Rocko ‘Rocky’ Lee Martellaro

Rocko “Rocky” Lee Martellaro, 51, of Grand Junction died Aug. 26, 2019, at his home.

He was born May 23, 1968, in Salida to Dominic and Pearl (Fedde) Martellaro.

Mr. Martellaro attended Salida schools, Colorado Mountain College and Adams State University.

During his life, he worked at The Mountain Mail and Rocky Mountain Behavioral Center in Salida and was a counselor at Grand Junction Metro Treatment Center.

His family said he was an avid member of St. Joseph Catholic Church while living in Salida.

Mr. Martellaro’s hobbies included cribbage and collecting miniature lighthouses.

He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents and sister Katherine Ann Martellaro.

Survivors include his mother; brothers, Dominic (Barbara) Martellaro Jr. of Grand Junction and Gary (Jan) Martellaro of Deming, New Mexico; sisters, Sandra (Morris) Christensen and Betty Martellaro of Salida; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Services in both Salida and Grand Junction will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home in Salida to assist with funeral costs.

Arrangements are with Brown’s Funeral Home in Grand Junction and Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home in Salida.

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Kristen Philman

Rocky was such an amazing caring man. Whenever I had a problem or advice with my treatment, he always had his door open and dropped everything he is doing to assist me. He helped me as well as so many others with our sobriety and bettering ourselves. Anybody who knew Rocky is truly blessed. I pray the Lord is with his family at this time. He will be greatly missed.

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