June 29, 1920 ~ August 12, 2003

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

Joseph P. 'Joe' Kahanic, 83, passed away August 12, 2003. Survived by his wife of 54 years, Loretta Kahanic; sons, Bob (Pam) of Limon, Frank (Jaque) of Danville, Kentucky and Mike (Judy) Kahanic of Houston; sister, Dorothy McIntyre of Denver. grandchildren, Shawn (Megan) Kaufman, Justin (Jenny) Kaufman, Stephanie, Christopher and Stacie Kaufman, Siobahn, Jason, and Jeremy Kahanic; and great-grandchildren, Sydnee and Sophee Kaufman. Preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Joseph Kahanic. Joe was born June 29, 1920, in Pueblo. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and retired from the Pueblo Police Department in 1979, after 32 years of service. Member of Shrine of the Shrine of St. Therese, former member of BPO Elks Lodge No. 90 and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels for over 10 years. Joe loved camping and fishing. As per his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, August 16, 2003, at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight, with the Rev. Father Liam Courtney as celebrant. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association or Macular Degeneration Foundation through the funeral home. The family will receive friends immediately following the Mass at the church hall.

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  1. Dear Aunt Loretta: Tracy and I want to wish our deepest condolences in the passing of Uncle Joe. I will always have the fondest memories of our camping trips in the mountains and all the fun us kids had together. Be sure in knowing that he is in a better place and has no pain or discomfort and will be with all of us in our hearts every day. Relize too, that he would want you to be sure and take care of yourself and the boys.
    All our thoughts and prayers
    Scott and Tracy Farron

  2. Dear Aunt Loretta, Bob, Frank and Mike:

    I’m so sorry to hear that Uncle Joe passed away. I can’t help thinking of him as a force of nature that will always be here.

    I know he was very ill for a long time, but I will always remember him as the strong bear of a man that he was when we were all younger.

    I know how difficult it is for you all to get through this time, and although I cannot be there with you now, my prayers are.
    Love, Janet

  3. Uncle Joe and Aunt Loretta were a pair to see. I loved their playful banter and strong personalities. We had a blast with them and you three guys when we were younger. I am glad I will always have those memories. I hope you,too, can keep great ones of both your mom and dad.

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