Alvin R. Papish, 89, passed away March 11, 2015. Survived by his brother, Mike Papish of Seattle, Wash.; children, Jackie (Doug) McGill, Marlene M. Papish and Gary Papish. Preceded in death by his wife, Martha M. Papish; and longtime companion, Joan Mihelich. Alvin was born on June 4, 1925, to Mike and Mary Papish, in Pueblo and lived his entire life in Pueblo. He served in the US Navy and was a WWII veteran. He retired from CF&I. Alvin was a member of Eagles FOE 145. Viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, and the service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, both in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Bruce McCandless Veterans' Nursing Home through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. My deepest condolences over your loss. May you find some comfort and strength from God’s love and wonderful promises found in Job 14:14,15; Psalms 55:22; Acts 24:15; Revelation 21:4.
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  2. Al became a part of our family because he and Joan Mihelich shared their last season together. There were many family dinners, weddings, baptisms that Al shared with the extended Mihelich family. Al always greeted me with a kiss, a hug and smile. He and Joan kept busy with dancing, traveling and just enjoying each others company. Al will be sorely missed, He holds a special place in our heart. My condelences to the Papish family. Terryl Jensen

  3. To the Papish family:
    I meet Al through Joan Mihelich. She always found and brought out the special person in everybody. Al was a very special and very caring person,he always greeted you with a smile and took time to listen and to catch up on what was going on in your life and his. Al had a BIG heart!! We will truly miss him and Joan. May God bless your family and give it the strength you need to get through this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Ricky and Victoria Carara

  4. Marlene, Jackie and Gary, Dear Friends from long ago. I’m thinking of you. I’m still here in Pueblo and would love to hear from you. Paula Alfonso Dunn – 561-6142.

  5. Marlene, Jackie and Gary may your dad rest in God’s peace. I would like to see the three of you to personally give you my sympathy, but I will be out of town. God Bless the three of you.

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