Man of Steel

April 22, 1954 – January 23, 2019

A tribute from his family:

He had big hands, thick stubby fingers and wide, strong palms.  He would squeeze your shoulders or your knee and you could feel the strength in them.

He loved to poke at you and torment you – it was one of the ways he said, “I love you!”

He was uncomfortable with the words, but he felt them, and he lived them.  Ask for a chocolate bar and he would get you the biggest one out there.  And when asked to pick up some butter for cookies, he returned with 7 boxes… another of the ways he said I love you.  He expressed his love in two words, not three, “You, too!”

He was solid – a constant, a rock around which we all whirled.  He was safe and he was strong – quick to anger but always in your court. 

He worked hard and played hard and loved his beer and his mountains and his girls.  He was a good man, and our favorite hero.

Bob was the Man of Steel.   Thank you, Lord, for blessing us with such a father and husband.

Robert Michael Sacco
April 22, 1954 – January 23, 2019

Robert Michael Sacco, age 64, a resident of Colorado Springs, passed away on January 23, 2019.  He was a loving and loyal husband, father, grandfather, brother, son and friend.

Bob was born on April 22, 1954 in Blair, Nebraska to Frank and Kathleen (Woolery) Sacco.  He moved around with his father’s career as he grew up, living in Omaha, Lexington, Washington, Millard, Arvada, and Aurora.

He met his wife, Donna Stone, in college at the University of Nebraska, and they were married on September 17, 1977 in Sioux City, Iowa.

He worked as an engineer in many capacities and locations, including Lincoln, Nebraska, Portland, Oregon, Guam and Colorado Springs.

Bob was a member of Engineers for Christ and SOCOMOGRO (the Southern Colorado Mountain Grotto cavers group), and he loved caving, winter backpacking, sword collecting, reading, scifi, music and beer.

He is survived by his loving wife, Donna Sacco; his children: Vanessa (husband Joshua Painter), Rebecca (husband Jeff Rose) and Dyanna Sacco; five grandchildren: Makayla, Noah, Riley, Gianna and Zachariah; his mother, Kathleen Sacco Elkins; his siblings: Mark (wife, Cindy) Sacco and Lisa (Sacco) Whitley; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at the Old Chicago restaurant upper floor tavern, 7115 Commerce Center Drive. 

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This Obituary Has 10 Condolences

  1. Proud to have known Bob, he was a good man who loved his family dearly. He will be missed by all who knew him. Praying for the entire Sacco family during this time. We love you guys!

  2. So sorry for your loss. We have such good memories of the time you lived here. We know that God will be near to you in your time of grief. 🙏

  3. Donna,
    So sorry to hear about Bob. I sent you an email, but it came back undeliverable. I obviously do not have your current address. He was such a great guy, and I’m sure he was so excited that you moved to the cabin. Bob was always such a caring person. Wanted to make sure everyone had what they needed. My prayers go out to you and your family that God will help you all to get through these times of adjustment and healing. My greatest sympathy to you and the girls and family.

  4. Mr. Sacco always made me feel safe. He was an amazing father to his girls. He was taken from this world too soon. I wish his entire family peace and the hope that they always feel his love shine down on them.

  5. Donna – I posted on one of your girls’ Facebook about how sorry I am for such a devastating loss. Whether you were prepared or not for Bob’s death, this hits hard and changes your life forever. I don’t have the words to convey my sympathy but know I’m praying for you and your girls and grandkids as much as I can, asking God to wrap you in big bear hugs to bring you comfort and let you know you’re not alone in this time.

  6. Dear Donna and Family, I am so sorry for your loss! I know you guys probably feel like you are in a fog and that you are in a bad dream. Just remember how much he loved all of you, and this will help to get you through your grief. You have a lot of friend and family for support, just lean on each other! Bob had a great life with you in it.

  7. Donna,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. My love to you and to your girls and all of your family. Please know you are in our thoughts and our prayers. May God uphold you during this difficult time.

  8. We too are so sorry to hear this news. We’re praying for all of you — remember Psalm 121 : 1-2 (((hugs)))

  9. Thinking of you all during such hard times. Prayers and love.

  10. It was an honor to know Bob. I spent many an hour caving with Bob and exploring. In 2003 I was crushed in a caving accident while caving with Bob and he was key in my extrication and I have him to thank for being here today. Bob, I will miss your smiling face and always happy outlook.

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