Born on February 2nd, 1950

Departed on June 17th, 2019 and resided in Denver, Colorado

  • Memorial Service: St. Thomas Episcopal Church
    Saturday August 31st, 2019 4:00 pm through 5:00 pm

Gil passed away on June 17, 2019.  He is survived by his sister Janice Klesta of Elyria, OH; brother Glenn (GiHong) of Suwanee, GA; nieces and nephews Holly, Jill and Christopher Klesta, Kelly and Casey; girlfriend Peggy Miller and long-time friend Jill Zullo (Matt Carr).  He was predeceased by his parents Gilbert Sr. and Anne.

Born in 1950 and raised in Ohio, he received his B.A. (Spanish) and M.A. (Linguistics) from Ohio University. After teaching English as a Second Language in El Paso, Texas for a year after college, he moved to Denver, Colorado where he soon began a career with the Federal Government, retiring from the DFAS in 2008.

He enjoyed collecting valuables, team bowling, fishing, Rockies and Indians baseball, fireworks, music, playing guitar, Beatles cover bands, and watching football with The Browns Backers organization for many years.  Gil loved animals, and always had cats in his home .He was a caring, helpful, loving, intelligent, generous, funny and gentle man.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday August 31 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2201 Dexter St., Denver, CO 80207 at 4 p.m.

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Nina Abernathy

Gil was a very loving man and a good friend. He also had a very good sense of humor. He would say things that I still remember after years of his saying them. Still brings a smile to my face. Gil took the best care of his cats. They were all beautiful. Will miss you, Gil

August 8th, 2019 at 5:59pm

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