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Robert "Bob" Charles Cira

May 8, 1954 ~ September 3, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old


Robert Charles "Bob" Cira, 69, passed away on September 3, 2023 in Pueblo, Colorado. Robert was born on May 8, 1954 to Michael A. and Mary Eleanor Kurt-Cira in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Robert attended Roncalli High School for three years until it closed and then attended and graduated from Central High School in 1972. Robert received an Associate of Applied Science Degree as a Construction Electrician from Red Rocks Community College. He attained a Journeyman’s Electrical License from the State of Colorado.

Robert started his employment history very early in life as a paperboy for The Pueblo Chieftain and Star-Journal. Robert then went to Ryder Truck Driving school in Oklahoma and received a class A Commercial Driver’s License. He went on to drive semis for Pepsi Cola Bottling Company making deliveries throughout Colorado and New Mexico before moving to Denver to drive for Coors Transportation Company, over the road for several years out of Golden, Colorado. When Coors Transportation was outsourced, he moved to the brewery where he worked as the locomotive engineer on the night shift. Robert worked for Coors for 35 years and retired in 2015. Robert also used his Journeyman’s Electrical License by assisting at Lucky Strike Electric, his brother Stephen’s electrical contracting company.

Robert gave back to his community by volunteering at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, Colorado and as a volunteer for Operation Lifesaver teaching children and adults about rail safety. He was a volunteer coach for Girls Softball in Arvada, Colorado with the same group of girls from 1991 through 1999 and was (and still is) dearly loved by them. Robert was a kind, caring, and generous person who was always there to help his family and friends with anything they needed. Though Robert never had children of his own, he was considered by many including his nephews, nieces, his friend’s children, and his “softball girls” to be a father figure.

Robert was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese Parish. In his younger years he was a Mass server and then subsequently served as a Lector at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish.

Robert was a workaholic but in his time off he loved collecting and caring for his large (real) and small (collectible) cars. He enjoyed hunting and camping with his brothers and enjoyed the outdoors. He loved to travel and always insisted on doing the driving. Robert had many friends who he considered to be family and who loved him immensely

Robert is survived by his siblings Mary Patricia and Joseph A. Giordano of Pueblo, CO; Stephen M. Cira of Arvada, CO; Martin P. and Darcy R. Cira; Michael B. and Cindy E. Cira of Pueblo, CO; his nieces and nephews Dr. Anthony J. Giordano and Lauren E. Back of Beaverton, OR; Meghan P. and Michael J. Dunphy; Michael C. and Jessika Cira; Matthew M. and Dr. Katie L. Cira; Abbey R. Cira and Trysten Garcia of Pueblo, CO; his great-nephew Harrison J. O’Connor; and his great-nieces Tayleigh G. Cira; Quinn E. Dunphy; and Mollie R. Cira. He is also survived by many loving friends including the Morrone/Carleo/Gist and Nelson/Westphal families.

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September 14, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Angelus Chapel
1102 E. Evans Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81004

Mass of Christian Burial
September 15, 2023

10:00 AM
The Shrine of St. Therese
300 Goodnight Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81004

Interment following funeral service
September 15, 2023

Imperial Memorial Gardens
5450 Highway 78 West
Pueblo, CO 81005


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