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Joe Tencza, April 8, 2007, Denver, Colorado

Joe Tencza

Joseph Tencza, age 62, passed away April 8, 2007 in Denver, Colorado. He was born August 29, 1944 to Joseph J. and Marguerite (Schroeder) Tencza. Col. Tencza retired from the Air Force after 27 years of service. He was a decorated Vietnam Veteran. He prided himself in his service to his country and his care of his family. He was an avid jogger having run the Honolulu Marathon several times as well as the Pikes Peak Ascent and many other local races. He also enjoyed working out at the Air Force Academy Community Gym. He was also known for his involvement in volunteer projects, and working with Martin Luther Homes and District 20 Schools. Joseph is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Frances; his daughter, Haven M. (and husband Ben) Amacher; his son, Mike W. (and wife Gretchen) Tencza; and his brother, Bill Tencza. He is also survived by five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2007 at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses. Visitation will be from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2007 at the Shrine of Remembrance with a prayer service to follow at 7:00 p.m. Private interment at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joseph's memory to the charity of the giver's choice.

Submitted by Phil Flavin. "Joe Tencza died Easter Weekend, 2007. I grew up with his brother Bill on Sherbourne and thought you should have this obit."