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Justin Scott Gardunio

January 11, 1992 ~ September 7, 2021 (age 29)

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Justin Scott Gardunio (Garbuddy), A sweet son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend, passed away in his sleep at the age of 29. On Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at his home in Buena Vista, CO. Justin was born January 11, 1992 in Salida Colorado to Scott Gardunio and Shelly (Martin) King. He went to school at Buena Vista high school. After school, he became a cook at various restaurants in Chafee County. Justin loved to cook, he had many great recipes. Justin also enjoyed woodworking and writing. He wrote many great short stories and was in the process of finishing a novel. He also enjoyed being with family and friends and his beloved dog Garpuppy. Justin loved swimming as a child, walking, and watching his favorite movies. He was a jokester, always joking around and having fun. Justin was a generous, passionate, sweet, loving and kind person. He would give you the last dollar he had. He always stood up for what he believed in and spoke his mind but always cared about everyone’s feelings. “It’s all in good fun.” Justin is preceded in death by his nephew Connor, his grandma toots, grandpa Lee and Papoo. He is survived by his mother Shelly King, father Scott Gardunio, step-dad Andy King, step-mom Dotty Gardunio, his sisters Amber (Joey) Lemley, Tori (Tommy) Nelson, Kaylee King and brother Jake Gardunio. His nephews Joseph and Carson and his niece Amelia. His Grandma Jody, Papa Wes, Grandma Wilma, Grandma Sandy, Grandpa Allen and many great grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Services will be held on September 14, 2021 at Cornerstone Church in Buena Vista at 10 AM. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Buena Vista, CO. In lieu of flowers please donate at On line condolences may be sent to the family at Arrangements are with Lewis and Glenn

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Funeral Service
September 14, 2021

10:00 AM
Cornerstone Church (Buena Vista)

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