Adrian Bernard “Bernie” Ciazza
Bernie passed away peacefully Feb. 2, 2019. He was born in Montgomery, Ala. and lived many years in the Washington, D.C. area, which was his home base before moving to Denver.
Bernie began a long Federal Government career by serving in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Returning to civilian life, he continued service to his country as a diplomat with postings in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe until his retirement in 1987.
Always interested in politics, Bernie worked on several campaigns, then successfully ran for treasurer of Arapahoe County in 1995 and a served for 12 years. Following his retirement as treasurer, he remained interested in politics and world affairs and was an avid reader on both subjects. He was an intelligent dynamic man who is truly missed by his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Susan, daughter Lisa (Peter), sons Eric (Maria) and Nicholas, brothers Robert and Joseph, sister Harlene, grandsons Matthew and Bodhi, numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Nikki.
A service is planned for a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to: The American Legion, Post 0001, 5400 E. Yale Ave., Denver, CO 80222 or The MaxFund, 720 W. 10th Ave., Denver, CO 80204
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