John Chase

John Joseph Chase

Tuesday, May 26th, 1931 - Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
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John Joseph Chase, 88, of Fort Garland, CO, passed away peacefully on Sept. 25th, 2019.

John was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 26th, 1931 to Constantine and Anna Chase.

Upon graduation from Fordham University, John spent two years in the Air Force, attaining rank of First Lieutenant. He went on to complete a law degree at St. John’s Law School.

John had a successful career as an insurance lawyer with the Hartford Insurance Agency and the New York State Liquidation Bureau.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a twin brother Raphael (Bob) Chase.

John is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Shirley, and a brother Cornelius Chase (Carolyn) in addition to five children; daughters Lisa Laissle (Robert), Barbara Pugliese (John), and sons Robert Chase (Jean), John Chase (Maureen) and Thomas Chase (Katherine). John was also blessed with seven grandchildren.

A praying of the rosary will take place on Friday October 18th at 7pm
at Holy Family Mission Church, 626 Beaubien Ave, Fort Garland, CO.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday October 19th at 10am at Holy Family Mission Church, 626 Beaubien Ave, Fort Garland, CO.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Rogers Family Mortuary is in care of the arrangements. To leave online condolences, tributes and remarks for John’s family, please visit
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    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 10:00am
    Holy Family Catholic Church
    626 Beaubien Ave
    Fort Garland, Colorado 81133
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Tonya, Craig, Penny, & Dickie

Posted at 04:10pm
Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength. You are always in our thoughts and prayers.
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Cheryl Montoya

Posted at 01:45pm
Shirley, I am so sorry for you and your families loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
May the Perpetual Light shine upon him. Through the Mercy of God may John Rest In Peace

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