Kenneth A. "Kenny" Chavez

kenneth chavez

Obituary for Kenneth A. Chavez Kenny Chavez 72, died on January 20, 2014, at Denver Hospice, surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruby and Albert Chavez. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, his children, Debbie Chavez, Kenneth (Janet) Chavez, and Derrick Chavez, and his step children, Snooky (Linda) Acierno, and Dena (David ) Falbo. He has eight grandchildren, Shannon Chavez, Ali (Dom) Liberato, Tony Acierno, Giana Falbo, Sophia Falbo, Francesca Falbo, Kiana Chavez and Quinn Chavez. He has one great granddaughter, Ava Liberato. Kenny was born in Denver, on September 29, 1941. He attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from Annunciation High School. He loved sports and played through out his life. Football was his passion, he loved playing and watching his beloved Broncos, and when they weren't playing, he would watch any game he could find on television. He was an excellent athlete and excelled at any sport he played. In 1965, he was the Golden Gloves Champ and went to the National Finals, in Kansas City. He worked at the Denver Mint, the Rocky Mountain Arsenal and Samsonite, until he found his calling. He joined the Denver Police Department in 1968. Kenny loved being a policeman and took much pride in his profession. He was well respected by his peers. He spent 18 years in the Metro Swat Unit and was assigned to the Executive Security Unit until he retired after 36 years . He received the Medal of Honor and many Commendations for his actions during his career. He was a member of the Denver Police boxing team and travelled with the team to other cities, to compete with members of other Departments. At the age of 40 he was among the oldest of the team, but still the champ. Kenny loved the outdoors and spent much of his time in retirement, fishing, golfing , travelling and spending time with his grandchildren. One of his favorite places was Lake Powell, where he spent time every year. He loved spending time with his family and his dogs and enjoyed big family gatherings at his home. He loved gardening and enjoyed spending time in his back yard surrounded by the many beautiful plants and flowers. To relax, he would sit on the patio, while he smoked an occasional cigar and enjoy his surroundings. He belonged to Metro Seniors Golf Club where he had many good friends that shared his love of the game of Golf. Kenny also enjoyed playing poker with several of his fellow officers and belonged to a Poker Club with family and friends. His poker face served him well. There will be a Rosary service and a Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church 3549 Navajo St, Denver, CO. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Denver Police Athletic League (PAL) at 1240 W. Bayaud Ave., Denver, Co 80223

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1900 W. 38th Ave
Denver, CO

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
11:00 AM 1/28/2014 11:00:00 AM
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church

3549 Navajo Street
Denver, CO 80211

Recitation of the Rosary At 10:30 AM In lieu of flowers, memorial donations suggested to the Denver Police Athletic League (PAL) 1240 W. Bayaud Ave. Denver, Co. 80223

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church
3549 Navajo Street Denver 80211 CO
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