Philip J. Giarratano, 77, passed away Nov. 4, 2007. Born Feb. 13, 1930, lifetime Pueblo resident. Survived by brother, John (Elizabeth) Giarratano; sisters, Mamie Murgel and Mary Gersick; sisters-in-law, Josephine Giarratano and Mariann Giarratano; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and special nephew, Joe Murgel. Predeceased by parents, John and Angelina Giarratano; brothers, Joseph 'Peps' Giarratano, Carl (Josephine) Giarratano and Sam Giarratano; brothers-in-law, John Murgel and Stanley 'Muggs' Gersick. Phil graduated from Central High School in 1948 and from Pueblo Junior College in 1950. He was employed by Don H. Peaker, Geologist, for 30 years as office manager. Member of St. Joseph Italian Lodge #236 and Eagles Aerie #145. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, at Our Lady of the Assumption, 900 E. Routt, with the Reverend Father Ben Bacino as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, in care of Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. To Family of Phil Giarratano.

    Phil worked for my father Don Peaker for most of his life. He was like family to us and I have known Plil since the 50’s. A more loyal, dedicated, and honest person one can not find. He was a key part of our fathers success and all of our family is thankful to him. Later, when Dad became ill and could not continue, Phil stayed and ran the affairs of the office. I became involved with the oil business as a result and Phil and I became quite close. His knowledge and experience was invaluable. We would get together when I could come to Pueblo and have lunch, and I have many plesent memories with Phil.

    I was not aware of his death until after the funeral, as I certainly would have attended.

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family, and and want you to know I was blessed and honered in life to have had Phil as a friend, and as previousely stated, considered part of our family

    Best to all:

    Howard Peaker

  2. Dear family members I was so sorry to hear about Phillip and could not get to the service today due to personel circumstances.
    I will always remember him as a gentle and kind man. Again, I am truly sorry for all of your loss.

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