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.

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  1. I grew up two doors down from the Kocmans and knew all of the family well. I was attending CSU and Pudgie asked me to get an application for a class ring for him. It is odd what you remember. Another good person gone. As I get older life just whizzes by.

  2. Sandy, Ed and Kerrie: Our prayers are with you. Know you will miss Ed. He was a great guy and worked hard to keep Sandy under control. Please let us know if you need anything.

    John & Mary

  3. My sincere sympathies to Judy and Bob and the whole Kocman family. This brought back so many memories of being at your house and around your family. I was sorry to read about Pudgy and will keep you all in my prayers. God Bless you, Susie Burnett Valdez

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