August 3, 1953 ~ February 21, 2020
Born in: Viterbo, Italy
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado
Mario J. Gernazio Sr., 66, passed away Feb. 21, 2020. He is survived by Carol Tekavec; son, Mario (Ginger) Gernazio Jr.; daughter, Tiffany Gernazio; sister, Lisa (Nick) Daurio; Ty (Deidra) Tekavec; ten grandchildren; one niece; and numerous nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Marjorie Gernazio; and wife, Susan Gernazio.
He was born in Viterbo, Italy, was adopted by wonderful parents, and came to Colorado at age 3. He worked at Pueblo County and Griffis-Blessing as Director of Commercial Maintenance Operations. He was known as a man who could understand and fix anything.
He loved motorcycles, travel, and exploring, and visited Egypt, Peru, and Australia among others. He loved Mexico. Most of all he loved his children and grandchildren. No one who met him ever forgot him. He was larger than life and made friends everywhere he went.
There will be a private family inurnment. MARIO’S CELEBRATION OF LIFE HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, CO 81005. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com
The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Mario Joseph Gernazio 's name.
Sangre de Cristo Hospice
1207 Pueblo Blvd