Jim Fattor of Glenwood Springs died Tuesday, March 25, 2003. He was 90.
He was born June 17, 1912, in Cambria, Wyo., to Maria Stanaer Calliari and Angelo Fattor. His father died when Jim was 4, and his mother raised him and his three brothers and sister in Denver.
Mr. Fattor graduated from Manual High School in 1930.
He married Dorothy Croft on July 12, 1935. From humble beginnings, they were blessed with long and eventful lives.
Mr. Fattor worked for BF Goodrich, and was later self-employed. He moved to Glenwood Springs in 1962 to take over the Texaco gasoline distributorship. When it came to sales, Mr. Fattor was a natural. He retired in 1974.
He was a member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, and was a Grand Knight and District Grand Knight in the Knights of Columbus.
He was an active member of the Glenwood Springs Rotary Club and served as its president.
Mr. Fattor was instrumental in starting a boy’s club in Glenwood Springs. His years of community involvement earned him two distinguished awards: Citizen of the Year, and in 1975, the Dean Vogelaar Award.
He was a man of great energy, and he never knew a stranger.
In his spare time, he was always in search of the perfect golf game. He also enjoyed fishing and Sunday afternoon drives in the mountains.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy Fattor; by a sister, Ann; and by brothers John, Art and Joseph Fattor.
Mr. Fattor is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Jim and Carol Fattor of Boulder, Joe and Melissa Fattor of Leadville, Mike and Carol Fattor of Glenwood Springs, and Terry and Susie Fattor of Glenwood Springs; by grandchildren Bob, Amy, Tim, Jill, Michael, Bradley, Eric, Kristie, Nicholas and Troy Fattor, Suzanne Palmer, Stephanie Templon and Katie Danielson; by great-grandchildren Hannah, Addison, Leah and Keenan Fattor, Risa Palmer, and Patrick and Joseph Templon; and by a brother, Lou Fattor of Sun City, Ariz.
A Rosary service will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, at Farnum-Holt Mortuary Chapel, 405 W. 7th St. in Glenwood Springs.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 31, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Glenwood Springs, with the Revs. Tom Bradtke, Cliff McMillan and James Cuneo officiating.
Farnum-Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made in the form of a check or personal greeting for troops serving overseas to USO-Operation USO Care Package, c/o Pentagon Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 19221, Alexandria, VA 22320-9998.
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