Angelo R. Gillen |

Angelo R. Gillen

Angelo R. Gillen

Angelo R. Gillen passed away on Jan. 28, 2010. He was 75.

Angelo was born on Nov. 14, 1934 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to James and Theresa (Olibo) Gillen. Angelo considered Leadville as home where he worked at Climax Mine until its closing. Angle was on his way home to Leadville when he stopped in Glenwood Springs and decided to stay. He was a constant visitor to the Glenwood Springs Caverns where the view was spectacular and considered the mountain his. Angelo worked for Walmart as a greeter until his retirement in 2009. On his days off, he would ride RFTA sharing information about Glenwood and his mountain.

He was in the Korean and Vietnam wars during his military career. He was very protective of the United States flag and made it his duty to make sure all flags in Glenwood were kept in good condition.

Angelo is survived by a twin brother, James Gillen; three children and many friends in the valley and from around the world.

A service will take place at 1 p.m., Jan. 31, 2010 at the Glenwood Springs Cavern Restaurant. A light lunch and refreshments will follow.

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