Steven John Giannetto

steven giannetto

April 25, 1953 ~ September 12, 2010

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Dr. Steven John Giannetto, 57, passed away Sept. 12, 2010. Survived by his wife, Laurie Giannetto; father, Joe Giannetto of Pueblo; children, Jamie, Lindsy, Mallory, Bonnie and Max; brother, Frank Giannetto of Pueblo; parents-in-law, Tom and Florence Santos; uncle and aunt, Phil and Shirley Giannetto of Pueblo; sister-in-law, Kathy (Ben) Palin of Montana; brother-in-law, Stuart Garcia of Fountain; nephews, Thomas and Scott; family friend, Georgia Anne Boone of Pueblo; numerous cousins; and loyal employees at his dental clinic. Preceded in death by his mother, Edna Rose Giannetto; uncles and aunts, Sam and Mary Giannetto, Carl and Josephine Giannetto, Joe and Vivian DeSalvo; brother-in-law, Thomas Santos Jr.; and sister-in-law, Sandy Garcia. Steven was born April 25, 1953, in Pueblo. He graduated from Creighton Dental School and had a dental practice for 31 years in Pueblo. He was a very gentle and caring dentist, and his patients loved him. Steven was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother and son-in-law. He was a good chef and enjoyed family dinners. He also enjoyed golfing, family gatherings and traveling. Viewing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Rosary, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, and funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, with Msgr. Leonard Racki and Fr. Ben Bacino concelebrating. Both services at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand. Entombment, Fairmount Mausoleum in Denver on Saturday. Online condolences,

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  1. my very dear condolences to the family.
    I met Steve and the Giannetto family while playing football at SCSC.
    Frank always wanted me to go back to Colorado, but I had work and business here in Las Vegas Nevada
    I am also saddened to learn of his passing a year or so ago, from friend from
    that city. I would like an address to send a card.
    My very best in life to all.

  2. I miss You Steve….There are so many fond memories I have when we were children…Laughing, playing, teasing, you calling me “Freddy”….Listening to the Beatles, and you always trying to protect me from harm, as I was a rebel and quite impulsive…You were such a great guy…I always would envy your wife..How did she get so lucky to get a Gem like yourself? You were quite the catch…I Love and miss You all the time my sweet cousin…I hope and pray your soul is at peace and that you are resting in the arms of our Lord….I will never forget you xoxo

  3. I coulnd’t believe it when I found out about Dr. G’s passing. He was an amazing boss and even more of an amazing mentor. Everything I know about the dental office, he taught me. My heart is with his dear family. He will be greatly missed.

  4. people would say to me..
    “ooo i hate dentists…”
    and i would get to puff up my chest and say: MINE is great! you should go to MY dentist!

    gonna miss being proud of ya Sir.
    Thank you
    Rest in peace

  5. Our deepest condolences to the Family and Staff of Dr. Steven Giannetto.
    May God bless you always in ALL ways.

    Shanna Farmer and
    Cathy Ames-Farmer – Accolades Magazine

  6. Jamie and Lindsy,
    Pat and I were so sorry to learn of your father’s passing while we were out of town. Please accept our condolences and prayers for you during this difficult time.
    Pat and Carle McEvoy

  7. Dear Joe and The Giannetto Family:
    As there are no words for your loss – remember he was a man of vast kindness and gentle concern for others. The world is a lesser place without Steve. Please accept my sympathy.

  8. Dearest Laurie, family and office staff..I am deeply saddened to hear the news of Dr. G’s passing. I will never forget his kindness and being the wonderful dentist he was. I know he will be deeply missed, not only by me, but by many. My heart and prayers are with you.

    Very Sincerely,

    Carla Romero

  9. Laurie and Kids,
    We will all miss Steve more than words can describe. The comments left on this page are a testimony to the wonderful man he has been, and the way in which he touched so many lives. Know that we are here for you all and that we love you all so much.
    Michael, Brenda, Cordero

  10. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Dr. G will be greatly missed by our family. He was a huge part of our lifes and a very kind person.

    Laurie, Melissa and Sarah

  11. Our Sympathy to the Gianetto Family & Employees. We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Steve our family dentist and friend for over 30 years. I will never forget his caring and compassion to my daughters Natalie, Tammy & Micki and to myself through the years. When Tammy had to have oral surgery years ago…Steve took the time to go and sit with her and hold her hand so she wouldn’t be scared. Those types of actions are just a part of the reason that we loved Steve as our dentist and our friend and he will not be forgotten.

  12. To the Giannetto family and Steve’s wonderful staff,
    We are so sorry for this loss. Steve was not only a friend but also a wonderful dentist. We have been with Steve and Shirley since the very beginning. Going “to the dentist” was never something to dread because he was so kind and gentle and thoughtful. We will miss him beyond words.

  13. Laurie and Bonnie, May God bless you with peace and comfort as you go through these sad times. Always remember the Love and the GREAT times. If we can help you in any way please let us know.

  14. Deepest condolences. While I never really got close to fully knowing Steve, he was always cordial, polite and sincere. The Pueblo dental community will miss you. Eternal prayers and may you forever live with our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ.

  15. Hi Laurie, Joe and Family,

    Jennifer and I would like to express our deepest sympathy and condolences. My memories of Steve are of a very kind man both personally and when he was my dentist. You are all in our prayers!

    Joseph and Jennifer Giannetto

  16. It is beyond words the saddness me and my family feel with the loss of Dr. G. He was not only our dentist but friend. He will be truly missed. Our heartfelt sympathy to the Giannetto family and staff. Elsie Butero and family

  17. Laurie and Family,
    We were deeply saddened to read today of the death of your dear husband Steve. We sadly only knew him by his wonderful reputation. You have always been a special person and Julie, Lucy, Rachel, Gina and I wish you the comfort of the God of All Comfort.

  18. Steve, I will always have great memories of our days in dental school, and our days together as part of the “Dribbling Deigos”. God Bless.

    Mark Troilo

  19. I had the privilege of getting to know Dr. G while I was in hygiene school. I will never forget his kind words of encouragement or the way he’d wink when he said good morning! My sincerest sympathy to his family. May the angels carry him softly to his eternal rest. God Bless you Dr. G.!

  20. I have no words to say how sorry I am for the loss of Dr G. I use to work next door for a few years. He was a great dentist. Always friendly and had the best smile on his face. To the family you all are in my thoughts and prayers. May your hearts be lifted by his spirit.
    Janelle Bongirno

  21. May God bless all the Giannetto Family and Staff. He was so gentle and took good care of us for many years. He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed.

  22. Dearest Laurie and family,
    We are so sorry to hear you have lost your very special man.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    We are sending you big hugs and lots of love!

  23. I was deeply saddened after hearing about the news that my good friend Steve had passed away. While we haven’t had a lot of recent contact, I am still filled with the warmth of the many fun filled experiences and close times we shared, especially during high school at Roncalli High and college in Pueblo. Steve and I seemed to click from day one of our friendship due to the fact that we were a lot alike in personality and character. And that feeling always seemed to be there, even after we hadn’t seen each other for a awhile, after I moved away from Pueblo. He was one of the kindest, most caring and generous people I have ever known. Steve truly touched my heart and life in a very special way and I will never forget the many steps we shared and took together. I will truly miss my lifelong friend and consider it a blessing to have had him in my life. Thanks and God’s blessing to you Steve. My heartfelt thoughts and condolences to his family.

  24. Our thoughts and prayers are with Steve’s family and those fortunate enough to be associated with him. He was a kind and gentle person who will be greatly missed! May he rest in peace.

  25. Mrs. Giannetto and Family,

    I was deeply saddened to hear the passing of Dr. Giannetto. I have been a patient of his since I was 6 years old. Dr. Giannetto had literally seen me grow up and have children of my own who were also his patients. The best memory I have of him was everytime I was there for an appointment he always called me “Kiddo” no matter how old I was, to him, I was “Kiddo”. From this day on no one will have the privilege to call me that. I will leave that for Dr. Giannetto to take with him. It is going to be very sad the next time my children or I sit in a dental chair because we know that Dr. Giannetto will not be coming in to see us. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your children, and his wonderful dental staff. He was a wonderful man and a very good dentist who will be deeply missed.

  26. I knew Steve through our shared high school reunion days at Seton and Roncalli.
    Blessings to his family and may he be at PEACE.

  27. Our sorrow-felt condolences to you Laurie and children–we have no words to express our feelings to all of you. Steve always made us feel so welcome and he was wonderful to me when I had my emergency root canal–it never hurt a bit and he did it with such ease–he always put me at ease. We will be there for you on Friday and Saturday back in Denver. We pray for the repose of Steve’s soul and that there will be comfort for all of you for the times ahead. You are very loved.

  28. I had just met Steve during a recent trip to Pueblo, CO to visit with our Creighton University dental graduates. He was a wonderful and kind man. I really enjoyed the opportunity to visit with him. To the family I send my prayers and thoughts and please know we are all there for you. God Bless all of you!


    Deb Denbeck

  29. I’ve never known anyone who actually likes going to the dentist, but going to Dr. Giannetto was a relief to the anguish of dental services. I was always reassured to know that my children would be taken care of in the most proper and gentle way by him. That can never be replaced. You will be missed not only through your profession, but for the soft spoken, wonderful man you were. Cody, Leanne, Lacey & Maverick Singleton

  30. Dr. Giannetto has been my dentist since my very first visit when I was 6 years old. He has always been gentle, not only in his treatment, but in his demeanor. I feel so lucky to have known him all these years and to also have gotten the chance to know a few members of his family, including Laurie.
    I am praying for his family and hoping that the memories of his kindness, laughter and truely caring spirit live on.
    His presence will be missed.
    Cathie Clark Rhodes

  31. Steve was my classmate at the Creighton University School of Dentistry. Truly one of the good guys. On behalf of the class of ’78, I pass along our condolences as well as our thoughts and prayers.

  32. Last Thursday, I saw Steve in his office and he was so gentle and kind. But that was not unusual; he always was amazing when I saw him. I never left without him asking about my children and what was going on in our lives. Steve spoke lovingly about his children last week and how fast they had grown. I have known Steve for many years and for sure he had gifts that are rare and sadly fleeting. May his family, friends and loyal staff find comfort in knowing that he made a profound difference in many lives and in our community. Rest in Peace, Steve.

  33. Steve was such an AMAZING soul with sincere KINDNESS! He was such a gentle person that loved his girls. He always talked about Jamie and Lindsy and how fast they grew up. I KNOW the community of Pueblo will miss this man, he was a blessing to all who knew him. Cory, my husband will also miss his visits at Carleo Creations Jewelry Store, he was a wonderful customer that always wore a genuine smile. May God REST his soul, He is one of the BIGGEST angels in heaven.

  34. As a patient of Dr.Giannetto for years (started as a young boy)I was shocked to find out about his passing. He was a very nice man and every time I had an appointment to see him he would ask “How my sister and mother were doing?” and vise versa with my sister. The most thing I will never forget about him is when he had his practice on Bonforte blvd. a long time ago when my sister and I had appointments is when we finished getting our teeth cleaned his staff and himself would walk us over to a treasure chest full of toys and we would get to pick one out. I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to his family and dental staff at this time. Thank You Dr.Giannetto for being our dentist for a long time you will be missed!! The Vargas Family.

  35. He was the gentle “Jaw Whisperer”.
    He will be greatly missed,
    and fondly remembered.
    Cricket and Bob

  36. “Dr. G” was a wonderful, compassionate person who was dedicated to his patients. He treated each patient not only as a unique individual, but as a friend. He will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and his staff.

  37. Steve’s absence will be greatly missed by all who knew him…such a kind, thoughtful, caring and gracious man, not to mention an outstanding dentist. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and staff….He will be deeply missed.

  38. I will truly miss this wonderful & caring Gentleman. May God bless all of the Gianetto Family and staff. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  39. Steve and I were High School buddies at Roncalli. I talked to him at length at our reunion this summer. I am going to miss him. God bless his wife, children and all his family. A special prayer to Joe, his father, my heart goes out to you.

  40. Laurie and family,
    We were so saddened to hear of Steve’s death. We pray for God’s angels to surround you all during this time of grief. Steve’s loss will be felt by not only his family, but his lovely employees, and hundreds of those who were blessed to have his gentle hands when it came time to visit the dentist. We are grateful to have known this kind man and for the circumstances which led us to his care several decades ago. He will be missed. May God wrap you in His comfort and love, we continue to pray for you all.

  41. Out thoughts and prayers are with the family and the staff. He was a caring and gentle person and will be sadly missed. May he have peace in heaven.

  42. I will miss your gentle and patient service to me and my family all these years.
    Will miss your caring and concern. May God grant your soul peace..

  43. Dearest Laurie & children–our heart-felt condolences to you all–we have no words to express our sorrow. Our prayers are for you and for the repose of Steve’s soul. We will always pray for your peace and comfort. All our love, Uncle Joe & Aunt Judy, Jeffrey, Jenna & Adam

  44. To Steve Giannetto Family;
    My prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow. Steve was a great man and I enjoyed working with him at Gorman Accounting. He will truly be missed.

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