wife (3 children), 2 daughters, Kim Lloyd and husband (1 child) and Kelli Parman (1 child). She is also survived by sister, Katheryn Wilson of Pueblo, brother Luther Williams and wife Rosemay of Pueblo, sister Velda Carara and husband Don of Pueblo, sister Jean Magee and husband Harley of Westminster, Colo., brother Van Williams and wife Joan of Crowley, Colo., sister Lois Shield and husband Moses of Fowler, Colo. and many nieces and nephews. Ollie was a member of Central Christian Church, Red Hat Society, Elkettes and the Melting Pot Doll Club, part of the International Doll Makers Association. The memorial services were held at Central Christian Church of Pueblo, Colo. on Oct. 23, 2004.

Piper, Richard G.
Richard G. Piper - Pueblo Chieftain - May 08, 1917 - The remains of the late Richard G. Piper were forwarded yesterday by the McCarthy Undertaking Co. to Fargo, N.D., accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Simon C. Powers.

Piper, Wayne Bernard
Wayne Bernard Piper - Pueblo Chieftain - December 13, 1986 - Wayne Bernard Piper passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, 1986. Born June 17, 1906, in Hoxie, Kan., reared in Boulder, and moved to Pueblo in 1950. He is survived by wife, Ollie; stepsons, William (Jo) and Robert (Betty Jo) Mason; five grandchildren, numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945. A member of First United Methodist Church. A life member of BPOE No. 609, Rawlins, Wyo. Past president of Pueblo Accident Prevention Council and Colorado Safety Association. Honorary cadet colonel with the Pueblo Public School District No. 60, ROTC. A member of Wally Byam Caravan Club International, NARFE and past member of Association of U.S. Army. The family requests the omission of flowers and food. Contributions may be made in his memory to the BPOE No. 90 Scholarship Fund or Sangre de Cristo Hospice. At his request, cremation. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 15, at Central Christian Church, 1902 Hudson, with Dr. Robert W. Daniel officiating.

Pipkin, Marianne Robinson
Marianne Robinson Pipkin - The Denver Post - December 11, 2005 - Marianne Pipkin was voice of comfort to grieving families, By Claire Martin, Denver Post Staff Writer - Pallbearers carry the casket of Marianne Robinson Pipkin at Zion Baptist Church in Denver on Saturday. Pipkin, who comforted countless families at Pipkin Mortuary, died Dec. 1. She had a reputation as a sharp dresser and once made Colorado s 10 Best-Dressed Women list. For nearly two decades, the first voice that comforted countless grieving families belonged to Marianne Robinson Pipkin, who died Dec. 1 at the age of 80. She insisted on taking all the night telephone calls that came to Pipkin Mortuary. Some nights, the telephone seemed to ring every hour, rousing her from sleep to reach for the phone, pen and notepad on her nightstand. When morning came, she squinted one way and another at her handwriting, trying to decipher the scribbles. "Oooh," she would say half-jokingly, "I can hardly read this." Then she would go to her day job, answering phones at the mortuary nearby, consoling more mourners. When she returned home, where the mortuary calls were forwarded to the family's private line, she refused to relinquish her self-appointed task even for one night. "She felt everybody who called here needed to talk to a Pipkin, a member of the family, not an answering machine or an employee," said her son, Mark Pipkin. "Even after she stopped working at the mortuary in 1991, she took all the death calls at night. She talked to every family personally, until she couldn't write anymore." Born Sept. 1, 1925, in Trinidad to Elaine Sutton-Robinson and Frank Robinson, she attended Prairie View A&M University in Texas, the University of Denver and Barnes Business College. She met Joseph Pipkin in 1941 and married him 12 years later, becoming the stepmother of his three sons. She worked as a librarian at Cole Middle School, where her stepsons were students. "Everything we did got back to Dad immediately," recollected stepson Carl Pipkin. For 12 years, Marianne Pipkin divided her attention among her secretarial jobs; her mother, who lived with the Pipkins after becoming increasingly disabled by multiple sclerosis; and her own young children, Joseph Mark Pipkin and Sherri Ann Pipkin. In 1979, when her husband retired from Union Pacific Railroad, Marianne Pipkin took early retirement from her job at University Hospital. When her son finished mortician's school, the three invested in the building at 2531 Ogden St. that still houses the business. About the same time, doctors told Marianne Pipkin that she had multiple sclerosis. Her husband took her to a medical facility in Germany, but their hope of arresting the progressive disease went unrealized. Marianne Pipkin decided to live on her own terms with the disease. Until she died, she kept up with her reputation as a sharp dresser that put her on the list of Colorado's 10 Best-Dressed Women in one survey. Her outfits turned heads every Sunday at Zion Baptist Church. She liked high heels and continued to wear them even after requiring a cane or a walker to march down the red carpet at her church's annual celebration of its 50-Plus Year Members. "She made herself visible, especially at those special occasions," said the Rev. Frank Davis, pastor at Zion Baptist Church. "You better believe it. She was some kind of dresser." During her salad days, Marianne Pipkin frequented elite shops, including Montaldo's and Neusteters, sorting through the racks and shelves. "She would tell me - and not only me, but all the young ladies - that you don't need a lot of cheap clothes, only a few good pieces," Sherri Ann Pipkin said of her mother. Marianne Pipkin trained her discerning gaze on Pipkin's staff, too. She never hesitated to tell a pallbearer or funeral director that he needed to polish his shoes, brush down his suit or get a haircut. She remained fastidious about her appearance even after her disease forced her to start using a wheelchair more than 10 years ago. When she could no longer do her own makeup, her daughter, who once ran the beauty shops Centre Stage and Simply Beautiful Hair & Nails, polished her nails and applied lipstick for her. Marianne Pipkin's mind and eyes seemed even sharper as her body deteriorated. She put a premium on looking good for visitors who dropped by and made a point of gently demanding details about their lives. When she learned that the Rev. Davis had recently acquired a new car, she commanded him to drive it past her bedroom window so she could have a look at his elegant pearl-white Lincoln Continental. "So I pulled it up outside her window, and when she rejoined with me later, she told me, 'You deserve a big car,"' he recalled. "I got a big smile out of her. I told her, 'One day, you and I are gonna take a cruise.' "We would always go there to minister to her, but she would wind up ministering to me, with that motherly love and concern." Survivors include son Joseph Mark Pipkin of Denver; stepson Carl Pipkin of Dallas; daughter Sherri Ann Pipkin of Denver; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Two stepsons and her husband preceded her in death.

Pirc, Albert
Albert Pirc - Pueblo Chieftain - October 8, 1987 - Albert Pirc, 61, of Sun City, Ariz., formerly of Pueblo, died Oct. 6, 1987, in Sun City, Ariz. Survived by his wife, Lorraine, of Sun City, and children, Doug, Susan and Beth Pirc, all of Denver. Other survivors include his parents-in-law, Joe and Mayme Madic, of Joliet, Ill., and brother-in-law, Jack Madic, of Pueblo. Cremation. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Oct. 10 at St. Elizabeth Seton Church in Sun City. The family may be contacted at 10816 Fairway Ct. West, No. 217, Sun City, Ariz., 85351.

Pirraglia-Starika, Hazel M.
Hazel M. Pirraglia-Starika - Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2000 - Hazel M. Pirraglia-Starika, 72, died May 25, 2000, in Canon City. She is survived by her second husband, Joseph Starika, whom she married on Nov. 27, 1997; children, Patricia Pirraglia-Patzer, Michael (Mary) Pirraglia and William (Diane) Pirraglia; stepson, Jody Starika; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sisters and brothers, Rita (Claude) Skinner, Kathryn (Ralph) Robison, Ona Lehr, Bernard (Alma) Barragree, Vona Moreskini and Jeane (John) Dalpiaz. Predeceased by her first husband, William Pirraglia on Sept. 25, 1990, whom she married June 15, 1946, three brothers and one sister. Born on March 20, 1928, in Two Buttes, Colo., her family moved to the Canon City/Florence area in 1937 where she had lived since. She enjoyed going to Cripple Creek with friends and family, loved to dance and belonged to local dance clubs. Hazel will be remembered by all as a very caring and loving person. Her favorite times were spent with her family and grandchildren. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday, May 29, and Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 30. Both services at St. Michael's Catholic Church with interment at Lakeside Cemetery. Those wishing may make contributions to St. Michael's Catholic Church Building Fund, 611 N. 11th, Canon City, 81212.

Pirslin, Martin
Martin Pirslin - Yuma Pioneer - February 4, 1910 - Primero Coal Mine Disaster - Horrible Gas Explosion in Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Mine - May Be Over 100 Dead - Rescue Workers Find Twenty-Four Dead Bodies and One Man Alive - Primero, Colo., Feb. 1 (Tuesday) - Over 100 men are believed killed by a terrific explosion in the Primero mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Note: Martin Pirslin is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 31, 1910 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists Martin Pirslin as a Croatian, age 32, and married with one surviving child. He was working as a miner for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete coverage of this disaster go to:

Pirslin, Mat
Mat Pirslin - Yuma Pioneer - February 4, 1910 - Primero Coal Mine Disaster - Horrible Gas Explosion in Colorado Fuel & Iron Company's Mine - May Be Over 100 Dead - Rescue Workers Find Twenty-Four Dead Bodies and One Man Alive - Primero, Colo., Feb. 1 (Tuesday) - Over 100 men are believed killed by a terrific explosion in the Primero mine of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Note: Mat Pirslin is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 31, 1910 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists Mat Pirslin as a Croatian, age 35, and married. He was working as a miner for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete coverage of this disaster go to:

Pirtle, Anita B.
Anita B. Pirtle - Las Vegas Review-Journal – April 16, 2004 - Anita B. Pirtle, 71, of Las Vegas, passed away Friday, April 9, 2004. She was born in Walsenburg, Colo., May 9, 1932, and was a resident of Las Vegas for 15 years. Anita was a retired financial executive assistant. Her spirit lives on in her four children, two stepchildren, 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Anita is survived by her husband, Sterling Wayne Pirtle; daughters, Jennifer Vance and Sheri Spurlock; sons, Greg Shelton, all of Las Vegas and Ron Shelton of Breckenridge, Colo.; stepdaughter, Patty Kenyon; stepson, Peter Pirtle, both of Las Vegas; 18 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services were previously held. Interment is at Palm Valley View Cemetery, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. Arrangements were handled by Palm Mortuary-Eastern.

Pisarczyk, Louise
Louise Sporleder Pisarczyk - Huerfano World - February 22, 2001 - Louise Sporleder Pisarczyk, 92, a native and lifelong resident, passed away in her sleep Tuesday morning, Feb. 20, 2001 at the Walsenburg Care Center. Mrs. Pisarczyk was born Nov. 1, 1908, the last surviving child of the late Louis and Louise (Unfug) B. Sporleder Sr., pioneer homesteaders in Huerfano County, arriving in 1875. Coming from a family of musicians, she was an accomplished instructor, teaching from her studios in Raton, NM, and Walsenburg. She continued to teach music until she was 92. In 1927, she attended Blair Business College in Colorado Springs, earning a degree in accounting. In the late 1930s, Mrs. Pisarczyk at the Chicago Conservatory of Music. In 1953, she married Joe Pisarczyk, a local businessman, who passed away in 1967. Among her other great passions besides music was the outdoors and her circle of friends, including the philanthropic group, PEO, which was a member of since 1949. She will be remembered by her family and friends as a strong, independent woman, making her own way in the world and as a vital link to the pioneering past before Colorado was even a state. A pending memorial service will be held at Boies-Ortega Chapel in Walsenburg.Huerfano World - March 1, 2001 - Memorial Service - A memorial service for Louise Sporleder Pisarczyk will be held at Boies-Ortega Funeral Chapel on Monday, Mar. 5 at 2 p.m. A reception will follow at 114 East Cedar Street in Walsenburg. In lieu of flowers, make a donation to United Church in Walsenburg or the Huerfano County Historical Society, Box 977, La Veta, 81055.

Pisciotta, Anthony A.
Anthony A. Pisciotta - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 1987 - Anthony A. Pisciotta, 75, passed away Dec. 12, 1987, in Denver. Mr. Pisciotta is survived by his wife, Ethel "Kathryn" Pisciotta of Littleton; one daughter, Lenora Pisciotta of Littleton; and one brother George (Kathryn) Pisciotta of Pueblo. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Frances Kathleen, and grandson, Kenneth Peterson, in 1986. Mr. Pisciotta was born on Nov. 22, 1912, in Pueblo and moved to Littleton in 1962. He was retired from the Pueblo Fire Department and member of the Elks Lodge No. 90 and the Masonic Lodge No. 17. Service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16 at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Devotion, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Pisciotta, Eva Mary
Eva Mary “May” Padula Pisciotta - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2004 - Eva Mary “May” Padula Pisciotta, 86, passed away July 13, 2004. She is preceded in death by her parents, Adolph and Rosa Pallazza Padula; brothers, Tony and Dominic Padula; sisters, Mary Williams, Carmella Kirkbride and Rose Flori-Cekursky. She is survived by her son, Samuel James “Captain Sam” (Cynthia D.) Pisciotta of Pueblo; and her daughter, Eva Mae Pisciotta of Beaumont, Calif.; grandchildren, Samuel William (Nancy) Pisciotta, Pamela Constuble and Richard (Jade) Pisciotta, all of Pueblo, and Michael Pisciotta of Los Angeles; great-grandchildren, Kelsey Pisciotta, Brittaney and Heather Constuble, Samuel Garrett Pisciotta and Nicholas Pisciotta, all of Pueblo; sisters, Adeline “Lena” Cobb of Colorado Springs, and Josephine (LeRoy) Dora of Wichita Falls, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Eva Mary was a longtime member of the Shrine of St. Therese and later of St. Patrick Parish. She was a past member of the Altar Society and the Dante Alighieri Society. She was very active in the Girl Scouts of America for many years. Eva Mary was manager of Momma's Gallery at Captain Sam's Family Athletic Club for 37 years. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. A Rosary recitation will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 19, 2004, followed by the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Parish. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Pisciotta, Frances
Frances (Zaitz) Pisciotta - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 1999 - Frances (Zaitz) Pisciotta, went to be with the Lord Oct. 8, 1999. She was born Oct. 26, 1913, in Pueblo. Survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Samuel R. Pisciotta; children, Carmella (Floyd) Scoggin, Bert (Marge) Pisciotta, Frances Born, Barbara (John) Coulson and Samuel J. (Kathy) Pisciotta, all of Pueblo. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by grandson, Richard Scoggin; five brothers and one sister. Visitation, Monday, noon until 8 p.m. and family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10 a.m. at St. Pius X. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Pisciotta, Frances Kathleen
Frances Kathleen Pisciotta - Pueblo Chieftain - December 1, 1986 - Frances Kathleen Pisciotta, 38, passed away in Littleton. Survived by parents, Anthony and Ethel Pisciotta, Littleton; son, Kenny Peterson; sister, Lenora Pisciotta, Littleton. Born Aug. 20, 1948, in Pueblo, she lived in Littleton the past 25 years. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, Imperial Chapel. Interment, Devotion, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Pisciotta, Fred J.
Fred J. Pisciotta - Pueblo Chieftain - August 02, 1986 - Fred J. Pisciotta of 37190 Daniel Road, July 31, 1986. Husband of Rose Lee Pisciotta and father of Pete (Janet) Pisciotta, Phoenix, Ariz.; Fred (Sharon) Pisciotta, Houston, Texas, and John (Sharleen) Pisciotta, Waco, Texas. Brother of Anne Cuchiara and Jennie Lercara, both of Pueblo, and brother-in-law of John and Joe Corsentino, Lula Colletti and Bessie Corsi, Pueblo. Survived also by his grandchildren, Gary, Steve, Sally, Chris, Randy, Gina, Lisa, Brenda, Sunny, John, Fred, and Nicole Pisciotta; his great-granddaughter, Cailen Pisciotta, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and a host of special friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Pisciotta. Born and raised in Pueblo, Mr. Pisciotta had lived in Vineland since the age of 6 and farmed there all his life. He pioneered several farming innovations and received several soil conservation awards from KLZ-Denver Post. He was a member of St. Therese of Vineland Parish and the Christopher Columbus Lodge of Pueblo. He served on the District 70 School Board from 1955-1959 and was involved in the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project. Mr. and Mrs. Pisciotta celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1983. Services, Mt. Carmel Church. Mass of Christian Burial, 7 p.m. Sunday, and rosary recitation, 10 a.m. Monday. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. Those who wish may contribute to the Oncology Research Fund at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital.

Pisciotta, Haven Ellen
Haven Ellen Pisciotta - Pueblo Chieftain - April 11, 2005 - Haven Ellen Pisciotta, infant daughter of Robert and Jacqueline Pisciotta, passed away April 1, 2005. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Donald MacFarlane. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Seth Pisciotta; grandparents, Lillian MacFarlane of Pueblo; Beverly (Steven) Dehen, Santa Fe, N.M., and Robert (Sandi) Pisciotta of Colorado Springs; great-grandfather, Fred Pisciotta, Pueblo; numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives. Private services will be held.

Pisciotta, Joe
Joe Pisciotta - Pueblo Chieftain - November 06, 2002 - Joe Pisciotta “Papa Joe,” 89, born June 12, 1913, passed away Nov. 4, 2002. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Esther. Survived by children, Samuel Joseph (Donna) Pisciotta and Duane (Debbie) Pisciotta; grandchildren, Chris (Melania) Pisciotta, Gina (Chad) Mooring, Kimbra Pisciotta, Nick (Lindsee) Pisciotta, Drake Pisciotta and Dominic and Rachael Pisciotta; great- grandchildren, Hunter and Raif Mooring; brothers, Dominic Pisciotta and Fred Pisciotta; sister, Josephine Saccomano; sisters-in-law, Virgie Pisciotta and Eva Pisciotta; and numerous nieces and nephews as well as other relatives and friends. Papa Joe owned Papa Joe's and the Black Swan Bar. He was a friend to all he met and no one was a stranger. He was a compassionate and caring man and will be sadly missed and forever remembered. Viewing, Wednesday from 2 to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Rosary, Thursday, 7 p.m., funeral Mass, Friday, 10 a.m., both services at the Shrine of St. Therese. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital through the funeral home office.

Pisciotta, Joseph (Giuseppe)
Joseph Pissetto - Pueblo Chieftain - April 29, 1917 - Joseph Pissetto, aged 2 days, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Pissetto, passed away at an early hour yesterday morning at the ranch home at Vineland. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the residence. The burial will be in the Los Angeles Cemetery (St. Charles Cemetery) on the St. Charles Mesa. Interment will be in charge of the McCarthy Undertaking Co.

Pisciotta, Marjorie
Marjorie Roebuck Pisciotta - Pueblo Chieftain - April 25, 1999 - Marjorie Roebuck Pisciotta, 82, born Jan. 22, 1917, in Fowler, Kan., departed from this life April 24, 1999. Survived by husband, Pete A. Pisciotta, Pueblo- son, Joseph William (Cindy) Roebuck Succasaunna, N.J.- sister, Bonnie Borinsky, Pueblo- granddaughters, Kendall, Colby, and Megan Roebuck, New Jersey- nephew, Terry (Terri Jean) Brice-Nash- nieces, Cheri (John) Zanotelli, Melanie (Jeff) Osterman, and Barbie (Tony) Ianne, Pueblo- stepchildren, Joe (Marilou) Pisciotta, Avondale, Carmella (Frank) Jordan and Pat (John) Klomp, Pueblo- step grandchildren, Lynda (Randy) Loyd, Larry (Joan) Jordan, Lou Ann (Tom) Curran, Gary (Peggy) Jordan, Michael (Susan) Klomp, Joe P. (Jennifer) Pisciotta, Debbie (Adam) Schindler, Michele (Rick) North, and Kim (Carlos) Sandoval- 10 great-grandchildren- and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by first husband, William H. Roebuck- parents, Don and Blanche Otto- brothers, Albert, Bernard and Edward Otto- sister, Donna Myers. Marjorie retired after 20 years from the Colorado State Hospital as a psychiatric technician. She was a member of St. Therese Church, Vineland. She enjoyed playing bridge with her friends, traveling, eating out, and entertaining family and friends. Marjorie will lie in state, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. Family will receive friends at the funeral home, 6-8 p.m. Monday. Services will be held, Tuesday, 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Blende. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to The Arthritis Foundation through the funeral home office.

Pisciotta, Mary Buffalo
Mary Buffalo Pisciotta - Pueblo Chieftain - February 19, 1998 - Mary Buffalo Pisciotta. A lifetime Pueblo County resident and a member of a pioneer Pueblo County family, passed away Feb. 17, 1998. Member of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Shrine of St. Therese, and Holy Family Parish, Daughters of Isabella, and was active in parish organizations and support services. Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Dominic Pisciotta; two daughters, Sister Mary Dominique, OSF, Pueblo, and Donna Jo Pisciotta, Tempe, Ariz.; brothers, Charles (Pauline) Buffalo, Joseph Buffalo, Richard (Sylvia) Buffalo, and Frank (Verna) Buffalo, all of Pueblo; sister, Ann Silchia, Pueblo; brothers-in-law, Joe Pisciotta and Fred (Vera) Pisciotta, both of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Josephine Saccamano, Chicago, Ill., Catherine Buffalo, Carmella Buffalo, Virginia Pisciotta, Eva Pisciotta, all of Pueblo, and Geraldine Buffalo of Lakewood, Colo., as well as a host of dear and devoted friends. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Those who wish may contribute to the Mary Pisciotta Memorial Fund for the needy sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis. The family respectfully requests omission of flowers.

Pisciotta, Pete A.
Pete A. Pisciotta - Pueblo Chieftain - May 04, 2006 - Pete A. Pisciotta, 95, prominent Avondale farmer and cattle feeder, born April 7, 1911, entered eternal life on May 2, 2006. Survived by son, Joe D. (Marilou) Pisciotta; daughters, Carmella (Frank) Jordan, and Pat (John) Klomp; grandchildren, Lynda (Randy) Loyd, LouAnn (Tom) Curran, Joey (Jennifer) Pisciotta, Larry (Joan) Jordan, Gary (Peggy) Jordan, Debbie (Adam) Schindler, Mike Klomp, Michele (Rick) North, and Kim (Carlos) Sandoval; great-grandchildren, Nicole Loyd, Trevor and Brandon Curran, Michaella and Anthony Pisciotta, Adam (Michelle Spirich) Jordan, Dalton and Anna Jordan, Austin and Broc Schindler, Mitchell and Sarah Klomp, Josh and Mark North, and Karly and Kelsi Sandoval; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his wives, Ella Vujcich Pisciotta and Marjorie Roebuck Pisciotta; parents, Guisseppi and Carmella Pisciotta; brothers, Dominic, Jack, Tony and Sam Pisciotta; and sisters, Josephine Saccomanno and Martha Chimento. Pete gave many years of service to several organizations including The Colorado Cattle Feeders Association, The Colorado and National Cattlemen's Association, The National Sugar Beet Growers Association of Pueblo County, The Bessemer Ditch Irrigation Company, The Pueblo County Rural Fire District, The Avondale/Vineland Lions Club, Elks Lodge No. 90, and The Toastmasters Club. Pete provided for his family by dedicating his entire life to farming and cattle raising. He had a strong work ethic, an unbreakable moral character and a passion to work the soil. His greatest joy was to spend time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends during viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in Pete's memory. Pueblo Chieftain - May 06, 2006 - Pete A. Pisciotta. Also survived by two step-great-grandsons, Josh and Jim Martin. The family will receive friends during the viewing, 5 to 7 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Joseph Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in Pete's memory.

Pisciotta, Rose Lee
Rose Lee Pisciotta - Pueblo Chieftain - November 14, 2006 - Rose Lee Pisciotta, 94, born July 20, 1912, passed away Nov. 11, 2006. Survived by sons, Pete Karl (Janet), Phoenix, Ariz., Fred (Sharon), Houston, Texas, and John, Waco, Texas. Also survived by grandchildren, Gary (Teresa), Steve (Sally), Chris (Lori), Randy (Monica), Gina (Rod), Lisa (Derek), Brenda (Chris), Sunny (Steven), John (Robin), Fred and Nicole. Her great-grandchildren were Cailene, Maura, Steven, Zachery, Kyle, Courtney, Cassidy, Cash, Walker, Leigh, Harrison and Nicholas. She also is survived by a dedicated grandniece, Carol Walls and husband, Dr. Larry Walls, who was her personal physician. She has two surviving sisters-in-law, Jenny Lercara and Mary Ann Corsentino. She was Aunt Roe to many nieces, nephews, and a host of special friends. Her caregiver friends were Dorothy Clason, Dolores Rivera, Martha Rowden and Anita Trujillo. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Fred; brothers, Charles, Joe, Sam, Jim and John; and sisters, Josie, Rosie and Lula. Rose Lee was born and raised in Vineland, Colo. She graduated from Lakeside-Vineland High School in 1931; the only child in her family to complete high school. She married Fred, her soul mate and help mate, in 1933. She supported Fred in decades of successful farming. In her vocation as homemaker, she offered hospitality to family and countless friends. She took great pride in the care of her home, yard and flower garden. Rose Lee was a founding member of the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Therese Church in Vineland and a member of St. Theresa Lodge. Viewing and visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. today, Nov. 14, 2006, George McCarthy Funeral Home. Rosary recitation, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, St. Joseph Church, Blende. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, St. Joseph Church. Entombment, Roselawn Mausoleum. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to St. Therese Church in Vineland or Pro-Life Waco, 216 N. 39th St., Waco, TX, 76710.

Pisciotta, Samuel Russell
Samuel Russell Pisciotta - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 2003 - Samuel Russell Pisciotta, 90, born July 14, 1913, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 12, 2003. Preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Frances Rose Pisciotta; grandson, Richard Scoggin; three brothers; and two sisters. Survived by children, Carmella (Floyd) Scoggin, Bert (Marge) Pisciotta, Frances Born, Barbara (John) Coulson, Sam J. (Kathy) Pisciotta; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Pete Pisciotta; and numerous nieces and nephews. Sam retired from the Pueblo Army Depot. He was a three time Grand Knight for Bishop Willing Assembly of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 4286 and past state district master for John H. Redden Provence Knight of Columbus. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday, St. Joseph Church in Blende. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in Sam's memory.

Pisciotta, Vera Anselmo
Vera Anselmo-Pisciotta - Pueblo Chieftain - June 02, 1998 - Vera Anselmo-Pisciotta, lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away May 31, 1998. Member of Shrine of St. Therese, Order of Martha, and St. Joseph Lodge. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Fred Pisciotta, of the family home- and four children, Sam Anthony Pisciotta, of Las Vegas, Nev., Robert (Sandi) Pisciotta, Colorado Springs, Jo Ann Pisciotta and Mary Ann (Larry) Hegler, both of Pueblo- two brothers, Sam (Mary) Anselmo and Mike (Martha) Anselmo, all of Pueblo- seven grandchildren, Robert Jr., Melissa, Joseph, Ryan, Freddie, Lisa and Joe- and great-grandson, Matthew- as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Josephine Anselmo- her brother, Frank Anselmo Jr.- and her sister, Mary Ann Van Zandt. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Shrine of St. Therese, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday. Those who wish may make contributions to the Shrine of St. Therese Building Fund in memory of Mrs. Pisciotta.

Piscitto, Dominic
Dominic Piscitto - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - October 5, 1916 - Wagon Crushes Boy to Death - Pueblo - Dominic Piscitto, 16, was crushed to death beneath a wagon-load of lumber on the Santa Fe Trail seven miles east of Pueblo.

Piscopo, Joe
Joe Piscopo – Colorado Springs Gazette – May 16, 1926 – Death Tally Five Each - Pueblo, May 15 - With the killing of the two Danna brothers Friday Pueblo's black-hand war has accounted for 10 men in a short span of years, and the count is even, both sides having killed five. Such is the statement today, by one of the recognized leaders of the Sicilians of this city, who characterized the Bacino murder in Denver as a move in Pueblo's war, which originated over liquor troubles shortly after Colorado went dry. The Sicilian told an Associated Press representative today that up until the time of the killing of John Danna in the summer of 1925, that faction had lost but one man, Joe Piscopo, husband of the woman now held for the murder of Frank Bacino. Bacino's murder followed and then the killing yesterday, which brought the total to five. The first killing in the war was that of one Pete Viola, who was shot in Bessemer while riding on his delivery wagon. This man belonged to the faction blamed for yesterday's killing. A Carlino and a Mulay, relatives of those named in dying statements of the Dannas as their slayers, were killed and then this faction imported two gunmen. Both of these were killed. Two men, Pete Walker and Pete LaRocco, were added to the deathbed list as occupants of the cars. These men are both strangers in this city. Inquest has been set for Monday afternoon. Colorado Springs Gazette 10-2-1926 - Giarratano is Found Guilty Uncle's Death - Sister Acquitted in Denver Court After Long Trial - Shoes Convinced Jury That He Was Slayer; Blackhand Defense of Accused - Denver, Oct. 1 - James Giarratano was found guilty of first degree murder for killing his uncle, Frank Bacino of Pueblo, here last April, by a jury in West Side court tonight, which fixed the sentence at life imprisonment at hard labor in the state penitentiary. Mrs. Rose Piscopo, jointly charged with Giarratano, was found not guilty. The case went to the jury at 6 p.m., and at 9:30 p.m. it had reached the verdict. As the verdict was read in court, Giarratano grew pale but kept his composure. Mrs. Piscopo slumped in her seat and wept. Lewis D. Mowry, defense counsel, said that motion will be made for a new trial and if this is denied, the case will be carried to the higher courts. Shoes worn by Giarratano the night of the murder were perhaps the strongest evidence against him. A city detective testified that immediately after the shooting he found footprints by the window thru which the shots were fired. He forced Giarratano to remove his shoes, placed them in the tracks he said, and they fit perfectly. Sensational testimony of alleged slayings of a blackhand society in Colorado, including the killing of Mrs. Piscopo's husband, was brought into the trial by defense witnesses in an attempt to show that the members of this society had shot Bacino. Sam Danna of Pueblo, whose three brothers were recently killed, was a defense witness this morning. In closing the argument for the state, Prosecutor Wettengel charged that the blackhand theory had been injected into the case purely as a "smoke screen." "The state can't look into the mind of Jimmy Giarratano and tell the sinister secret that lurks behind his smile," he said. Giarratano killed Frank Bacino, as the bulk of the evidence has indicated. Giarratano is trying to hide behind a foreign tongue and his sister's skirts."

Piserchio, Frank
Frank Piserchio - Pueblo Chieftain - April 08, 2003 - Frank Piserchio, 88, departed this life April 5, 2003, born June 17, 1914, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters, Thomas Piserchio Sr. (Kite), Carmen Piserchio, John Piserchio, his twin Philip Piserchio, Elizabeth Ochiato, Josephine Colloley (Denver), Mary Smith, Catherine Carter and son, Frank Alan Piserchio. Survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Piserchio; daughters, Leanne Davis and Carol (Jim Herbert) Piserchio; son, Robert (Bob) Piserchio; granddaughters, Deanne Davis, Mary Christine Davis and Courtney Crisp. Frank graduated from Central High School and attended two years of dental school in Philadelphia. He was a dental technician for 65 years, owning his own business with his son. Despite his rheumatoid arthritis, he continued to work daily until December, 2002. He had a great love for 40's big band music and dancing with his wife every Saturday night. He was known for his kind heart and great sense of humor. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2003, Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers make donations to the Arthritis Foundation in Frank's memory in care of the funeral home office.

Piserchio, Mildred
Mildred Piserchio - Pueblo Chieftain - October 07, 1998 - Mildred Piserchio, age 85, passed away Sept. 18, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, John Piserchio, in 1994. Survived by stepsons, John (Carol) Piserchio, Richard (Rosemary) Piserchio and Robert (Connie) Piserchio. Also survived by eight grandchildren- sisters-in-law, Lorraine Klasna and Ruth Klasna of Pueblo, Colo.- and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Mildred and her husband, John, owned and operated Perch's Tavern for 40 years. Graveside inurnment, Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Roselawn Cemetery.

Piseta, Arcangelo
Arcangelo Piseta - Telluride Daily Journal - January 23, 1907 - Explosion in Trinidad Mine Today - Trinidad, Jan. 23 - An explosion in the main entry of the mouth of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company's coal mine at Primero occurred this morning. It is reported that twenty miners were killed and may be more. The explosion it is supposed was caused by a "windy shot." Note: Arcangelo Piseta is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 23, 1907 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists Arcangelo Piseta as a Hungarian, age 34, and single. He was working as a "day man" for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete details of this disaster go to:

Pisetta, Domenico
Domenico Pisetta - Telluride Daily Journal - January 23, 1907 - Explosion in Trinidad Mine Today - Trinidad, Jan. 23 - An explosion in the main entry of the mouth of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company's coal mine at Primero occurred this morning. It is reported that twenty miners were killed and may be more. The explosion it is supposed was caused by a "windy shot." Note: Domenico Pisetta is listed among the dead of the Primero Mine disaster of January 23, 1907 through the Denver Public Library's collection entitled "Colorado Mining Fatalities." It lists Domenico Pisetta as a Hungarian, age 22, and single. He was working as a "day man" for Colorado Fuel & Iron, and the cause of death was listed as an explosion of gas and dust. For complete details of this disaster go to:

Pisor, Anthony James
Anthony James "Tony" Pisor - Pueblo Chieftain - October 01, 2000 - Anthony James "Tony" Pisor, 26, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 28, 2000, in a Colorado Springs hospital. Born on July 19, 1974, in Columbus, Ohio. He was the owner of A-Budget Landscaping Company of Pueblo. Preceded in death by father, Nicholas James Pisor; paternal grandfather, Charles L. Pisor; and his maternal grandparents, Carlysle and Virginia Rogers. Survived by mother, Cynthia Pisor-Zapel of Colorado Springs and Westcliffe; stepfather, Arthur Zapel of Colorado Springs and Westcliffe; sister, Dawn Pisor; stepbrothers, Mark Zapel and Theodore Zapel; stepsister, Michelle Zapel-Gallardo; paternal grandmother, Violet Pisor. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at his parents' Westcliffe home on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 11 a.m.

Pitcher, David Marion
David Marion Pitcher - Pueblo Chieftain - June 23, 1999 - David Marion Pitcher, 58, of Wichita, Kan., former Pueblo resident, died June 3, 1999. Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 1999, at the First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th, Pueblo. Survived by wife, Janice, Wichita- son, Michael, Garland, Texas- daughter, Michelle, Simmer, Park City, Kan.- mother, Margaret Cable, Canon City- sister, Mary Margaret Hewes, Littlestown, Pa.- two grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to: the Dave Pitcher Memorial Fund, c/o Intrust Bank, P.O. Box 1, Wichita, Kan., 67201.

Pitcher, Guy W.
Guy W. Pitcher – Pueblo Star Journal – August 1, 1972 – Guy W. Pitcher, 617 W. 16th, passed away at a local hospital Aug. 1, 1972. Complete notice later.

Pitcock, Carl
Carl Pitcock – Durango Democrat – October 16, 1904 – Terrific Head-On Collision Between Express and Freight Train – Pueblo, Oct. 15 – Nearly a score of persons were injured in an end-on collision between Rio Grande express train No. 6, east-bound, and extra freight train No. 63, west-bound, one-half mile east of Adobe siding and four miles east of Florence, at 6:50 o'clock this morning. The two trains came together on a sharp curve and neither engineer saw the oncoming train until they were only thirty feet apart. The express train was traveling at the rate of thirty miles an hour and No. 63 was an extra freight; going at the rate of eighteen miles an hour. The impact was so great that nearly all the passengers were hurled from their seats and Mrs. F. P. Cunningham, wife of the Denver & Rio Grande agent at Eden, was thrown through a window. The front end of the boiler of the freight engine was imbedded in the front end of the express train fully sixteen inches. The accident was due to the failure of the freight train, which was late, to take the siding at Portland and allow the passenger train, which was running on schedule time and had the right-of-way, to pass. Conductor Elmer Dewey of the freight had been given orders to side track at Beaver station. When asked for a statement, Dewey merely said it was a misunderstanding of time on his part. When the trains came together six cars were thrown fully twenty feet from the track and are almost a total loss. The baggage, express and smoking cars of the express train were reduced to kindling wood. The impact was so great that the express car was thrown over the tender of the engine of the express train and nearly half of the baggage car stood on the top of the broken tender. The scenes for the first few minutes after the wreck occurred are indescribable. The noise of the escaping steam from the battered engines, mingled with the groans and shouts of those who had escaped was awful. Telegrams were hastily sent to railroad headquarters at Pueblo and Salida and a relief train with every available physician and nurse was sent to the scene of the wreck. The first reports of the wreck that reached Florence stated that a score of people had been killed outright and that twice as many more were wounded and dying. The utmost excitement prevailed in the town and within an hour a thousand people had started to the wreck in wagons, on horseback and on foot. Transportation conveyances were at a premium and long before 9 o'clock another rig could not be procured at any price. Despite the awful force of the collision neither of the engines of the wrecked trains left the track, but they now resemble two big heaps of iron. Those most seriously injured are: Engineer Fred Boosinger, Pueblo, of the freight train, jaw fractured, arm broken and internal injuries; Conductor A. G. Moulton, Denver, train No. 6, bad gash on head; Carl Pitcock, fireman on No. 6, broken arm, leg bruised and probably internally injured; Engineer August Belye, Pueblo, of train No. 6, fractured ankle and broken arm; Mrs. F. P. Cunningham was severely injured, besides sustaining a number of minor bruises; Myrtle Cunningham, daughter of Mrs. F. P. Cunningham, arm and leg bruised. Pueblo, Oct. 16, 1 a.m. – Fireman Carl Pitcock of No. 6 died at 11:30 o'clock last night in the railroad hospital at Salida.

Pitkow, Jay B.
Jay B. Pitkow - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2001 - Born February 4, 1931, passed away March 30, 2001. Survived by wife, Christine of Pueblo West; son, Steven of Maryland; daughter, Susan (Richard) Hash of Pennsylvania. Jay retired from Unisys in 1993 after 30 years of service. He was an avid fisherman and golfer. At his request, cremation and no services. Family will receive visitors at their home at 242 S. Golfview Drive, in Pueblo West, on Sunday, April 1, 2001, from 1 to 3 p.m. Thank you to the staffs at hospice and Parkview hospital.

Pitman, Frances E.
Frances E. Pitman - Pueblo Chieftain - July 23, 2003 - Frances E. Pitman, 80, of Canon City, died July 19, 2003, in Canon City. She is survived by children, Harold (Linda) Stringer of Garland, Texas, Diane (Darvin) Ritchie and Gary (Betty) Stringer, both of Canon City; and her first husband, Ed Stringer, who she married in 1941; 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, Andy Trask of Pueblo; and sister, Helen Wilcox of Olney Springs, Colo. Predeceased by two sisters and two brothers; and husband, Dave Pitman, who she married in October of 1966 in Aurora, Colo., and died in 1993. Born, raised and educated in Pueblo, she graduated from Centennial High School in 1940 after which she attended Pueblo Junior College. She later became a dental hygienist practicing in Pueblo, Grand Junction and also taught this profession at Loma Linda School of Dentistry in Loma Linda, Calif. In 1987, she retired and moved to Pueblo and then later to Canon City in 1994. Early in her life she enjoyed riding horses. Spending time with animals and gardening were her main pastimes, but she especially loved her time with her grandchildren. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2003, at Imperial Memorial Chapel with interment following at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those wishing may make contributions to Mercy Today Ministries, P.O. Box 1973, Canon City, 81215-1973 or Friends of Hospice, Fremont County, P.O. Box 1796, Canon City, 81215-1796.

Pitman, William R.
William R. "Pit" Pitman - Pueblo Chieftain - June 07, 1986 - William R. "Pit” Pitman, a Pueblo resident for 30 years, late of 2650 Forsythia, passed away June 5,1986. Mr. Pitman served in the U.S. Army during WW II. He was a member of the Minnequa Rotary of Pueblo, the Elks Lodge 808, and Masonic Lodge 57 of Salida. He was active in many civic activities and also active in the Colorado Funeral Directors Association. Survivors include his wife, Marcelia R. Pitman, of the family home; three sons, Lyman R. Pitman and William G. Pitman, both of Pueblo, and John R. (Sherri) Pitman of Widefield; two daughters, Margaret Pitman and Marcelia (William) Pitman-Anderson, both of Pueblo; and two grandsons, Jason R. Pitman and Charles W. Anderson. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with Father Michael McCleary officiating. Cremation. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers.

Pitney, Elizabeth Williams
Elizabeth Williams Pitney - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 1997 - Elizabeth Williams Pitney, 93, passed away in Denver on Dec. 22, 1997. Survived by her nieces, Margaret Williams (Floyd) Reid of Norman, Okla., and Susan Williams (Rodney) Eichler of Englewood- great-nephews and great-niece, Dr. Tom (Amy) Reid of Bishop, Calif., Dr. Rob (Dr. Annie) Reid of Overland Park, Kan., Kristian, Eric and Mark Eichler of Englewood- great-great-nephews and great-great-niece, Carson, Ellie and Eric Reid. Also survived by Howard Pettefer of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband, Col. Guy B. Pitney- and brother, Robert R. Williams Jr. Born on Oct. 3, 1904, in Pueblo, Mrs. Pitney was raised and schooled in Pueblo and graduated from the University of Denver in 1926 with a B.A. degree in Education. She taught in Pueblo schools until her marriage to Guy Pitney in 1928. She was a longtime Denver resident, most recently residing at the Johnson Center of the Christian Living Campus. Long standing member of Eastern Star and the Mount Vernon Country Club. She will lie in state at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, at Roselawn Cemetery with the Rev. Ross Kershaw officiating.

Pitson, Loretta S.
Loretta S. (Purkett) Pitson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 2006 - Loretta S. (Purkett) Pitson, 76, was born in Pueblo on Nov. 3, 1929, and died Feb. 11, 2006, after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her loving husband, Tom, to whom she was married for 53 years; daughters, Donna McPherson, Mari (Ken) Laughlin and Teresa (Don) Luebke; grandchildren, Jessica and Tammy Laughlin, Chris, Paul, David and Stephen Luebke and Kelsey Johnsen; one great-grandchild, Daniel Laughlin; brother, Art Purkett; sister, Helen Brady. Also survived by in-laws, Christine Toll, Deena Howe and Bob Lamb, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Helen Purkett; sister, Irene Lamb, and other loving family members. She retired from School District 60 with over 20 years of service. She loved to travel, was an avid reader and loved gardening. She will be remembered for her beautiful roses. Loretta was very dedicated to her family. The family would like to thank Dr. Lawrence Anaya and staff. The family will receive friends from 4:30 to 7 p.m. today, Feb. 14, 2006, Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006, our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church with Kevin Novack as celebrant. Inurnment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Pitt, Homer W.
Homer W. Pitt - Pueblo Chieftain - September 3, 1987 - Homer W. Pitt, 72, passed away Aug. 31, 1987. Graveside service at 10 a.m. today, at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Interment, Last Supper, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Pittenger, Larry Dean
Larry Dean Pittenger - Pueblo Chieftain - May 18, 2005 - Larry Dean Pittenger, 68, passed away May 16, 2005, after a long struggle with emphysema. Born in Mason City, Iowa, on Aug. 11, 1936. Larry was predeceased by his father, John Dean Pittenger; and sister, Maxine Pittenger. Survived by his mother, Gabrielle (VanHyfte) Pittenger, of Mason City, Iowa; wife, Nancy (Smith) Pittenger; son, Richard (Shaundra) Pittenger; daughters, Sherry (Frank) Major, Amber (Cory) Sharp, Mary (Stuart) Snow. He also is survived by six grandchildren, Crysta Sharp, C.J. and Alexis Major, Bryson Pittenger, Taylor and April Snow. Larry and his family moved to Pueblo in 1964. He was employed by Bill Jones Volkswagen, Clifton-Landrum Datsun, and U.S. West, from where he retired as a design engineer in 1990. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and at various times in his life was involved with Junior Achievement, Boy Scouts, stock car racing at Beacon Hill, and as a volunteer boat inspector at the Pueblo Reservoir. He will be remembered by many for his ability to build or repair anything including carpentry, auto mechanics, etc. If there wasn't a tool to fix it, he'd make one. He was a great dad, a wonderful husband, and will be missed by all who knew him. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2005, at the Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment to follow.

Pittman, Peggy Sue
Peggy Sue Smith Pittman - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 2004 - Peggy Sue Smith Pittman went to be with the Lord on Nov. 11, 2004. Born April 7, 1939 in Booneville, Miss. to Ruth and Ralph Smith. She was preceded in death by parents, brothers Gerald and Bobby Smith, sister Francille Smith Whitehurst. Survived by brother Jimmy Smith and husband of 48 years Ned Pittman of Beulah, CO, sons Tom Pittman, Kenny (Pam) Pittman, Jeremiah (Christine) Pittman, five granddaughters: Kristina, Noelle, Tessica, Nicole and Makari, five grandsons: Kenny Jr., Daniel, Hunter, Ian and Austin, six nieces and six nephews.

Pitts, Catherine E.
Catherine E. Pitts - Pueblo Chieftain - March 14, 2000 - Catherine E. Pitts, age 76, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away March 11, 2000, in Aurora, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, John W. Pitts; and her parents, George and Anna Mills. Mrs. Pitts is survived by her children, Jerold (Jean) Pitts, Springfield, Ore., Annette Prough, Aurora, Beverly (Dean) Dickinson, Westcliffe, Roger (Linda) Pitts, Avondale, and Alan (Julie) Pitts, Pueblo; as well as 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Pitts was a volunteer with the Federation for the Blind in Pueblo and St. Mary-Corwin hospital surgical waiting room for 11 years. Funeral service, Wednesday, 1 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in her memory in care of the funeral home office.

Pitts, John W.
John W. Pitts - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 1986 - John W. Pitts of 516 Pear passed away at University Hospital in Denver, Dec. 27, 1986. Husband of Catherine Pitts and father of Jerold (Thelma) Pitts, Eugene, Ore.; Annette Prough, Aurora; and Beverly (Dean) Dickinson, Roger (Linda) Pitts and Alan (Julie) Pitts, all of Pueblo. Survived also by a sister, Edwina Johnson, Pueblo; as well as 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A veteran of service with the U.S. Navy during World War II, Mr. Pitts was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and USWA Local 2102. He was employed for 27 years at CF&I Steel Corp. and at the time of his retirement in 1979, he was employed in the seamless tube mill. Service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel will be conducted by the Rev. Christine Monro, pastor, Trinity United Methodist Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Memorials may be made to either the Heart Fund or Retinitis Pigmentosa in care of the funeral home office.

Pitts, Max Leon
Max Leon Pitts - Pueblo Chieftain - December 28, 1987 - Max Leon Pitts passed away Dec. 26, 1887, at his home in Canon City, where he lived since 1979, Born Sept. 19, 1919, in Independence. Kan., to Guy and Hazel H. Pitts. He is survived by his wife, Vivian, whom he married Oct. 5, 1947. Also survived by one daughter, Maxine (David) Carpenter, Canon City; two sons, John (Mary) of Hermiston, Ore., and Guy (Sherry) of the U.S. Navy in Orlando, Fla.; one sister, Lily Mae (Ray) Schneider, Lamar; one brother, Alvin of Garden City, Kan.; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. His family moved to Colorado when Max was 3 years old. He attended schools in McClave and Wiley, graduating from Wiley High School in 1937. The family moved to Las Animas in that year, where Max farmed until he joined the U.S. Army on Nov. 7, 1941. After his discharge from the Army in October 1945, he returned to Las Animas and in 1948 purchased the Star Filling Station, which he operated until 1951 when he went to work at the VA Hospital in Fort Lyon. He retired from there in January 1977. Max was a life member of the DAV, George Hanis, No. 6, and VFW, No. 2411, in Las Animas. Visitation will be held 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Andrews Funeral Home, Canon City. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Powell-Kuhns Mortuary in Las Animas. Interment will follow at Fort Lyon National Cemetery. The family suggests donations be made to hospice or your favorite charity in lieu of flowers.

Pitts, Rhoda P.
Rhoda P. Pitts - Pueblo Chieftain - April 30, 1999 - Rhoda P. Pitts, passed away April 28, 1999, in Pueblo. Rhoda was born Sept.15, 1910, in Belle, Mo. She lived most of her life in Webster Groves, Mo., before moving to Cincinnati, Ohio, and then to Pueblo where she had resided for the past 17 years. Wherever she lived, Rhoda was active in church And school activities. In Pueblo, she was an active member of First Southern Baptist Church, the SAMS and SALS, the Arthritis Club, and various missionary groups. Rhoda was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest B. Pitts- three sisters- four brothers and one granddaughter. Left to celebrate her life and cherish her memory are two daughters, Shirley (Jesse) Lewis of Missouri, and Virginia (Everett) Collier of Ohio- two sons, E. Ed (Linda) Pitts of Pueblo, and Tom (Judy) Pitts of Indiana- nine grandchildren- 13 great-grandchildren-five great-great-grandchildren- as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mrs. Pitts will lie in state from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. today at the mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 1999, in the First Southern Baptist Church, 301 Cleveland, with the Rev. Walter Partain officiating. Interment will follow in the Imperial Cemetery. The family expresses heartfelt gratitude to her many friends at First Southern Baptist Church, the Azteca Apartments, the staff at IHS (Pueblo Manor), Dr. Jim Stjernholm, Dr. Chris Stjernholm, Brenda Fedde and the nursing staff at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Gideon Memorial Bibles or to the Library Fund at First Southern Baptist Church, 301 Cleveland, Pueblo, Colo., 81004.

Pitts, Vernon
Vernon Pitts - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 1999 - Vernon Pitts, 72, passed away Dec. 8, 1999, in Pueblo. Services will be held in Ozark County, Missouri.

Pittullo, Jerold
Jerold Pittullo - Pueblo Chieftain - October 10, 2000 - Jerold Pittullo, age 78, passed away Oct. 8, 2000. Jerold was born in Bingham, Neb., on July 27, 1922, and moved to Colorado as a child. He is survived by his wife, Lula Mae; and one sister, Frances Cullen of Pueblo. Also survived by stepsons, Jim (Judy) Hammer, Glendale, Ariz., Dan (Char) Hammer, Phoenix, Ariz., Phillip (Joyce) Hammer, Providence, R.I., Gary (Sue) Komorny, Las Vegas, Nev., and Bill (Beth) Komorny, Henderson, Nev.; and stepdaughters, Sue (Mike) Earhart, Pueblo, Sandy (Rick) Harbert, Pueblo, and Donna (Roy) Kimble, Clayton, N.M.; as well as 17 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Scott and Orpha Pittullo; brothers, Roy, Glen and Scott Pittullo; and grandson, Jerry Perry. Jerold was a retired World War II Navy veteran who worked and also retired from the Navy Reserves and Mountain Bell Telephone Company. He was a member of the USS Maryland BB 46, Pueblo Elks No. 90, Christ the King Church parish and was an avid horseman. Rosary and funeral Mass, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, 9:30 a.m., Christ the King Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may he made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or to American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home office.

Pittullo, Scott
Scott Pittullo - Pueblo Chieftain - November 27, 1997 - Scott Pittullo, 77, of Pueblo, died Nov. 25, 1997, at his home. Services, 10 a.m. Friday at Griffy Family Funeral Home in Fowler with burial in Manzanola Cemetery. Memorials to Hospice or Full Gospel Men's Association International in care of the funeral home. Also survived by a brother, Gerald (Lou) Pittullo of Pueblo- a sister, Frances (Jim) Cullen of Pueblo- and the following grandchildren, Paul Gould, Jodi Fillmore, Marianne Provenza, Leigh Ann Pittullo, Delaina Pittullo, Clay Pittullo and Britt Pittullo- and one great-grandson, Scott Alec Gould.

Pitzer, Hubert Charles
Hubert Charles "Charlie" Pitzer - Huerfano World - December 1, 1994 - Hubert Charles "Charlie" Pitzer, 72, of Walsenburg, died Nov. 26, 1994, in Fort Lyons Veterans Hospital. Born May 2, 1922, in St, Anthony, SD, he was active in youth baseball teams in Colorado Springs, the VFW and American Legion. While in the Navy during World War IL he was highly decorated, receiving a Purple Heart. He had served in the China Sea in October, 1942. Survivors include five children, Jonathan Pitzer and Linda Trujillo, Colorado Springs, Mary Pitzer, Kayenta, AZ, Christine Carsell, Colorado Springs, Roger Pitzer, Orange County, CA; a brother, John W. Pitzer, Colorado Springs; two sisters, Sally Fotopolus, Chicago, IL, and Marie, Orange County, CA; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial service for family and friends will be at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) at 26 Seneca Circle, Navajo Ranches, Walsenburg. Cremation. Huerfano World - December 22, 1994 - Our Sympathy goes to the Pitzer family in the loss of Charlie Pitzer who died December 1, 1994.

Pixley, Helen K.
Helen K. Pixley - Pueblo Chieftain - November 1973 - Helen K. Pixley, Nov. 14, 1973, in a local nursing home after a long illness. Mother of Mrs. Barbara J. Beatty, 1216 Revere, where the family may be contacted. Grandmother of Deborah Beatty and Richard Beatty and sister of Mrs. Mary Bruce, and sister-in-law of Mrs. George W. Clark, all of Pueblo. Member of the First Presbyterian Church; past president of Colorado Hospital Association; past member of the Board of Trustee of Mid-West Association and served on the Board of Nurse Examiners for five years. Born August 22, 1901, in La Veta, Colo.; Pueblo resident for 49 years. Registered nurse employed by the late Dr. H. A. Black; superintendent for Parkview Episcopal Hospital for 15 years and taught at St. Mary Corwin Hospital for two years, retiring in 1953. Preceded in death by her husband Carl A. Pixley in 1968 and her son-in-law, Thomas D. Beatty, in 1970. Services 10 a.m., Saturday, Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Frank Beattie officiating. To Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who desire may contribute directly to the Pueblo Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children, P.O. Box 1014.

Pizinger, Maurice Elmer
Maurice Elmer Pizinger - Pueblo Chieftain - April 02, 2005 - Maurice Elmer Pizinger, 82, a 30-year resident of Pueblo West, went to be with the Lord on March 29, 2005. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 44 years, Edith Pizinger. He is survived by his children, Daniel J. (Florence) of Colorado Springs, David L. (Sandy) Sr. of California, Steven M. of Englewood, Patricia K. Cooper of Pueblo, and Michael J. of Pueblo West; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Also survived by his sister, Iris Mattick of Lacy, Wash. Maurice was a member of the DAV, American Legion and Evangelical Free Church. He enjoyed gardening, spending time with his grandchildren and the farming lifestyle. He served in the Army Air Corps CBI during World War II. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, at Imperial Funeral Home, with graveside service to be held, 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the Fort Lyon National Cemetery in Fort Lyon, Colo., with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the DAV in his memory.

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