David C. Parlapiano, 78, passed away Sept. 3, 2008. Survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Marjorie, of the family home; children, William B.(Eileen) Charles of Loveland, Colo., Anne (Jim) Dalton of Pueblo, Dr. David M. (Jennifer) Parlapiano of Orlando, Fla. and John C. (Dina) Parlapiano of Colorado Springs; brother, Dr. James Rice (Jodene) Parlapiano of Pueblo; sister, Mary Jane Strieby of Lafayette, Colo.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Anna Parlapiano; sister, Ann Eleanor Hamner; and brother, Sam Parlapiano, Jr. David was born in Pueblo on July 9, 1930. David was active in sports, especially football. He was an integral member of the 1946, Centennial High School State Champion football team and graduated from Centennial in 1948. He was later named to the Pueblo Greater Sports Hall of Fame for his athletic endeavors. At CU, he was a member of the All Big Eight Football Team and the 'C' Club Alumni. David was a longtime prominent attorney in Pueblo. He was also a member of Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church, BPO Elks #90, Knights of Columbus, Pueblo Country Club and the Colorado/American Bar Association, since 1958. Viewing from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church, 23 Starling Dr., with the Rev. Fr. Kevin Novack as celebrant. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady of the Meadows or the Pueblo Animal Shelter through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. On behalf of my family, I want to thank all who have shared a kind word or memorable moment. We have been touched by the many people that have come to our side during this most difficult of times.

    While we grieve the loss of our husband, father, and grandpa we are comforted by the love and support that we have received.

    We thank you and ask that God bless you as he has our family!


    The Family of David C. Parlapiano

  2. John, Dina, Margory and Family: As I shared in my card, I fondly recall the evening we spent at dinner with your father, John, and he was one of a kind. I’m sure you’ll think of him daily for the rest of your life, as I do my late father. Whenever you think of him, also remember that it was clear to the rest of us of just how much he loved his family. He was a big man with a big heart. MC and I are thinking of you at this difficult time. Thoughts & prayers…

  3. John,

    What a wonderful experience! To be able to enjoy the celebration of your Father’s life. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family!

    God Bless,
    Michael P Richards

  4. John and family:

    Wishing you peace during this difficult time. Saying “goodbye” is never easy when you know you’ll miss him everyday. Remember death ends a life not a relationship – your Dad will be with you in thought and spirit. May his memories and life lessons carry you all through this trying time.
    God bless.

  5. John, please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you celebrate your fathers life. ~Greg

  6. Aunt Marge, Bill, Ann, David and John Parlapiano, et al,
    I am so grateful for the wonderful example and influence Uncle Dave was to me all of my life. The summers that I was able to spend in Colorado after my Mother died when I was only 11 years old with Grandma P. my Uncle Bud, Dave, Aunt Jane and Uncle Bob Strieby and all of my cousins and family members helped to fill such a tremendous void and helped to shape my life as a young man. Uncle Dave was my golf partner each summer at Pueblo C.C until I entered Texas A&M at age 18 and I learned a lot about life and what is really important from him. Together he and Uncle Bud made possible the opportunity for me to become an accomplished golfer but most importantly, a gentleman. If someday I can become 1/10th of the man he and Uncle Bud are, I will have done something really special in my life. Thanks for the great memories and I will hold all of you in prayer at 11AM Texas time on Saturday.
    May the grace and peace of our heavenly savior Jesus Christ be with each of you now and always.

    With love and devotion to all of you,

    Your nephew/cousin,
    Arthur H, “Scooter” Hamner
    Sulphur Springs, Texas

  7. Dear Parly’s,
    I am sorry to hear of your loss. He will be missed. I will always cherish his great story telling and our friendship. Keep the faith and know that he is in a better place.

    Ron Wristen

  8. To John and Family

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Never got to meet him, but I’m sure if he was anything like John, he was a good man. I always liked working with and for John over the years. I consider him a dear friend. You and the family will be in my prayers. God Bless You

  9. I will always remember Dave and family. He was always a part of my family. Iknow that my dad & mom will miss him. From our family to your’s all of our thoughts and prayers, to help you grive
    Jerry, Dolly , Doug , Scott , Greg
    Ward family

  10. To Annie and family,

    Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. Our prayers are with your and your loved ones.

    With much love,

    Kenny & Julie Jaramillo

  11. Always a big presence in my life. The laughter and the conversations I will always remember. My heart goes out to all my family, especially Aunt Marge, Bill, Ann, Jon-Jon and Dabo

    I love you and miss you Uncle Dave.

  12. John, Dina and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Although we never met David, just knowing you John makes the loss real for us too. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  13. I will always consider Dave one of my good friends and enjoyed our relationship in athletics and school related activities. He will be missed and always remembered.

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