Richard Day Zeleny

richard zeleny

November 30, 1928 ~ November 24, 2017

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Richard Day Zeleny, 89, passed away Nov. 24, 2017. Survived by his wife of 67 years, Naomi Zeleny; children, Randy Zeleny, Lyn Zeleny and Kathleen Zeleny; and grandson, Paul Connor. Preceded in death by his parents; and brother, James Zeleny. Dick was born to Leslie and Florence Zeleny on Nov. 30, 1928, in St. Cloud, Minn. He worked for school District 60 and was administrator of USC (now CSU-Pueblo) and liked working with students of all ages. Dick enjoyed skiing at Monarch, tennis, swimming at the CSU pool, world travel, walking with his dogs, Ginger, Little Dog, Sparkle and Muffin and participating in the Colorado and Wyoming Senior Games. Member of First Presbyterian Church and the Pueblo Downtown Association. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Celebration of life, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, in the Montgomery & Steward Banquet Hall. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Pueblo Animal Services, 4600 Eagleridge Pl, Pueblo, CO 81008 or the Cancer Fund, 2901 Breezewood Ln, Knoxville, Tennessee 37921. Online Condolences,

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  1. Dear Kathleen and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you have wonderful memories that console you in this difficult time. Your father did some amazing things.

  2. Mr. Zeleny was my sixth grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary school in the early 1960’s. He was an outstanding teacher in all regards, with just the right touch of discipline, affection and professionalism. I became a teacher myself and often reflected on some of the experiences I had as a sixth grader in his class. It made me a better teacher. Even all these years later, I remember him fondly.

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