Reynaldo Federico Acosta
September 25, 1939 Denver, Colorado
April 12, 2012 Denver, Colorado
Wednesday, 2:00 p.m, Northglenn Christian Church
Reynaldo (Ron) Federico Acosta, longtime resident of Denver, Colorado (Globeville) passed away on April 12, 2012 at Presbyterian/St. Lukes Hospital in Denver, Colorado. Survived by his loving wife Alice, sons David and Daniel, daughter Darlene, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Ron was one of 17 children born in Denver, Colorado. Sisters: Elanor Montoya, Marilyn Carrasco, Vivian DeLeon, Rose Alarid, Charlene Romero, Debbie Lucero, Donna Borrego and Ruthann Romero (deceased). Brothers: Max Acosta, Ernest Martinez, Richard Borrego, Tony Acosta (deceased), James Acosta (deceased), Manual Acosta (deceased), Toby Borrego (deceased) and Modesto Borrego (deceased). Mother Lena Borrego (deceased). Father Carl Acosta (deceased). Ron was a very hard worker, this strong work ethic started at a very young age. At the age of 10, Ron would go out and work shining shoes and collecting bottles to help support his family. Growing up, he later worked as a gas station attendant and as a cook a the Brown Palace Hotel. He later met and married his loving wife Alice Acosta, a marriage that lasted over 52 loving years. The majority of Ron’s career (43 years), was spent with both the Denver Water Department and Bonsai Nursery (over 40 years). Ron was also President and owner of Acosta Properties, where he was known as “The Mayor of Globeville.” He enjoyed maintaining his homes. This strong work ethic is what kept Ron happy, knowing and ensuring his family was well taken care of. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, camping, and hunting. Spending time with his family was most important. He loved the time and the friendship he had with Dick Luna. He so looked forward to seeing him and spending time camping and fishing at Dick’s cabin in Steamboat Springs. He enjoyed the friendship he had with Ron and Linda Malik (Bonsai Nursery). The time he spent working and the relationships he developed with Ron and Linda were very special to him.