February 8, 1923 ~ April 4, 2001
Anthony F. 'Slim' Gradisar, passed away April 4, 2001. Survived by his wife, Lila Gradisar of the family home, children, Nicholas Gradisar, Ray Gradisar, both of Pueblo, Kay (Mark) Stark, Hasty, Colo., Greg Gradisar, Keyport, Washington, Mary Jean (Andy Medvec) Gradisar, Denver, grandchildren, Tracy Salazar, Douglas Gradisar, Mike Stark, Rusty Stark, Natalie Gradisar, Emily Gradisar, Hannah Gradisar, great grandchildren, Jessica Salazar, Vanessa Salazar, Ammanda Salazar, sister, Ann (Charles) Lennon, Pueblo, brothers, Gabriel (Mary Lou) Gradisar, Pueblo, and Francis P. Gradisar of Pueblo. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Jane Gradisar, Marjorie Gradisar, Ramona Gradisar, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Anton and Anna (nee Zakrajsek) Gradisar, brothers, Walter, Henry, Joseph, Stanley and George Gradisar. Slim was born on February 8, 1923 in Pueblo and was a lifetime Pueblo resident. Veteran of the U. S. Army Air Force. He retired from the CF & I Steel Corp. in December 1972 after 31 years of service. In addition to his employment at CF & I he was an entrepreneur, building, owning and operating during his lifetime, Grady's Motel, Pups Club, and Gradisar Greyhound Kennels where he boarded racing greyhounds. Member of the Holy Family Church, Eagles Aerie No. 145, National Greyhound Association, and the Pueblo Senior Walkers and was an avid fan of greyhound racing. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 7, 2001 at Holy Family Church, 2827 Lakeview Avenue with the Reverend Father Jesse Perez as celebrant. A lunch reception will follow the Mass in the church fellowship hall. Those who desire may make memorials to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through the funeral home.