October 10, 1932 ~ April 19, 2009
Edward L. 'Pudgy' Kocman, 76, passed away April 19, 2009. Survived by his wife, Sandra J. Kocman; children, Edward Kocman, Pueblo and Kerrie (Mark) Marino, Parker, Colo.; grandchildren, Brodie and Gianna Marino, both of Parker; sisters, Eileen (Mike) Deverich, Judy (Bob) Wertz, Marlene (Don) Peterlin and Darlene (Gene) Ley; brother, Joe (Pam) Kocman, all of Pueblo; brother-in-law, Gerald (Terry) Henigsman, Dallas, Texas; sister-in-law, Deborah Henigsman, Albuquerque, New Mexico; and numerous nieces and nephews. Edward was born to Rudolph and Elsie Kocman on October 10, 1932, in Pueblo, and was a lifetime resident. He served in the US Army from 1951 until 1954, during the Korean War. He retired from CF & I Steel as an Industrial Engineer. Member of Preseren Glee Club and a life-member of the KSKJ Lodge. He enjoyed fishing, making and flying model airplanes, sports and camping, as well as traveling. Viewing from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral mass, 2 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2009, at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, 217 E. Mesa Ave., with the Rev. Fr. Ben Bacino as celebrant. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans' Ritual Team and interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to either Preseren Glee Club or Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com.