Joseph William Hunter

joseph  hunter

October 29, 1956 ~ September 6, 2020

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

Joseph William Hunter, 63, was born on Oct. 29, 1956, and passed away on Sept. 6, 2020. Survived by wife of 40 years, Kim; sons, Joey and Nick; sisters, Joanne (Dennis) Snyder and Joan Robbe; sisters-in-law, Roseann (Erik Flodin) Tavarozzi and Debbie (Danny) Gallegos; nieces, Diane Mattarocci (Donnie Scanga), Debbie Lepper (Lonnie Miles) and Carla (Thomas) Kautz; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Clarence and Mary Hunter; parents-in-law, Albert and Rose Tavarozzi; and brothers-in-law, Dwight Robbe and Bob Lepper. Joe graduated from Centennial High School in 1975, and CSU-Pueblo in 1981. He worked at Safeway for 45 years and enjoyed hunting, cooking, traveling, gardening and watching the Broncos. Joe loved to laugh and tell jokes. Private family service will be held. Online condolences,

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  1. Our dear friend Joe, your humor was priceless. We will always remember you and hold you in our hearts. Audrey and I would walk by the front of the store heading for lunch and joe would say, “look it’s the Lee sisters, Home And ugg”. We will truly miss you our friend. Kim, we also hold you in our thoughts and prayers you’re a True sweetheart. Audrey and Sherrie, Joes favorite flower girls.

  2. Bob Bravo

    Kim, Joey and Nick

    My deepest sympathy to you and the rest of the Hunter family .
    I met Joe when I was 16 years old . That’s when I started working for Safeway . I cant help but smile, looking back at all of the good times that we had, getting into some sort of mischief. Stories by the dozens . Even when I had not seen Joe for awhile, it never seemed like we never missed a beat . Joe was liked by all ,and was special to the rest of my family as well . Intelligent and quick with a joke or two . Some of my favorite memories include Joe . Rest In Peace my good friend .

  3. Will miss Joe. We went to school together and he always had good things to say. Great sense of humor. I learned much from him.

  4. Our condolences to Joe,s family. We have many fond memories being around Joe and Pam often said he was the only cook better than her. He brought many a smoked meal to the staff at our local business and would spend time laughing telling stories and planning the upcoming Antelope hunt on Pam’s parents farm.

  5. Saddened to note the passing of a Safeway great. Joe certainly embodied the best of the supermarket employees. Not knowing all of his family except Kim & her mom Rose as customers of the Southside Pharmacy, just wanted to say how sorry that the retirement we all hope for ended too abruptly for your family. Please accept my sharing in your grief at this time.

  6. My husband John Starr worked with Joe for many years. He remembers his great sense of humor and his zest for life.
    We are so sorry to hear of his passing.

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