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James Lazar Jr.

May 19, 1938 — April 10, 2023

James Lazar Jr.
May 19, 1938-April 10, 2023
James Lazar May 19, 1938 - April 10, 2023

James Lazar passed away peacefully on April 10, 2023 at the age of 84.
James Lazar, known as Jim or Butch to his family and friends, was born in Buffalo, NY in 1938. Jim lived in Jamestown,NY with his parents and two older sisters until he was 5-years-old. His family lived various places, including Tucson, AZ. He moved with his parents to Colorado when he was 17 years-old, where he met and married his wife of 58 years, Sharrene Rae Gumm. They married in June of 1962, raising three children in their home in Lakewood, Colorado. Together they have 4 grandsons. Sharrene preceded him in death on March29, 2021. Jim served in the Air Force from July 1956 to July 1960. Jim enjoyed gold panning and loved to show off the gold that he prospected from rivers. He loved motorcycles, and owned his own motorcycle shop. His pride-and-joy was his 1981 red Corvette. With his wife, Sharrene, Jim bowled on a weekly league, danced at Square Dances and visited the casinos, where he liked to beat the odds at the craps table. Together they traveled, taking cruiseships, airplanes, or roadtrips to various locations, including Italy and Australia.
Jim is survived by his three children: Denise, Jimmy, and Michael (Beth) and four grandchildren: Sam, Michael, Christopher, and Brady. Preceded in death by his wife Sharenne R. Lazar.

"When you're all alone and blue
No one to tell your troubles to
Remember me, I'm the one who loves you."
Johnny Cash

Visitation:
Monday April 24, 2023
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. (closed casket)
An open casket viewing will be held for 2 hours prior to the funeral service.

Funeral Service:
Tuesday April 25, 2023 11:30 a.m.
Horan & McConaty FamilyChapel
3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80227

Interment:
Tuesday April 25, 2023 01:30 p.m.
Olinger Crown Hill Cemetery
7777 W 29th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

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Visitation

Monday, April 24, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Starts at 11:30 am (Mountain (no DST) time)

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Interment

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Starts at 1:30 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

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