Joseph Anthony Sambrano Sr. was born on October 23, 1946 in Trinidad, Colorado to Fermina Sambrano and entered into eternal rest on September 23, 2021. Joseph is preceded in death by daughter, Makalia Anne Sambrano; mother, Fermina Ramirez; stepfather Joaquin Ramirez Sr.; brothers, James Sambrano, Fred Ramirez, Arthur Ramirez, Joaquin Ramirez Jr.; and sister Rose Alvarado. Joseph is survived by his wife, Marie Gloria Sambrano; daughters, Valerie (Steve) Montoya, Rhonda (Daniel) Young; son, Joseph (Jessica Romero) Sambrano; granddaughters, Aaliyah Gamboa, Aria Sambrano, Natalie Young, Jordan Romero, Alexis Romero; grandson, Adrian Romero; siblings, Betty Ramirez, Wayne (Cheryl) Sambrano; and numerous nieces and nephews. Joe was an avid golfer. He represented Trinidad High School his senior year in the state golf tournament. He played in various golf tournaments, his favorite being the Latin Golf Tournament and any tournaments he got to partner with his son, Joseph. The 18th annual Latin Golf Tournament was won by Joseph and his best friend, Rich Merino. Joe was a devout Broncos fan. He loved all sports, playing them and watching them on TV. Basketball was his second favorite sport. He played on various teams and leagues over the years. Joe's hobbies included scratching his lottery tickets, playing poker with close friends and watching his old Westerns. Joe loved visiting with family and friends. He always had a kind word, a joke, and a hug for everyone. Most of all, he loved being with his children and grandchildren. He worked all his young and adult life in various jobs. His longest was with the Burlington Northern Railroad, a job he enjoyed. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 15, 2021 at Saint Anthony's Catholic Church in Aguilar CO, with Rosary beginning at 9:30 AM followed by the Funeral Mass at 10 AM. Military honors will immediately follow the Mass outside of the church. Reception at the Aguilar Community Center on Main Street will begin at 12:30 PM. Because of Joe's love of the Denver Broncos, people are encouraged to wear orange or any bronco clothing to celebrate Joe's life. Out of respect for the family and each other, masks are to be worn at the church services and while indoors, except to eat. Hand sanitizer will also be provided. Thank you for your consideration. Private inurnment will be held at a later date. Arrangements made under the direction of the Comi Funeral Home.
We were good friends throughout high school. RIP my friend.
January 12, 2022
Sorry for your loss. Always had a smile and kind word, He Will be missed.
Linda Vigil Sachs
October 12, 2021
Misty Zanolini and Family
October 11, 2021
What a great guy Joe,always a smile and a hug and a"how are you hita"every time he saw me. You will be missed by many Joe
Fly with the Angels...Rest in Peace
October 11, 2021
May God´s loving kindness and comfort help you and your family through this very difficult time. Matthew 5:4
October 9, 2021
Fly with the angels Uncle. Love you forever. I know you are with your beloved Makalia now.
October 4, 2021
So sorry about your loss. Steve and Joe were good friends in Trinidad growing up. Now they are together. When we were in Trinidad/ Aguilar about 2 months ago he said I should go visit Joe.
Thinking about you and your family
Take care Virginia Herrera