Robert (Bones) Terry Facchinello, 71, was born in Denver on September 1, 1947 to Peter D. Facchinello and Doris (McNeil) Burns and passed away November 23, 2018 at the Silver Heights Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Castle Rock. Robert lived most of his life in Littleton. He was a gifted student, making the Honor Roll and Dean's List from Junior High through College. He was an amazing athlete. He ran track, excelling at high jump and broad jump and played baseball, basketball and football. Football was his passion. He played quarterback at Grant Junior High and was a split end at Sheridan High School. With his large hands and height he could throw accurately, with distance and catch anything coming his way. Robert made All State and first team All Conference in his senior year. He received a football scholarship and went on to play at Colorado State College (University of Northern Colorado). He earned a teaching degree at UNC.
Robert is survived by his son Bradley Geist (Erin), grandsons, Cade and Connor, his sister Susan Facchinello, brother Ted (Bernie) Burns, his Aunt Joan Facchinello, and many cousins and special friends.
‘Bones’ will be missed by all who have been lucky enough to know him and be a part of his life. We would like to pass on our sincere appreciation and thanks to staff at Silver Heights which Bob called home and felt loved by all there.
Visitation will be Monday, December 10, 2018 at 6 PM with a Recitation of the Rosary at 7 PM, both at Drinkwine Family Mortuary. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at St. Mary Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Cherrelyn Healthcare Center, or Silver Heights Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Robert's memory.