John J. Barlettano "Papajon," 70, born March 24, 1942, and passed away on Nov. 7, 2012, peacefully at home in Colorado Springs, Colo., surrounded by his loving wife, children and grandchildren.
He was born in Weehawken, New Jersey. He retired from the military with 23 ¬½ years of dedicated service. He married Robbin at Fort Gordon, Georgia in 1966.
He was preceded in death by parents, Giovanni and Pasqualina Barlettano, and brothers, Alfred, Michael and James. Survived by wife, Robbin, and children, Bart (Devon), Ghuree (John), Gianna (MacKenzie), Jaret (Krissy), Michael, Tony (Rebecca), 10 grandchildren and his service dog, Gabriel. He was also a foster parent to over 20 children.
J2B held the following degrees: BS-Newark College of Engineering, MS-SMU Dallas, MS-UTD Dallas. He traveled the world in the USAF and after he retired, he worked as an engineering/math college professor. He also worked as a part-time systems engineer for multiple radio stations throughout Kansas and had an extreme passion for HAM/SW radio communications.
John's interment was at Fort Logan National Cemetery with full military honors on Nov. 16, 2012.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Paw Pals Assistance Dogs, Veteran's Fund, 11605 Meridian Market View, U124-#337, Falcon, CO 80831. www.paw-pals.org.