Obituary of Julio Sidney Palm Jr.
Julio Sidney Palm Jr.
Julio Sidney Palm Jr. aka “Jay”, “Big Boy” and “Moe”, of Pueblo, Colorado, passed away at the age of 70 on December 20th, 2021.
Julio was born to Julio Palm and Elizabeth Palm in the bustling Bronx of New York on December 19th, 1951, where he would come of age with his loving siblings Janet and Richard aka “Richie” and discover his love for rock and roll music and his talent for the drums.
A few years later, he went from Theodore Roosevelt High School and traded his drumsticks for a M-16 and a pair of boots. Julio enthusiastically volunteered for the US Army at Local Board 24, where he was assigned to Co. B 52d Engr Bn Sixth United State Army, stationed at Ft. Carson, Colorado. He gallantly served in Vietnam and earned the National Defense Medal and SS Badge M16. After honorably serving in the US Army as a SP4, later in March of 1978, he continued his military service in the US Navy where he was stationed at the USS TRIPOLI LPH 10 and eventually honorably discharged as an Electrician’s Mate Third Class on March 14, 1980.
His time at Ft. Carson influenced him to make colorful Colorado his home. In this new home, surrounded by the Rockies, he continued as an electrician and a professional drummer, and would later dedicate the rest of his life to public service for the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Colorado Department of Corrections and the US Departments of Veterans’ Affairs.
Julio was a warrior of living and made the most of his life. He was a patriot who truly believed in his country and he loved playing his drums. He was a great soldier, son, brother, father, uncle, husband and stepdad.
He was preceded in death by his father, Julio Palm and his mother, Elizabeth Palm.
He is survived by his wife Anna M. Palm, his daughter Elizabeth “EJ” Palm and Larry Carrera, his sister Janet Caban, his nephews Jeffery Caban and Joseph Caban, his brother Richard “Richie” (Gigi) Palm, his niece Jessica (Angel) Montoya, his niece Lauren Palm, stepchildren Leo Chavez, Jr., Matthew (Kirsten) Chavez, Angelina (Billy) Balboni, step-grandchildren Samantha “Sammy” Chavez, Alexander “Xander” Chavez and Sterling Wamboldt.
He was a giving and loving man. We will miss you dearly!
Services will be held at Fort Logan National Cemetery 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd, Denver Colorado on January 7, 2022 at 9:15 am.