Carl J. Ganter

January 5th, 1932September 3rd, 2021

Carl came to Colorado in the late 60's by way of Detroit to ski the Rocky Mountains! He returned home from that trip and packed up four kids, a couple of U-hauls, a nephew, and landed in Boulder to build a restaurant they called Roman Village Pizza! Carl was a plumber by trade, which came in handy during construction. When they opened, his wife Kathy ran the lunch hour and Carl the dinner hour. For the last 30+ years Carl has lived in Steamboat Springs enjoying skiing and golf. 

Carl passed away on Friday, September 3rd, 2021 at the age of 89.

Carl is preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Kathy. He has three sons, David, Bruce, and Danny; one daughter, Colleen, seven grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

You did good, Dad. Real good. ~We Love You~


Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, September 13th at 10am at Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Carl will be laid to rest immediately following the service in Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery. For questions about COVID restricitions within the church, please call 303-494-7572


Sacred Heart of Mary Cemetery, Boulder | Map




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Fond memories of this great neighbor and of Roman Village Pizza. My thoughts are with you, Colleen.
I have the best teen year memories of Roman Village Pizza. First date was actually there with Ronald. Rest in Peace Friend.
David,Bruce, Danny and Colleen. You dad was a wonderful, funny and kind man. My thoughts and Prayers are with you all and your family. Love, Katy
I am so saddened to hear about Carl’s passing. I worked for him at Roman Village Pizza for about five years many decades ago and loved every minute of it. It was the most fun job I ever had in my whole working life. Carl treated me like a member of his family and even invited me into his home for holiday dinners on more than one occasion. I cannot possibly count the number of times I have reflected back to those days and wished I had tried to reestablish contact with Carl so I could tell him how much I appreciated every he did for me in that time of my life.
Carl and Roman Village Pizza were a large part of my late teen years in Boulder. My brothers and I all worked at RV and we loved it, well many not all of it, scrubbing the walking floors was definitely not fun! I remember Carl as caring and kind. Carl was not hesitant to call us out when we messed up. He understood many of us had issues we had to work through and while he did not condone everything we did, he never quit caring about us and wanting the best for us. Working at RV I felt like I was an extended part of his family! A great man who left a great legacy, my condolences and prayers for all of you.
So many great memories of Carl and the entire family; growing up with the Ganters - sneaking out with Dave, Jay, Tunde, Mike, anyone who could get out in the neighborhood :) of Roman Village Pizza - as a high schooler going there after football games, as a college student going there after football games, as the all purpose employee. Carl, you were always so good to me, thank you. Dave - so many memories, so much fun. Bruce, following in your big brothers footsteps - on steroids'! Danny and Colleen, you were much younger but I adore you both. Cindy Angell (Johnston)
My sons still talk about Roman Village Pizza. We would always stop there before the games I timed at Fairview H S.