Dr. Joseph 'Joe' Leo Sajbel, 84, passed away at his home in Pueblo surrounded by family Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Shirley; his children, Judith (Robert) Parker, Joseph (Sandra) Sajbel, Diane (Scott) Kelly, Linda (David) Dombeck, Martin (Karen) Sajbel, Tracy (David) Bruce, and Thomas (Miriam) Sajbel; his brother, Edward (Bonnie) Sajbel; and his 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Anna Sajbel; his sisters, Mary Culig and Irene Sajbel; and his brothers, John and Robert Sajbel. Joe was born Sept. 15, 1931, in Pueblo. He graduated from St. Patrick High School in Pueblo, attended the University of Colorado Boulder, and graduated from the Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Neb. He practiced Dentistry for 54 years in Security-Widefield, Colo., and Pueblo. He was a member of the American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, and Southeastern Colorado Dental Society, serving as president in 1967. He was a life member of the American College of Dentistry and a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Joe was a former parish council member at The Shrine of St. Therese Church and St. Patrick's Church. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and Elks Lodge No. 90. Joe loved spending time in the mountains and was an avid skier, hunter, and fisherman. He was most happy spending time with his family and hosting large gatherings with extended family and friends. Memorial Mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care in his name. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com.

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  1. My condolences to the Sajbel family as I just learned of Joe\’s passing today as I was reading a Creighton University Journal. Joe and I were classmates for four years in dental school, and though never real close, we were good friends. I will certainly remember him in my prayers.

  2. Sajbel Family,
    My thoughts and prayer are with you during this time of loss.
    Peace,
    Dennis Trujillo Johnson

  3. Dear Sajbel family,

    Our thoughts are with you at this time as you honor your father. He was a true gentleman and always very courteous. I always remember him having a smile on his face. Glad that our families have been close over the years. My dad considered Joe a great friend as was glad to have him as his dentist. I hope they are enjoying many rounds of golf up there.

    God bless you all.

  4. Hi great Sajbel family! I will always remember Joe with that great big smile and fire for life! He was always so welcoming to our family as we walked through the front door of the Sajbel home! So many happy memories of your family spin in my head! I loved playing Atari with Tracy in the Sajbel basement! That was the best! What a wonderfully bright light he has shined upon me and so many more! Thank you for that!

  5. Dear Sajbel family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. Dr. Sajbel was a gentleman and really fun person to know. I am sure glad I was able to know him and have very fond memories of him. The rounds of golf with Joe and Ed were great fun. So were the discussions afterward.

    Sincerely,
    Ben Fredregill

  6. Dear Shirley and the entire Sajbel family. I have a special place in my heart for each and everyone of you. Dr. was such an amazing Dentist and best boss you could ask for. I’m blessed to say he was also my friend. He was always there for me when I needed a shoulder to cry on. Shirley and Dr. attended my daughter’s softball games. I always felt like we were family. I miss eating donuts with Ed and Dr. Ed always brought us donuts and we looked forward to that! Miss drinking beer with you and Shirley also. We always had fun together and I’m just so blessed to have had this amazing man and family in my life.

  7. Dearest Shirley, Judy, Joey, Diane, Linda, Tracy, Marty and Tommy. My mouth is full of praises for your husband and father. It’s also very full of his dental work! Thank you for being the most wonderful neighbors I ever had. Mom certainly missed you guys when she left Pueblo. You’ve been a huge part of
    my life and my childhood. So many wonderful memories I have of Joe the parties you’re beautiful backyard going up to the cabin oh and yes even Arrow the dog! Many many happy memories! My prayers are with you at this time. I know that God will bless your family as you have truly blessed my family.

  8. Shirley, Judy, Joe, Diane, Linda, Marty, Tracy, and Tom. Pueblo lost a great man and influential person. God only knows how many peoples lives Joe touched in his life. All my teeth are healthy today because of the Doc. Our family has great childhood memories of spending time at the cabin, fishing and all the other activities. Gob bless and you are in our prayers! Joe and Dickens are enjoying a cold brew in heaven!

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