Samuel J. Corsentino, 96, passed away Nov. 7, 2014. Survived by his children, Mary Beth Corsentino of Pueblo, Joe Corsentino of Denver, Rosemarie (Dave) Shier of Trinidad, Pattyanne Corsentino of Pueblo; brothers, Andy (Betty) Corsentino of Littleton, Jim Corsentino of Augusta, Ga.; sister, Linda Bartolo of Pueblo; grandchildren, Morgan (Jarrett Lavallee) Shier, Darby (PJ Munoz) Shier, Sam Corsentino, Sarah Shier; step-grandchildren, Tory Shier (Tim Ortiz), Brad (Tammy) Shier, Kirstin (Dave) Copeland; nine great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Connie Corsentino on Nov. 8, 2004. Sam was born to Joseph and Josephine Corsentino on Aug. 25, 1918, in Pueblo and was a lifetime Pueblo resident. Sam served in the US Army during WWII. He retired as a foreman at the Pueblo Army Depot. Sam was a successful Pueblo businessman; owning and operating Bucky's and Bucky's 2. Sam was very active in the Pueblo community; serving three terms on the Pueblo City Council. He was a member of the Pueblo HARP Authority and the HARP Foundation. He served as a member of the City County Health Board and Pueblo Diversified Industries. He was a member of the Columbian Federation of Italian American Societies and member of the American Legion, Post No. 2. Sam loved sports. He refereed regional high school sports for over 30 year. He was director of Runyon Field and later served on their board of directors. Corsentino Field was named in his honor in 2007. He was inducted into the Greater Pueblo Sports Hall of Fame in 1980. Sam was awarded the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award for the Pueblo Democratic Party. The family wishes to thank the many residents and staff at Life Care Center that made his last days so comfortable and filled with love. Visitation from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand, with Msgr. Jim Koenigsfeld as celebrant. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials to Runyon Field, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www. MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Dear Friends,
    Please know you have been in my thoughts and prayers with the passing of your dear Father. You girls were such a blessing to him during his stay at Life Care Center. I admired the three of you as I watched you taking care of your Father with such love and patience. My sincere condolences to all of your family. Sincerely, Charlene Himes

  2. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. I met Mr. Corsentino through my grandfather. As an impressionable young member of the Italian Lodge, I always assisted Mr. Corsentino with beverage service at the lodge’s annual dinner. I never saw him without a beaming smile across his face. It was always evident that he possessed a genuine zest for life, an appreciation for his heritage and country, and a deep love of family and friends. No doubt he inspired countless others to live exactly that way. How honored and blessed I am to have been given the opportunity to learn from such an extraordinary gentleman!
    Sincerely,
    Alex Ivan, Phoenix, AZ

  3. I am sorry for your loss. Mr. Corsentino was a great man I’m sure he is going to be truly missed by all that knew him. May he rest in everlasting peace. God has truly blessed you Mr. Corsentino. RIP
    Charlotte Cordova

  4. To Mary Beth and family, I used to work with Sammy when he was on the Board of Health. He always looked out for the environment and supported all the programs which we had to protect our community. He was so supportive when we held the very first Community Collection event in 1997. We collected recyclable items such as paint, tires and appliances. Sam was right there for the first one! What a great supporter of this community. He is not replaceable! But I sure hope his generosity, kindness and good judgement have lighted a path for others to follow. I will miss him for sure. Heather Maio-Retired from PCCHD

  5. Dear MaryBeth,
    Please accept my sincere condolences on the death of your father. I had visited with him at Life Care and enjoyed the flaminco on his door. I purchased one for my grandson. Please know my prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. May God bless you for being a fine daughter.
    Sincerely,
    MaryAnn

  6. I am sorry for the loss of your father, Sam. My family, the Galich’s, lived down the street from you. Our mothers, Helen and Connie, were friends, as were all the mothers on Tulane (especially the Catholic families!) After I moved out of my mom’s house, we parked in her driveway every year to walk to the State Fair. I always remember Sam sitting in his chair on the front porch saying hi and talking to everyone who walked past your house. I know he did so many other good things, but that is how I remember him. Now he and Connie are together again.

  7. Mary Beth, Pattyanne, siblings and extended family….your dad left a lasting legacy which will be remembered for generations to come. His commitment and enthusiasm for “that which is right and equitable for all people” should serve as a valuable model for today’s politicians….! It is never easy to lose someone we love so dearly, no matter the age. Though it is a blessing his earthly suffering is over and it is diifficult to sustain the loss, your memories of happier and healthier times will help sustain you as you move through the cycle of grief. Bless your hearts!

  8. Have a lot of fond memories of your Dad. We didn’t solve much, but we chewed over all the problems many times. He was a good guy. PS. your Mom was THE best Italian cookie maker.

  9. Sincerest Condolences from the Simmons Family. Our fondest memories will be of his Refereeing escapades while my Father and I were at PJC. He had an Extraordinary sense of Humor & Sportsmanship.

  10. Mary Beth, Pattyanne and family. He was a wonderful man who was liked by all. I will miss him at the functions I attended when he was there. Tom and I always went to his or your Mom’s section when we would vote to have them check us off. What a joy that was. My deepest sympathy to you and for the wonderful care and love you gave him. Fondly, Midge

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