Dario Sturam 1934 " 2009
March 15, 2009
Dario Sturam passed away March 5, 2009, at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver. He was born March 1, 1934, to Leonardo and Bernarda Sturam in San Petro Al Natisone, Italy. Around 1954 Dario moved to the United States to live with his uncle in North Dakota.
He was preceded in death by his mother Bernarda, his father Leonardo and his sister Chazira. Dario is survived by his wife Loretta Sturam, his sister Iride and many family members in Italy; his daughter Tina (and Norm) Strang, granddaughter Cassandra Strang, grandson Justen Strang, of Hot Sulphur Springs; his son Tony Archuleta of Buffalo, N.Y.; granddaughters: Miranda, Melisa, and Marisa . Services were held 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, at the Immaculate Conception church in Las Vegas, N.M.
He enjoyed the majority of his life in Grand County, later on moving to Truth or Consequences, N.M. Dario Sturam was a very courageous man spending the last seven years fighting leukemia. He was a strong, caring person who touched the lives of many. He always found a way to brighten up a room with his vibrant smile.
Dario was an involved citizen, spending numerous hours delighting the hearts and minds of those around him, but those who knew him never put it past him to speak his mind, or say what he was feeling at the moment. He was a man that loved the simpler things in life, being outdoors, spending time with family, and his beloved gardening. Dario was a man who fought till the end, refusing to give up, he was not one to complain but embraced every minute of his life. He will truly be missed by everyone he graced his presence with.
On a bright and sunny day to heaven my grandfather found his way.