David Quintana, 61, of Salida died Oct. 10, 2018, at his home.
He was born Jan. 19, 1957, in Alamosa to Joe E. Quintana Jr. and Ida (Trujillo) Quintana-Dopp.
Mr. Quintana worked at the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad and Climax Molybdenum Mine and retired from The Mountain Mail newspaper in Salida, where he worked in the pressroom from 1985 to 2008 as a pressman.
His passion was music, whether old or new, and he knew his music, artists, bands and history. Family and friends said they could always ask him who sings this song or who is this artist or the band playing, and he always knew.
He enjoyed attending live concerts throughout his life with his siblings and friends, traveling in and out of state to attend.
Coincidently, his first concert was to see Santana with his childhood friend Richard Salazar, and his last concert was to see Carlos Santana three weeks ago in Las Vegas, Nev., with his sisters Loretta McCord and Audrey “Phyllis” Montoya.
Mr. Quintana loved to ride his bike around Salida and gather with friends at the park. He was usually at all live concerts at Riverside Park.
Family and friends described him as a very kind, loving and friendly man who always had a smile on his face.
He was also a big Denver Broncos fan.
Mr. Quintana was preceded in death by his parents and brother Anthony Montoya.
Survivors include his brothers Freddy Quirco of Colorado Springs, Larry Quirco of Alamosa, Jimmy Quirco of Alamosa and Gilbert Quintana of Golden; sisters, Audrey “Phyllis” Montoya of Denver, Tina Roybal of Lakewood, Donna (Jim) McLearn of Salida and Loretta (John) McCord of Sedalia; many aunts; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Viewing will be from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 16, 2018, and 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 17, 2018, at Lewis Glenn Funeral Home in Salida.
His funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 18, 2018, at Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home.
The Rev. Chuck Surface will officiate his funeral.
Arrangements are with Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be offered at lewisandglenn.com.