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John "Sonny" Celestino Pacheco

John Celestino Pacheco Jr (Sonny) 67 Years old of Granby Colorado passed away March 21, 2016 in Denver Colorado
Sonny was born on October 8, 1948 in Kremmling Colorado to John and Barbara Pacheco.
Sonny grew up in Tabernash Colorado with his 8 other siblings.
Sonny joined the Army in 1967 and proudly served his country in Vietnam.
After serving his country Sonny came home and would find work as a boss drilling tunnels connecting mines to the mill sights. Sonny would later work for the Middle Park School District as Transportation Director, as well as Manager of grounds and custodians. Upon retiring from the school district Sonny started a successful business, Sani King. Sonny was a hardworking man and gave 100 percent to any project he took on. The success of his business is a testament to his hard work.
Sonny married his wife Ellen Pacheco (Neal) on July 25 1970. They were blessed with one son and later blessed with three grandchildren,
One of Sonny's passions was flying. He and his friend Mike would spend many hours in the air.
Sonny was a mentor to many. He was a loving, kind, and an easy man to talk to. He always seemed to have the right words for any situation.
Sonny is survived by his wife Ellen Pacheco , his son Chad Pacheco his grandchildren Sonny Loy Pacheco, Daniel Everett Kamer and Karen Elizabeth Kamer of Granby CO
His siblings, Johanna Staten of Troy Ohio, Dean Pacheco of Grand Junction, Co, Corinne (Art) Becker of Cozad Ne, Manuel (Kathy) Pacheco, of Wallace Ne, Steve (Dori) Pacheco of Delta Co. Monita (Betty) Pacheco of Arvada Co.
He was a loving and caring Uncle to 31 beautiful nieces and nephews
He is preceded in death by John and Barbara Pacheco ( Mom and Dad), Sue Hardy, Linda Pacheco (sister in law), Twila Lee (sister ) Sandra Cooper (sister), Bill Lee (brother in law), Tawny Robinson (niece)
Services will be held On April 17, 2016 at 11:00am Middle Park High School Granby CO, reception will follow at same.
In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be made to the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) 2727 Bryant Street, #380 Denver Co 80211 or visit www.jdrf.org to make an online donation.
Until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

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My thoughts and prayers go out to Ellen Chad and his family Sonny was one of a kind he had many talents, a personality that was something else, kind loving, caring, easy to talk to I will miss him so much he will always be in my heart and never forgotten. Ellen keep those memories alive I am here for you God will get you through this minute by minute God Bless you today and in the days ahead Chad keep your chin up your dad was very proud of you and Sonny God Bless you both

Geneva Conn Apr 11 2016 12:00 AM

Each night so many sit with silent tears as they speak to you in thoughts and prayers, whispering how much they love and miss you, how much they all care. Please take their million tear drops and wrap them in your love, then ask the wind to carry them to you, up in heaven above, so on those days sadness fills their hearts because you're no longer near, they can find comfort in the beauty of the sky and know it's because you're there

Debbie Vogelsang Apr 8 2016 12:00 AM

May the loving God of the Holy Bible give you comfort at this difficult time from Revelation 21:3,4.

M.H. Mar 26 2016 12:00 AM

Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sonny was such a great & enthusiastic guy, he will be missed.

Penny & Bill Hamilton Mar 25 2016 12:00 AM

We were so sorry to hear about my cousin Sonny, He was without doubt one of my favorite people. Our prayers and love reach out to all his family.

Josie Berard Mar 24 2016 12:00 AM

U are really going to be missed
Love always Clayburn

Ron cooper Jr "Clay" Mar 23 2016 12:00 AM