John Wolny

August 22nd, 1928June 6th, 2022

John Wolny, 93, of Boulder, Colorado, passed away on June 5th 2022 in his apartment in Boulder. Born to Anna and Joseph Wolny on August 22, 1928, he was the last surviving sibling of twelve children and a lifelong resident of Colorado living first in Denver and later in Boulder. As a teenager, he left school to work as a baker, until his coworkers convinced him to continue his studies. He enrolled at Boulder High School, three years older than most of his classmates, and there met his future wife Doris Roseler. They graduated together in 1949. John served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War receiving weekly letters from Doris. They were married in 1953 after he returned from Korea, and he went on to complete a BA in History from Colorado State University. He always credited his wife with persuading him to finish (and even enjoy) school. Upon graduation from CSU, he obtained a job with First National Bank of Boulder where he worked until his retirement in 1989. John and Doris relished traveling, at first domestically, with their two children and Doris’s parents, and later in their 60s visiting the U.K. and Europe several times. For twenty years John and Doris spent their winters in Mesa, Arizona where they enjoyed golfing and visiting friends. Until Doris passed away in 2015, they could be found at home, dining on their back porch or watching football in their living room –John always kept a close eye on the spreads even if Doris never let him place a bet.

John was able to meet and enjoy his two great-granddaughters, Ella Rose and Maya Rae. He is survived by his daughter, Julie Wolny of Boulder, his son, Mark Wolny (Eleanor McNees), of Centennial, and four grandchildren and their partners, Torrell Thomas and Kohlbe Thomas, Gavin Wolny (Tonya Luna) and Nathan Wolny (Ginger Low) as well as by many loving nieces and nephews.  His family will miss his humility, his sense of humor, his stories from a remarkable life, and, most of all, his genuine consideration for others.