Joseph Edward Sopko

joseph sopko

December 17, 1949 ~ May 30, 2021

Born in: Colorado Springs, CO
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Service for Joseph Edward Sopko:

Joseph Edward Sopko, 71, passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2021, peacefully at home after a battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marlynn K Sopko; Daughters: Lisa Romo (John); Sandy Gibbs (Cole); Grandchildren: John Tyler Romo, Emily Crites, Aubree Romo, Nate Gibbs; Brother, Paul Sopko III; Numerous relatives, in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother Josephine Sopko, father Paul Sopko Jr., and sister Sharon Anderson. Joseph was born in Colorado Springs, Colo., on December, 17, 1949. Through his life he worked at Swerdfeger Construction, DJ Joseph, Rusler Produce, Milberger Farms and Crites Produce. Joseph enjoyed car shows, building cars and spending time with family and friends. He was also a member of the National Street Rod Association. Services, 10 a.m. Saturday, June 5, 2021, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Online condolences,


Memorial Service: June 5, 2021 10:00 am

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


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  1. To all of Joe’s family and friends, I offer my deepest condolences.

    I did not know Joe personally but I’ve come into possession of a truck that was probably his at one point.
    It was sold to my father who passed away from cancer a week later and so it came to me.
    From an early age my dad made sure I knew that “the quality of a man can be seen in his work and how he cares for his things”.
    Based on the care that was given to this old truck, Joe was a great man.

  2. Joe, this has been the hardest year of my life! I miss your beautiful eyes, sweet smile, belly laughs, gentle touch and your big hugs. Thank you for giving me our precious family who is constantly helping me through this! You will always be in my heart! I love you❤️

  3. Joe, I am so happy that you are not suffering in pain but my heart aches for you 💔 I miss your big hugs and gentle touch, your beautiful eyes and smile with an amazing laugh! Memories of you over this first lonely year without you has made me think I could not go on without you but the videos & pictures are reminders of our amazing marriage. You gave me our precious family that has made it bearable. You will always be in my heart! I love you more than words can say!

  4. I am sad to hear about Joe’s passing. He was a friend that I admired and looked to for inspiration. He taught me to use my hands to do things that I didn’t think I could do. I enjoyed watching Joe build his cars and learned more than I can even recall. He had those abilities that I tried to emulate. My thought and prayers go to his family, he will be missed. Joe’s friend John.

    • Hi John, thank you for your kind words. Joe thought a lot of you. He really enjoyed shooting clay pigeons with you. He respected your opinion at work. Thank you again for posting this message. Sincerely Marlynn

  5. Aunt Marlynn,
    You’re on my heart today. Uncle Joe will be so missed. Sending you all so much love. I’ll be praying for comfort and peace. Love you.

  6. Marilyn We are so so sorry to hear about Joe. We will miss his smile, love of life and his stories. We really enjoyed his presence and will remember him always. Our prayers and love are with you. Love John and Sharon Rusovick

  7. Marlynn,
    As you know, I lost Kenny in the early time of the pandemic. So not much was allowed. I’m glad those restrictions are gone, allowing you and your family to celebrate Joe’s life! My cell is 719-778-0693 if you need anything. Grieving is individual and know that you will get through this! Your in my prayers ♥

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