Joseph M. 'Mack' Gettler, 71, passed away May 28, 2009. Survived by his wife of 40 years, Linda; children, Ray (Jamie) of Decatur, Ala., Ben (Penny) of Albuquerque, N.M., Candida 'Connie' of Greeley, Colo. and Andrew of Hesperia, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Pamela of Littleton, Colo.; aunt, Flora Cordova of Pueblo; 11 grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws; and his faithful companion, his dog, Shyla. Preceded in death by his son, Alex; and parents, Candida and Joseph M. Gettler, Sr. Mack was born Jan. 15, 1938, in Pueblo. He retired from Colorado Department of Corrections. He loved sports, and was an avid Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies fan. Mack was a member of Knights of Columbus and former member of Footprinters. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Monday, June 1, 2009, at Christ the King Church, 1708 Horseshoe Dr., with Msgr. Thomas Adrians V.G. as celebrant. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Linda and family,
    We are priviledged to have known your husband from St. Pius Church. Lina and Connie went to school at Centennial. She sends her condolences to Connie. We pray for “Mack”.

  2. Quick with a laugh and a smile and a story. Mack was loved and is missed. Deepest condolences, our prayers are with you in your grief and loss. God bless and keep you. T, Ryan, Josh and Autumn

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with Macks family. We graduated together from Central High.
    Donna Reynolds Pearl

  4. Thoughts and many prayers are with you all during this difficult time. My heart hurts for you because you’ve had so much sorrow in your hearts lately. May you be comforted by all the memories and good times shared with Mack. He was a great man and will be deeply missed.

  5. hi linda, so sorry about max, jack really like him and he will be missed. i don’t no if you new that jack passed away in dec.08 so i no how you feel if there’s anything i can do for you and your family please let me no. your in my prayers. judy

  6. Conversation & thoughts, events & kids, philosophy & politics, jokes & fun, laughter & tears – memories shared in good times & bad, knowing the Gettler’s were friends you could count on, a family you love. We will remember Mack, his deep chuckle & laugh, and feel fortunate that he touched our life. Prayers for all the family as the decisions & challenges are met and recovery & adjustments begin. Our love, prayers and condolences to each and every family member at this time.

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