Phil  Spano
Phil Spano

January 23, 1927 - August 24, 2017
Born in Welby, Colorado
Resided in Henderson, CO
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Phil Spano, 90, of Henderson, Colorado, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017. Phill was born on January 23, 1927, in Welby, Colorado to Joe and Jenny Spano. Phil's parents immigrated from Palermo, Sicily in 1923. Phil is survived by his wife of 68 years Ruth, his daughter Sandy (Lyle), and preceded in death by his son Phil Jr. and sister, Marietta Rody. He is survived by his brother, Tony Spano; sisters Rose Larusso, Carmella Calabrese, Ann Smtih (Kenny), Lena Saccomano; brother-in-law Don Rody. He had one granddaughter and one great granddaughter, numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

As a young man, Phil worked on his parent's farm in Welby, Colorado growing vegetables. He grew up in a large loving Italian family that focused around family and friends. A typical Sunday included at least 30 or more people joining the family for pasta, meatballs and lively conversation.
When Phil met his wife, Ruth Frances Mihelcich, his world centered around her. He and Ruth honeymooned on his first trip out of Colorado, driving to California. Soon after they welcomed their son Phil Jr., followed by their daughter Sandy. Phil was a loving husband and father.

The family loved to travel, starting with their first trip to Disneyland by car in the early 1960's. In the following years, Phil and Ruth loved to be joined by friends on their many adventures, which included visits to family in Sicily and a host of other wonderful places. Las Vegas was a favorite destination of his, where he recalled seeing the original "Rat Pack" at the Sands Hotel.
Over the years Phil created several businesses, with the first being a trucking company, Midwest Haulers Incorporated. He was also involved in his community and many charitable endeavors.
Phil enjoyed playing bocce ball and his weekly poker game with his buddies. He loved his daily lunch gatherings at Mickey's. Phil will be remembered as a kind, generous man and will be missed by many.

Viewing Wednesday 5:30pm-7pm at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 9998 Grant St, Thornton. Funeral Mass Thursday, 11am, Immaculate Heart of Mary, 11385 Grant Dr, Northglenn. Private entombment Tower of Memories, Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge.

In lieu of flowers, donations are to be made to Dominican Home Health Agency, 2501 Gaylord St, Denver CO 80205.

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Burial
Private
Visitation
Horan & McConaty - Grant
9998 Grant Street
Thornton, CO USA 80229
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Funeral Mass
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
11385 Grant Drive
Northglenn, CO US 80233
Thursday, August 31, 2017
11:00 AM