Below is the Greater Pueblo Sports Association (GPSA) list of deceased honorees that have since passed away since its inception in 1972. The list is by year of induction (in bold) into the GPSA.

LEGEND: p = awarded posthumously

2022:
Richard Hime (p) 12/21/2021
Marie Mass (p) 7/31/1995

2021:
Joe Taravella (p) 1/2/2021
Marty Servo (p) 2/18/1969

2020:
Darrel Vaughan (p) 7/15/2016
Joseph Occhiato (p) 10/16/1982

2019:
John Thomas Lane (p) 2/6/2018

2018:
Gene Poston (p) 3/9/2018
Eddie Smith (p) 11/2/2002
Lou Willschau (p) 2/20/1985

2017:
Arthur "Art" H. Gonzales 01/30/2020
Ron "Big O" Oreskovich (p) 7/27/2009
Robert "Bob" Busia (p) 10/18/1965

2014:
William "Bill" Trevithick 10/26/2018
George Zaharias (p) 5/22/1984
George Mastrini (p) 10/08/1977

2012:
Walter Hill 5/04/2013
Jack Hildner (p) 5/02/2012
William Valotz Sr. (p) 8/27/1988
Andrew Mihalick (p) 4/26/1976

2011:
David Galich (p) 11/20/2002
Frank "Inky "Pechek (p) 9/12/1987

2009:
Joe Puleo III (p) 6/22/1984

2008:
Eddie DeRose 1/22/2017
Ken Ramos 5/16/2016
Jerry Kersey (p) 9/21/2005
Elliott Plesew (p) 12/07/2002

2007:
Dennis Trujillo 11/28/2022
Sam Clay (p) 4/13/2007

2006:
Joe Prater (p) 8/01/2004
Roger Hargraves (p) 5/29/2004

2005:
Jeff Arnold 12/24/2021
Walt Clay 5/03/2013
Lee Douglas 2/04/2012
John Salimeno (p) 11/20/2002

2004:
Russell Sabo 2/08/2006
Richard Redd 9/08/2005
Dale Drummond (p) 4/21/1999

2003:
James (Jim) Flood 9/28/2011
Loren H. Kilstoffe 11/13/2010
Frank Flood 2/23/2010
Jerry Lisle Pike (p) 2/03/1967

2001:
Sonja Melton 4/06/2022
Ethelyn Jones Potestio 10/21/2008
G. Owen Smith 3/20/2008

2000:
Sam Dazzio 10/02/2021
Don Perko 9/14/2020
Bill Hodges 2/9/2020
Fred A. Pechek Jr. 12/12/2005

1999:
Robert "Bob" Rawlings 3/24/2017

1998:
Jerry Ellis 9/10/2008
Fred "Coogan" Pechek 11/6/2002
Elizabeth "Liz" Villegas (p) 1/31/1998

1997:
Carl Taibi 08/22/2021
Judy Hildner 12/22/2020
Dan Luna 10/21/2020
Pat Rea 6/19/2013

 

 

1996:
Dick Vinci 2/13/2012
Joel Herzog (p) 9/24/1995

1995:
Jim Lucero 1/31/2022
George Luiz 6/13/2015
Rick Pobst (p) 4/03/1986

1994:
William F. "Bill" Brown 4/01/2018
Don Schmidli 2/28/2018
Charlie Hoffman (p) 4/28/1992

1993:
"Mickey" Giarratino 10/28/2018
Dr. Thomas J. Muhic 08/03/2018
Dave Socier 12/25/2017

1992:
Sam "The Rabbit" Ferraro 9/16/2010
Tano Ozzello 2/24/2005
Michael M. Miller 8/18/2003
Dennis Shefcyk 8/22/2000
John Vecchio 7/20/2000
Loree "Pi" Sanford 5/28/2000
Joseph Hernandez (p) 6/21/1991
Dr. John W. Sabo Jr. (p) 1/18/1976

1991:
Ray Pusedu 2/22/2020
Jerry Traylor 6/10/2018
Lorraine Zabukovic 2/25/2017
Pete Carl Pisciotta 8/20/2014
Denny Stilson 6/15/2009
George Amaya 11/11/1994
Wilbur "Willie" Wright 10/09/1994

1990:
Gene Hochevar 12/2/2010
Tony Andenucio (p) 3/12/1977

1989:
>Ernie Lara 11/03/2004
Bobby Pechek 11/06/2002
Jack Helmsing 6/29/1990
Ray LeMaster II (p) 7/30/1989

1988:
Walter Pickard 10/31/2020
Robert Martinez 8/28/2016
John DeNardo 4/26/2013
Frank Pagano 6/07/2008
John Greco 7/06/2005
Ronny McDowell 8/10/2001
Brian Macartney 1/23/1998
Prince Knafelc 9/29/1990
Pete Pomeleo (p) 2/11/1983

1987:
Isobel (DeFiore) Simpson 10/11/2003
Bill Corder 4/08/2000
Jim Bongirno 7/30/1995

1986:
Paul DeFloyd 4/22/2007
John Tate 11/30/2005
C.T. Fitzgerald 2/28/1995

1985:
Patricia "Pat" Allsup 4/9/2021
JoAnne "Jody" Lane 8/7/2019
Rueben Tafoya 8/17/2003
Ernie Watkins 11/02/2001
Andy Sackman 3/20/2000
Albert Potestio 12/19/1994

1984:
Rich Vivoda 9/27/2020
John Rivas 8/29/2010
Newell Hall 4/05/2010
John Elbeck 5/10/2004
Tom Gillmore (p) 10/25/1982
George Newton (p) 3/14/1949

1983:
Ruth Louise Hulsey 11/04/2021
Charles Hitchcock 10/07/2005
Ralph "Giggs "Lindsey 4/23/2000
Dan Milusnic 4/20/1995
Voyd Joseph Elich 5/12/1987
Mike Mills Voinovich (p) 12/20/1960

 

1982:
Jack Parsons 12/22/2012
Dave Parlapiano 9/03/2008
Bob Pobst 6/07/2005
Charles George Simms 6/16/2002
Q.B. Pryor 11/16/2000
Bill Heath 1/12/1988
Rev. John Power (p) 9/09/1969

1981:
Ernie Ballotti 1/20/2022
Hoy Frakes 4/6/2020
Jim Grieve 11/18/2013
Frank Perko 10/26/1994
Ezekiel "Zeke" Jimenez 12/22/1989
Dave Baxter 1/16/1989
Hank Pechek (p) 8/03/1980

1980:
Mel Spence 11/22/2021
Sam Corsentino 11/07/2014
Tom Stanton 3/28/2006
Dave Novak 1/13/2004
George Grosvenor 9/20/2001
John Arellano 5/23/1995

1979:
James "Spank" Blasing 1/15/2007
Julius Dammann 7/08/2000
Fred F. Smith 12/08/1987
Robert McGraw (p) 6/02/1978

1978:
Jim Ranson 5/06/2018
Rodney Wallace 7/21/2013
Dr. Charles Dale Rea 1/22/2001
Lou Amaya 4/14/1999
Willard Stanley Kettering 6/16/1983
Frank Papish (p) 8/30/1965

1977:
LeLand Johnson 12/11/2012
Herb Casebeer 1/28/2009
Homer C. Thompson 1 1/27/1987
Joseph Edward Hughes 5/19/1986
Ross Beaty 9/18/1983
Ida J Jones 2/28/1983
Jim Fimple 4/10/1982
James D. Smith (p) 11/11/1972
Henry Gordon Gilmore (p) 7/04/1971

1976:
Larry Pickering 6/14/2018
Omar "Turk" Lown 7/18/2016
Sollie Raso 6/09/2016
Peter Anton Elich Jr. 3/28/2010
Otto W. "Tink" Snapp 2/18/2002
Judge Hatfield Chilson (p) 9/28/1991
Ken Coatney2/03/1991
James H. "Buff" Abell (p) 2/13/1976

1975:
Vernon Cochran 4/19/1994
Frank Hoag Jr. 7/24/1989
David Packard 3/26/1996
Frank Slack 11/18/1990
Dennis Hagaman (p) 7/28/1970

1974:
Joe "Awful" Coffee 3/07/1994
Ethel Wentworth 3/15/1990
Gordon Allot 1/17/1989
Oneal Hobbs 10/07/1987
Olga Tezak 3/21/1984
Sam Joes 5/23/1981
Ed Lesar (p) 1/14/1971
Floretta McCutheon (p) 2/02/1967

1973:
Tom Keach 7/13/2016
Raymond "Red" LeMasters 9/15/2002
Ed Smith 6/18/2001
Bill McClatchey 11/20/1982
Harry Simmons 9/27/1990
Earl Dutch Clark (p) 8/05/1978
Ed Orazem 5/25/1976
Tony Niccoli (p) 2/02/1973
Bruno DeRose (p) 9/10/1972

Remembering Our Fallen GPSA Inductees

The Greater Pueblo Sports Association (GPSA) has announced a list of honorees that have passed since the 2022 induction ceremony on Nov. 16.

 

Dennis TrujilloDennis Trujillo
11/28/2022
Class of 2007