February 2, 1921 ~ February 2, 2019
Born in: Chicago, Illinois
Resided in: Denver, Colorado
George W. Kaferly, 98, of Denver, Colorado, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019. George was born in Chicago IL on February 2, 1921 to George Leo and Lu Gabel Kaferly.
George married Adele Chavez on October 16, 1945, and lived in Chicago until they moved to Denver in 1964. George attained his Associate Degree in Engineering and worked for Western Electric Co./AT&T. During his career, George received the Junior Achievement Award and was a member of Telephone Pioneers of America. He was a founding member of Church of the Risen Christ Catholic Parish, a celebrated Master of Ceremonies, and was known for his great sense of humor. For many years, he delivered food every Monday to the needy and homeless with his good friend Bill Hammond. After George retired, he and Adele traveled extensively, visiting the U.K., Ireland, Spain, Italy, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Greece, Germany and Hawaii.
George was preceded in death by his wife Adele Chavez Kaferly, his sister Louise “Doll” Kaferly Yunker, and brother James Kaferly. He is survived by his children Barbara Ann (Dale W.) Buckley, Adele Therese (Loren Leys) Kaferly, Diane Helene Kaferly, and Christine Louise Kaferly; his grandchildren Donald George (Kristen Elliott) Jones, Olivia (Christoph Kammel) Kaferly, and Sarah Adele Leys; and his great grandchildren Emma Jones and Sydney Jones. He is further survived by many loving nephews, nieces and dear friends. George was beloved by those who knew him and will be greatly missed.
Visitation and Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 5pm on Monday, February 18, 2019 at Horan & McConaty Funeral Home, 11150 E. Dartmouth Ave., Aurora, Colorado. A Funeral Mass will take place at 10am on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Church of the Risen Christ Catholic Parish, 3060 S. Monaco Pkwy., Denver, CO, followed by burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery at 1pm.
Special thanks to Dr. Tamara Woods & Staff at CHPG Primary Care Southmoor, Diane Martini & Staff at Eastern Star Retirement Community, and Karin L. Johnson and Team at Centura Home Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Samaritan House Homeless Shelter, 2301 Lawrence St., Denver CO 80205 would be appreciated.
View George’s Video Tribute here:
Funeral Mass: February 19, 2019 10:00 am
Risen Christ Catholic Parish
3060 South Monaco Parkway
Denver, CO 80222
The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in George William Kaferly's name.