Born in Denver, CO on January 22nd, 1957

Departed on May 1st, 2019 and resided in Denver, CO

    It is said that a person is defined by things they love.  This was certainly the case with Joe Scanlan. 

     Joe loved people. With his career in the liquor store industry, Joe was able to meet a number of people in the Denver area and seemed to know somebody wherever he went!  He recently retired from Mayfair Liquors. 

     He was always at family events and holidays, as his family was a very important part of his life. He is survived by 12 brothers and sisters, over 30 nieces and nephews and many in-laws and grand nieces and nephews. 

     Joe loved sports.  He was a season ticket holder for the Denver Broncos for 18 years! Whenever someone visited Joe, it was likely that there was a sports event on the television or radio. He enjoyed playing baseball, tennis, football and basketball with friends and family members. 

     Joe loved his bike. He went on a number of Ride The Rockies, and also rode in several other states. It was a rare day when Joe did not take his daily bike ride. 

     Joe truly loved traveling and the mountains, especially. He never turned down an opportunity to go some with family or friends. Joe Always made it a point to stop at the roadside markers and overlooks whenever traveling. He especially enjoyed fishing, hiking and visiting local restaurants and bars. 

     He will be missed my many, many people.  We are all blessed to have had the chance to have him in our lives. 

    Guestbook Entries

    Kris johnson

    Angel kisses and prayers. Truely an amazing man, Uncle, and friend. Will be missed by all especially his laugh and smile.

    May 3rd, 2019 at 3:23pm
    Linda Soran

    I had no idea Joe was such an avid cyclist. Sounds like he lived a lot of life. How blessed he was to have had all of you.

    May 3rd, 2019 at 4:32pm
    Marty Lavine

    I have no pictures to share but loved looking at all the others I do have many years of memories etched in my eyes of seeing Joe Crow. Loved that guy. Gonna miss him.

    May 3rd, 2019 at 4:40pm
    Rose Castaneda

    My friend, I will miss you so much. We always looked forward to our road trips and scenic routes. Thanks for always having wonderful music to travel with and the joy in your heart. So many roadside stops, so much fun.

    May 3rd, 2019 at 5:20pm
    Dallas Bradberry

    He will be missed by the multitudeds that knew & loved him!!!! Joe 💜💜💜you!!!

    May 3rd, 2019 at 9:03pm
    Gary Baughn

    It’s hard to accept I can’t see my friend Joe again. Joe was that kind of guy that you just expect, count on, depend on, always…for so many great things.
    Such a solid dude. His friendship blessed my life.

    May 3rd, 2019 at 10:01pm
    Suzi Brooks Toney

    Joe, always a smile and hello to everyone. RIP Joe. I am happy to have another good guy on my side up there. My thoughts and prayers to your family and friends. Blessed are we to have known you

    May 3rd, 2019 at 11:11pm
    Randy Tilstra

    It was always the 6 degrees of Joe Scanlon. No matter who you met, any two people on Earth were within six or fewer acquaintances apart from Joe. You are a great man and a great friend. Saying your name will always make me smile.

    May 3rd, 2019 at 11:15pm
    Deborann, Mike, James, Kevin, Kristianne. Beckwith

    Joe was a great Brother, uncle, uncle in law and great uncle. I will never forget the time you came up to Ogallala and fished
    lake McMonaughy with us and actually put your tent in our front yard cause it was kinda windy at the lake, and you put the tent up right next to the air conditioner and had to move it in the middle of the night and when you moved it you lost a sock a shoe and your pants so when we woke up the next morning. It was Pretty funny to see that in the front yard. I still don’t know if he ever found the other sock. Love and miss you Uncle Joe.

    May 4th, 2019 at 12:35am
    Ricky Dire

    Joe Scanlan…what can I say but his smile and his laugh was contagious. My Dad always said he was a hard worker and was the reason BB Liquors did as well as it did.
    You will be missed sir!

    May 4th, 2019 at 9:46am
    Debbie De Thomas-Ginn

    My heart hurts for the Scanlan’s, love and prayers go out to every single one of you.

    May 4th, 2019 at 10:59am
    Manuel Maes

    Gonna miss you Joey Bag O’ Donuts.

    May 4th, 2019 at 11:03am
    Cyndi Tauer

    I am so sorry to hear that Joe has passed. That man never met a stranger. He was always smiling and lifting people up just by his laugh and his swagger. He will be missed. Sending love and prayers to all of the Scanlan’s.

    May 4th, 2019 at 11:10am
    Mitch Kuklinski

    I could always count on laughing…heartily whenever I saw you! Peace.

    May 4th, 2019 at 2:12pm
    Mary DeSimone

    Joe, you’re one of the best guys I’ve ever known, and I know so many others feel the same. Funny, genuine, and truly kind, you just had a way of making any day brighter. I’ll miss you, my friend.

    May 4th, 2019 at 8:55pm
    Kathleen Hennessy

    Chrissy and Bean,

    I am so sad to hear of your brother Joe passing. Not only was he handsome, he was a riot.
    I took his picture many time for the Beverage Analyst. Slainte Joe and God Bless! 🙏🏼☘️☘️

    Kathleen and Mike Hennessy

    May 5th, 2019 at 2:16pm
    Mel Apodaca

    You will be missed my good friend!

    May 5th, 2019 at 9:05pm

    I will miss you .. my sweet, loving and wonderful brother. My heart is broken but I have countless memories that I will cherish forever!!
    Thank you for always being by my side, laughing, loving, and protecting me 💕

    May 6th, 2019 at 12:42am
    Troy Hanley

    What a true loss. Such a sweet human, the world is a much sadder place without him. Love to his family and loved ones

    May 6th, 2019 at 2:30am
    Brendan Dawson

    God speed Captain!

    May 6th, 2019 at 8:22am
    David Eberhard

    Joe, such a good guy. I laughed with you plenty, grieved a loss, savored a win, and discussed the world of sports with you enthusiastically. I loved hearing you describe your Ride the Rockies adventures. You just wanted to be with people and have fun. Our working time together was special. One evening at the store the computers were down. Saturday night, the lines long. You led us all with a smile, we had fun, the customers were pleased, another well spent day at Bonnie Brae Wine and Liquor. I’ll miss, never forgetting your happy smile.

    May 6th, 2019 at 10:48am
    Toni Hidalgo-Coleman

    Scanlan family I am truly sorry for your loss. Joe was the sunshine of the day, always smiling and having a good time. Your hearts are broken now but one day you will be able to think of him and have a smile or even a laugh about some memory. My deepest condolences to all.

    May 6th, 2019 at 4:20pm
    Maureen McNevin-Nobles

    So sad to hear about Joe’s passing. We grew up together, and went to school together. I just saw him for the first time in years last summer. Joe will be missed by all his family and friends, he was a great guy.

    May 6th, 2019 at 10:11pm
    Andrew Sexton

    Joe had the innate ability to not only see humor in every situation, but share it with whoever was around. I will miss you greatly.

    May 7th, 2019 at 10:42am
    Anne Miller-Waldschmidt

    Joe has known me since I was about 5 years old – I have no idea how long our families have been friends – A LONG LONG TIME . So many memories – him at South High playing softball on Sundays – swinging me around playing helicopter until I couldn’t stand – playing cards with my older brothers in my parents back yard – BBQ’s in his parents backyard and as I got older enjoying a cold beer with him and catching up on life. I am lucky to have another angel up there. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Scanlan family and all of Joes many friends. We are BLESSED to have enjoyed life with Joe. His Friendship Smile & Hugs will be missed.

    May 7th, 2019 at 1:08pm
    Betsy Sullivan Adams

    My condolences to the entire Scanlan family. Joe will be missed. I crossed paths with Joe ( usually at BBT or the Campus) for a cheers , a fun story and a great laugh throughout the years. We always looked forward running into him to hear about his bike warrior stories, updates on the family and good old memories. We went to SVDP where the journey, stories and laughter began! Rest In Peace Joe, you are with many good souls☘️.

    May 11th, 2019 at 4:18pm

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