Joseph Gernazio entered heaven's gates on March 8, 2012, and rejoins his beloved wife, Marjorie and other loved ones who have gone before. Joe is survived by his children, Mario J. Gernazio Sr. (Carol Tekavec) and Lisa (Nick) Daurio; grandchildren, Mario Jr. (Ginger) Gernazio, Tiffany (Josh) Briggs, Jenna and Gregory Daurio; great-grandchildren, Liam, Theoren, Isabella, Caleb, Michaella, Emma and Gracie; sister, Lillian Icabone; sisters-in-law, Edythe and Gertrude Gernazio; and numerous other family members and friends. Joe is preceded in death by wife, Marjorie; sisters Victoria Arrigo and Lucille (Jack) Dionisio; brothers, John and Michael Gernazio. Born to Carl and Rose Gernazio March 27, 1920, in Pueblo, Colo. As a young man Joe was employed by CF&I Steel Mills, served in the US Navy during World War II and later was employed by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for 22 years. Joe loved his football, western movies, spending time with his family, and his dog, Gus. His gentle soul and loving ways will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Visitation and viewing, 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2012, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Mass of Christian burial, 2 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2012, at St. Joseph Church, 1145 S. Aspen Rd. Entombment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to PAWS for Life or Sangre De Cristo Hospice through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. A special thanks to Dr. George Birks for his compassionate care. Online condolences,

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  1. Dear Mario,
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your father Joe. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    Sincerely, Randy and Kelly Tekavec

  2. My condolences to the family and friends of Joe Gernazio. Lucky to have grown up in a neighborhood with the hard working WWII and older generation in the 1970s and 1980s. I really respect these people and like to here about their history. I also took there advice and stay off their lawns. Later on, maybe this is why Joe, sometimes trusted me to cut his lawn. I was amazed and nervous everytime.
    A great memory of Joe is when he had a route to fill up candy machines. Joe gave me a few bars. This was great because when I was a kid, my mom had me on a no preservative diet.
    Sorry about your loss of Joseph
    Gernazio. Gair

  3. Mario, Lisa and families:
    I know Joe gave so much to you, and in turn, your generosity and love toward others can be attributed to him. I am glad I had the opportunity to visit with him a few times, including a couple Air Force football games; he had so many interesting stories. Wishing you all the best during this difficult time.

  4. We are thankful for the opportunity to have met your father and his dog Gus. Lisa, Nick, Greg, and Jenna, his rich spirit is very much a part of your lives – may that same spirit help you through this difficult time. Conrad and Bev Waggener

  5. To the Gernazio and Daurio families: May you all find some peace during this time. I’m sure Joe had beautiful wings during his transition. Hugs and blessings to you.

  6. Dear Gernazio and Daurio Families:

    I’m sorry for your loss of Grandpa Joe. He was and will always be a great man and I have so many great memories of him. If there is anything any of you need, please don’t forget that I’m here. Love you all!

  7. Nick, Lisa and entire family

    A note of condolence for you during this time. May the good Lord be with you during this time.My thought and prayers are with all of you


  8. Dear Daurio Family:
    Saddened by the loss of your father, Lisa. I remember visiting with him often at your home when you lived in Pueblo West. What a kind, loving, gracious, wonderful man! I pray that the millions of great memories you have of him, and the times spent together will give you comfort during this difficult time. Sending prayers and thoughts your way. God bless!

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