Saturnino ‘Nino’ Santiago |

Saturnino ‘Nino’ Santiago

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Nino Santiago, 48, of Carbondale, CO, was born in Dunkirk, NY on July 1, 1962. He was raised in Camden, NJ and graduated from Camden High School in 1980 where he immediately joined the United States Marines. He was a Desert Shield and Desert Storm veteran and was honorably discharged in 1992. He loved serving his county and served three years with the Army National Guard and then joined the Air Force National Guard in 2001.

He worked as a correctional officer for the Southern Desert Correctional Facility, as prison boot camp drill sergeant, and also a detention officer for the North Las Vegas Police Department; Nino was also a private investigator in the Denver area before being employed with the town of Carbondale.

He became a Carbondale police officer in 2008 and was joined by his son, Junior, in 2010. Both Father and Son worked for the Carbondale Police Department.

He is survived by his wife, Ana Elsy Alvarenga Serrano; sons, Saturnino and Christian; daughters: Rosada and Breanna. He leaves behind his father, Guillermo Sr., his late mother Rosalia Rosario, his four brothers: Reinaldo Ramos, Guillermo Jr., Edwin, Louis and his two sisters Ada and Rosemary. His grandchildren: Xavier, Eli, Kayden and Autumn.

Viewing will take place at St Mary’s of the Crown on March 28 at 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Interment is Tuesday, March 29 at 11 a.m. with reception following at 1:30 p.m. at St Mary’s of the Crown.

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