John Antonio Gash, 45, passed away Nov. 28, 2011. Born Oct. 22, 1966, in Pueblo. John served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps, was a Mason, a wonderful coach and retired as a correction officer for the Colo. Dept. of Correction. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Rose and Cecil Gash; uncle, Sonny; and brother, Tony. Survived by his parents, Sahara and Paul Maestas; sisters, Jacqueline Read, Lisa Sutton; brothers, Joshua Miles, Jerry Maestas; uncle, Antonio Dominguez; Justin Joe & Jarrett Read, Carolyn Bayless & family; Jeremiah Perez & family; Angelo Romero & family; many cherished nieces and nephews, friends, colleagues, and fellow servicemen. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Roman Ortiz officiating. Followed by military honors. Online condolences,

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  1. Hey John. Hows is it up there? Man, you were one hell of a father to me and very caring to my Sister, my mom, and me. I just wanted to say thank you for all you have done for us and I’m always proud to say that you were my step-father. Love you. Hooah!

  2. So sorry to hear about John, my heart goes out to all of the family. I will always remember all of the good times. John was always like the big brother I never had. Thanks for all the memories.

  3. May God comfort the family of John Gash at this hour of grief, today he walks hand in hand with the Lord, to the place that we all shall meet again with our dear Lord. My deepest condolenses to his family.

  4. This news has come to me with a heavy Heart, with memories of having a Great friend with the comforts of a Beautiful Family, your friendship will be never forgotten. May God comfort and bless this Family always.
    aka: Little John

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. I was blessed to work with John and could always depend on him. He had a true concern for co-workers and was very generous. Again I am sorry. Deb D.

  6. Sahara,Carolyn,Jackie & Family,
    I was very sad to read about John. My heart goes out to all of you. I know how much John meant to your family. He was a great person who did all he could for his family and I know he will be missed. You now have another angel to watch over you. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this sad time.

  7. My condolences to my other family and friends of John Gash. My cousin that was more like a brother. I’ll always remember Johns sense of humor and loyalty to family and friends. And the crazy times we had growing up and the spankings we got for walking the river beds and staying out late at the movies. John I wish we had more time together to do that fishing trip. Well Bro till we meet again. Rest In Peace You will never be forgotten. ” SEMPER FI MARINE”

  8. John is the best example of a TRUE FRIEND. All of us who had the privilege of knowing him will miss & remember him always. Rest in Peace My Brother.

  9. My condolences to family and friends of Gash. My best memory of John was playing football for my dad’s team and John giving 100% of himself. Keep his memory alive and thanks to the Lord for giving us John. You are missed.

  10. Lisa-My heart goes out to you in the loss of your brother. I know what a special place you hold for him in your heart. Know as I do that he’s still there, surrounding you with his presence and love…every day.Love you my friend! Mayme

  11. You were a good man to many! You always opened up your heart and home to anyone in need. This world lost a good man and you will be truely missed! Rest in peace ♥

  12. Im so sorry that i cant be there with all of you but please know that i think of you all often and your son and brother meant the world to me. He did and will always hold a special place in my heart thanks for all the great memories i will cherish them the rest of my life . god bless all of you and always know that my prayers are always with you …

    love always

  13. Dear, Sue Mike and Family
    My deepest condolences. John was truly one of a kind.He has left a wonderful legacy behind.And will be missed by those who loved him.May the Lord give you strength and peace.

  14. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all, during this difficult time. May God Bless You All. We Love You Guys. Mickey & Margie Stephenson

  15. I just can’t believe you are gone. I will miss you soooo much. You are a great man and a great role model for all. I am sure you are with Grandpa and Grandma Gash just having a great time. My heart just hurts so bad. Love and Miss you Bub until we meet again………..

  16. Bub,You were Loved by many. And you will be missed by all. You were an amazing man. We Love you.. your sister Lisa Sutton

  17. Sahara, Mike and Family;
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the loss of John. A true,true friend and buddy for the better part of the last 35 years.
    Know he has been welcomed with open arms and is the PROUD protector of many once again. Our prayers our with you and yours during this sad time. Greg Lopez and Family

  18. Dearest Sue and Mike,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. John will be sorely missed, but we will always remember him in our hearts and prayers. John was like a brother even though we weren’t in constant contact the love and caring was always there.

  19. Bub-
    Thank you for being you! We are so lucky to have had the opportunity to learn from and enjoy life with you. The world may have one less good man in it now, but you have truly influenced the lives of those who you have had to leave behind as you leave on your next great mission. You are incredible, we love you dearly, respect you immensely and will always look to our hearts for your guidence.
    Unconditionaly filled with love- Chili, Jett & Ang

  20. Bub, you will be missed by many. You were a great influence and inspiration for me as I entered the Marine Corps 23 years ago. I always appreciated your friendship. As life continued for us all, you were always understanding and we certainly continued a level of mutual respect for each other. I enjoyed the many golf games and fishing trips over the years. I am sure you are surrounded by familiar faces now. Keep the fly-line tight! Semper Fi!

  21. Bub, you are the rock of the family. You are the best and will always be in the hearts of all. Thank you for all you did, the memories will be very dear to our hearts. You are already missed and will be forever. To me you will be are ONE and ONLY BUB. We love you and thank you for the time we had together physically and now in our hearts. We love you.

  22. You will always be my protector and will be truely missed..I love you bub with all my heart. You were the best brother I could ever ask for..
    love your sis Jacqueline Read

  23. I am saddened by the loss of a great man and great soldier. God bless to all of his family and friends during this time.

  24. I’m very saddened to hear of John’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are for John and his family at this difficult time. God bless.

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