John J.
John J. "Jack" Cella

September 22, 1921 - August 9, 2017
Born in Denver, CO
Resided in Denver, CO
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Jack, 95, of Denver, passed peacefully on August 9, 2017. He was a Regis High School Basketball All-American, voted the Regis High School Greatest Athlete of All Time, member of the Colorado Tennis Hall of Fame, and always appreciated for his unique fashion sense.

Jack is survived by his children Julie (Michael) McKenna, Jack (Renee) Cella, Melanie (Dale) Marino; 8 grandchildren; and other loving family and friends. He is preceded in death by his wife Elaine.

A Funeral Mass will be held for Jack on Wednesday August 16, 2017 at 10AM at Christ the King Catholic Church, 830 Elm St, Denver, CO.

In memory of Jack Cella, the family requests donations be made to Invest in Kids at 1775 Sherman Street, Suite 2075, Denver CO 80203 or online at For nearly 20 years Invest in Kids has worked to improve the health and well-being of Colorado’s most vulnerable children and families. For any questions regarding this organization, please feel free to call Patrick Sablich at 303-839-1808 x106 or

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Funeral Mass
Christ the King Catholic Church
830 Elm Street
Denver, CO US 80220
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM