Paul C. Pullaro, 92, passed away Dec. 21, 2004, in Pueblo, Colorado. Survived by his wife, Nancy Pullaro; children, Samantha and Amanda Pullaro, all of the family home; children from his late wife Pauline, Barbara of Ft. Collins, Colo., Mike, Shannon and Rosemary, all of San Diego, Calif.; brother, Charles Pullaro and sister, Mary Hull, both of Pueblo; nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Rose Pullaro of Pueblo; his first wife, Pauline Pullaro of San Diego, Calif.; and his brother, Joe Pullaro of Pueblo. Paul was born May 12, 1912, in Pueblo. Paul was a contracting engineer and founder of Pullaro Contracting and ARO Trucking in San Diego. During his career he helped develop Sea World in San Diego. Paul has spent many years being a devoted and loving father to his children and teaching them to see the humor in life. He enjoyed coaching baseball in San Diego and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan. He loved gardening, riding horses, spending time in the mountains and walking his dogs. There will be an open house celebration of Paul's life from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 26, 2004, at the family home, 216 Dunsmere. Casual dress is welcome as Paul's beloved pets will be in attendance. Those who desire may make donations in Paul's memory to Southern Colorado Spay and Neuter Clinic through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Paul Pullaro, whom I called Boppa. One of many names made up by Grandchildren by kids who are young and can’t say Grandpa or Grandma. A name I made up so many years ago. Paul was a great Grandfather. He taught me many things that I’m thankful for that have made me the man I am today. I sent a lot of time with Paul while growing up. I sent weekends, weeks & months at his house in San Diego, while I was out of school on vacation. We went fishing, target shooting, camping in the motor home to Lake Skinner, to Padre games sitting in those two seats in Plaza level right behind home plate that Paul loved. Trips to work on job sites & riding on the tractors with him, working with him in his garden & the time I decided to try to shave with his straight razor, boy what a mistake. I’ll miss him so very much. I know he knew I loved him. I always told him I did. I even wrote him a letter telling him how much he meant to me. His picture sits on my dresser & the memories & love I have for him I will hold in my heart. I love you Boppa. May you rest in peace.

  2. Our thoughts and condolences go out to Nancy, Samantha and Amanda for your loss and the pain you are all going through. We will have pleasant memories of Paul walking his dogs through the neighborhood. Our deepest sympathy, Michael and Aimee Tihonovich.

  3. One of my fondest memory is when Paul use to phone my dad and ask for Colonel Poepo which I believe was some cartoon character and then dad would respond by calling Paul (Hey Viejo) which means in Spanish Old Man.

    Also when Paul and Nancy made a special trip to San Diego to visit my dad in his last days, I’ll never forget and witness the bond they shared for over fifty years or so, still reminiscing the same old stories

    I also took some pictures of Paul and dad drinking a can of Ensure together almost as they did back in the days but instead of Ensure it was a can of beer after a hard days work.

    I can see Paul entering the pearly gates and my dad greeting him saying to him it’s about time Viejo

    Paul you will be missed dearly

    Grateful, and with Love

    Debra Parra
    Daughter of Freddy Parra

  4. One of my fondest memory is when Paul use to phone my dad and ask for Colonial Poepo which I believe was some cartoon character and then dad would respond by calling Paul (Hey Viejo) which means in Spanish Old Man.

    Also when Paul and Nancy made a special trip to San Diego to visit my dad in his last days, I’ll never forget and witness the bond they shared for over fifty years or so, still reminiscing the same old stories

    I also took some pictures of Paul and dad drinking a can of Ensure together almost as they did back in the days but instead of Ensure it was a can of beer after a hard days work.

    I can see Paul entering the pearly gates and my dad greeting him saying to him it’s about time Viejo

    Paul you will be missed dearly

    Grateful, and with Love

    Debra Parra
    Daughter of Freddy Parra

  5. Honor. That is the word that first comes to mind when I reflect on knowing Paul the past 30 years. Lawyers often see the real heart of their clients when bad times test the soul. What I saw in Paul’s few bad years was true, rare honor. He absorbed all the bad, decided what needed to be done to make things right, then did that and more. Paul gave those around him a bright hope for the future because he made the present so secure and safe. And if someone let him down, he would let them know but not let them go. Those of us lucky enough to have known Paul won’t forget him. We send our prayers and thoughts to Nancy, Samantha and Amanda. Signed: Bill Fischbeck, Ron Oberndorfer, Debbie Whetstine, and Amy Snyder.

  6. Mancy, Samantha & Mandy:

    We were so saddened to learn of Paul’s death. He was a wonderful man and a great neighbor and he will be missed by all who knew him.

    We send our sympathy and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Irene & Mickey

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