October 15, 1921 ~ June 8, 2018

Born in: Pueblo, Colorado,
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Carmen Carl Califano, 96, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord, his beloved wife Twylia and his son Doug, on June 8, 2018. Carl is survived by his sons, Carl (Paula) and Jerry (Cheryl); his daughter Katherine; grandchildren, John, Carla, Linh, Alexis, Dominic, Jordan, Matthew, Marissa, Kyle and Kayleigh; great-grandchildren, Gage, Allie, Ryker, Sarah, Taylor, Jackson, Nate, Blakely, Gabriel, Gavin, Sofia, Jackson, Mya, Grayson, Kimberly, Katherine and Peter; as well as numerous members of the Califano, Gurovich, Rivas, Gallegos and Allen families. Carl was devoted to his family and proudly protected them. He was the consummate salesman and could sell anything to anyone. Carl never met anyone that he did not treat as a friend during his lifetime, including the staff and residents of Brookdale Senior Living Home. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Thursday, June 14, Holy Family Church, 2827 Lakeview Ave. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 4104 Outlook Blvd., Building B, Pueblo, CO 81008-1870. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Wow! How blessed I was to have known Carl when I was a pastor at Holy Family Church, as a Franciscan priest. I visited Carl a few times at Brookdale Senior Living Home. The man always amazed me because he was so alert and still remembered our morning chats at Holy Family before the daily Mass celebration. Carl always arrived at the church early, unlocked it, had the lights on and knew where the switches were for cool air or heat. He always stood in the entry way of the church talking to everyone. He was never a stranger to anyone and most of all very Welcoming to all! He was such a generous, good, self-giving [never selfish] person. I knew when he went to Brookdale that he would get to know everyone in that Senior Living Facility. My sympathy to each of you and even his daughter who worked at Sangre de Cristo Arts Center. I would speak briefly with her when I bought tickets for some performance at the Arts Center. Let us continue to Reach Out and console each other and know deep within our heart and soul that Carl is in safer hands than ours and we will see him again as we have the promise of God on his holy Word. The Good Shepherd will lead him safely through that dark valley because the Good Shepherd has his staff to ward off any evil as he passes. The Lord will continue to walk with him as he passes-over, crosses-over into his final rest. I know the Motel #6 Light will be on when he arrives at his dwelling place, his condo in heaven. The commercial is right on… May Carl have his eternal rest and final peace. I walk with all of you at this time. Carl was a good man as the Book of Acts instructs us. Let him rest. Fr. Frank Davied

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