James E. Ottino, 92, passed away Feb. 25, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ardell; step-son, David Holestine of Denver; granddaughters, Anna Lee Holestine of Denver, Katryne (Clayton) Bass of Iowa; great-granddaughters, Brianna and Roxanne of Denver; great-grandsons, Cael and Shawn Bass of Boone, Iowa; sister, Madlyn (Ralph) Taylor of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Lorene Prelesnik; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, James J. and Katherine Ottino; brothers, John D. Ottino and Joe Ottino; and step-son, Mark Holestine. Jim was born Jan. 14, 1921, in Rockvale, Colo., and moved to Pueblo when he was six years old. He attended school, graduating from Central High School in Pueblo. He went to Capital College of Pharmacy in Denver, graduating in 1940. Jim worked as a registered Pharmacist until drafted into the military. He served the duration of World War II in the South Pacific. He worked 71 years as a Registered Pharmacist, owning his own store the last 25 years. Jim was a lifetime member of the BPO Elks Lodge #90. Visitation one hour prior to service at 10 a.m. Monday, March 4, St. Pius Church, 3130 Morris Ave. Interment, Union Highland Cemetery, Florence, CO. Memorials may be made to Cancer Research through the funeral home. Online condolences, www.MongomerySteward.com

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers go to the family. We will always remember and appreciate how much Jim cared for our Mother, Anna Mae Silvers. What a good neighbor he was. Jesse and Leona Silvers

  2. My thoughts and prayers go out to Jims family. I really enjoyed taking care of Jim, and will miss the smiles and fun we had. He was a wonderful man and will be missed deeply.

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