John Ozzello, former resident of Trinidad, passed away at the age of 63 at his home in Buceria, Mexico, fighting a valiant fight with a brief illness on July 7, 2010.
John was born to Jim and Pauline Ozzello on Oct. 31, 1946.
John attended Trinidad High School, graduating in 1964. Went on to attend Trinidad State Junior College and Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
Upon completion of his education, John was a Vista Volunteer in Trinidad and worked at the JAYS Center and developed the first data system for the City of Trinidad.
Leaving Trinidad, he moved to Denver where he was liaison for the City and County of Denver; Director of Employability, an agency for people with Disabilities.
He then moved to Leadville where he was Director of Human Services and the Health Department for Lake County.
When he retired, John and his wife moved to Buceria, Mexico where they opened a Hospice Home Health Center.
John's work career was always centered on making life better for all people.
John was preceded in death by his parents; Jim and Pauline (Archuleta) Ozzello; brother, Tano Ozzello, and infant nephew, Jordan Daniel Choate.
John is survived by his wife, Lisa of 24 years; daughters, Emily and Pehle Wilson of the Denver area; brother Roger Ozzello, Thorton; sisters, Kathy (Sam) Thompson of Simla; Paula Ozzello and Susan (Don) Choate of Trinidad; sister-in-law, Mary Rose Ozzello, La Junta; aunts, Lucille Ozzello, Trinidad; Irene McAllister, Swink; Uncle Fred Medina, Trinidad; numerous nieces and nephews; grand nieces and nephews, and cousins.
John will be sadly missed by his family and friends. John had a way of touching everyone's life, for that he will never be forgotten.
John is being returned to his native home of Colorado and A memorial service will be held in the Denver area in the near future.
Courtesy of Comi Funeral Home.