Alfred T. Lotrich, 77, passed away on Nov. 20, 2020 in Pueblo.
Al was born in Lamar. His mother's parents were original settlers of Nepesta, and his father was a true Slovenian immigrant. His passing is the end of a generation. He was proud of his heritage and lifelong ties to Southern Colorado and would spend nearly his entire life in the southeast area.
After graduating high school in Holly in 1961 and a stint in the US Air Force, he moved back to Fowler in 1971 where he was a teacher, administrator and coach until 2000, when he retired. His accolades and contributions to small-town schools and sports is long, but his most important achievement in his career, to him, was the hundreds upon hundreds of friends he made through his job and life in Fowler and the area.
Retirement brought Al to Pueblo, where he would dedicate his “old man” life to his wife and grandkids and was one proud “Papo”. He rarely missed a sale at Bullseye Liquidators and developed quite a network of friends there over the last decade.
He will be remembered for his genuine honest personality, true commitment to his family, amazing storytelling ability, crazy math skills, unique sense of humor, arrowhead hunting and hiding those mini candy bars.
He's survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara; sons Alfie (Dusty) and Glen (Becki); and his three cherished grandkids Kassidy, Cauy and Dylan.
Al will be dearly missed but lived an amazing life. We will have a celebration of his life spring or summer 2021. Ccheck with Alf or watch Bullseye for details. Photo memorial at www.MontgomerySteward.com.
Posted online on December 08, 2020