Nikifor John Savastinuk

November 14, 1951September 18, 2020

Nikifor “Nik” John Savastinuk, of Aurora, CO; passed away peacefully on September 18, 2020.

Nik was born in Flemington, New Jersey to Agnes and John Savastinuk. He grew up surrounded by a large family including his older brother Aksenti John “AJ”, his younger brother Philip, and younger sisters, Pauline and Theresa.

In the early 70’s his family was temporarily transferred to Colorado. Nik chose to stay in Colorado and finish out his highschool years at Cherry Creek High School and then continued on to Adams State College. It was the second week in college when a spitfire named Debi asked him out on a date and they were married shortly after.

Nik’s true passion was music. Whether it was playing his favorite guitar “Lester” or tickling the ivories, Nik did it all in his bands. Music was his passion and he loved to play, sing, and jam with the best of them. He surrounded himself with friends and artists that could jam together for hours and make the happiest of memories creating amazing music together. He loved writing, recording and listening to music, especially rock. When he wasn’t jamming out you could find him rocking out at concerts or cheering on his Broncos and Rockies.

Nik is survived by his wife Debi Savastinuk, his daughter Notasha Mauzy and her husband Chris along with their children Tanner and Kelsi Mauzy; his son Nicholas and his children, Mike and Samantha and his daughter Natalie Savastinuk and her fiance Dana Silva.

Services October 24th at Horan and McConaty Cremation Garden, Centennial, CO


Nikifor John Savastinuk

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eugene angell

October 8, 2020

What can I say about Nik. I person of many talents and passion. To talk with him on Music was a pleasure. We shared so many memories of old songs and artist. He made many recordings as a one man band. I was fortunate that he gave me some to keep. I often suggested that he put the out for people to hear. I made many long road trips with him; always a good companion. He always put the customer first. Always seeking new ways to get things done. I will miss him.

Lavade Lanier

October 7, 2020

Nik was always so thoughtful and kind when he came to offer computer support services whenever I needed it. My last interaction with Nik was when he ordered me a brand new hotspot so that I could continue to work from home. His expertise and supportive services will be truly missed, he was such a kind soul. My heartfelt condolences go to all of Nik's family, friends and colleagues. May he rest in divine peace.

Jennifer Beck

September 28, 2020

Nik was a wonderful man and one of my favorites to work with. He was so patient and thourough in his work. While I am sure it was not easy when he was away I always appreciated when he would travel to our office for technical support. Sending healing prayers to Nik's family and loved ones.

Barbara Wills

September 28, 2020

I knew Nik through his work supporting CDLE. He was one of the good ones - patient, soft-spoken, understanding. I am so sorry he's gone - I'll miss him.

Christopher Cheaqui

September 25, 2020

I was able to work with Nik over the last 2 and a half years at CDLE closely as a support Technician. Nik was always someone I could reach out to and depend on. He would always drop whatever he was working on to help you, and he helped me learn a lot while I started my career at CDLE. Over the time I worked with him I also learned what a gentle, kind, and artistic person he was. My fondest memories of him are when he would talk about music, his bands and his guitars. He could also push us on any conversation about theology or philosophy. He was a very intelligent soul. He is sorely missed, and I can't help but feel I have been blessed to have known him.

May his memory be eternal.

Linda Wray

September 25, 2020

So sad to learn of Nik's passing. What an awesome person to work with through the CDLE OIT department. Nik was always quick with wit and a smile; and always took great care of my requests for assistance with our regional staff. I can only speak of excellence as well as professionalism when I speak of Nik. He will be so sorely missed. What a blessing to know and work with him for the time I did. Many, many good thoughts and prayers to family and friends. May the joyful memories you have bring some peace to your hearts.

Gretchen Dewey

September 25, 2020

What sad news!! I only knew Nik through his work at CDLE. Nik was always so helpful and patient with all my computer issues. My condolences and prayers for his family and close friends.

Samuel Kelly

September 25, 2020

I had the privilege to Drum with Nik on a few occasions. Nik's versatility between Keyboards and Electric Guitar was insane! He always made the riff he was playing better than the original:) Rarely do you find someone as technical and musically talented as Nik. We love him and He will be missed! On behalf of the Workers' Compensation Technical Team, we send our prayers and sympathy to Nik's Family. Blessings

Steve Wright

September 25, 2020

I wish I could have met Nik sooner than I did. He had a love of music and guitars that was deep and genuine, and we quickly bonded over that. In the short time I knew him, he was always careful, thorough, knowledgeable, and kind in his work and his words. Condolences to his family and friends.

Corina Landeros

September 25, 2020

Nik was one of the nicest people I've had the pleasure to work with. We'd talk a lot because he'd set up the computers for my team when I was in a different position at CDLE. We shared a love of family and music. I'd brag about my grandson, he'd brag about his wife and daughter. I was excited for him when he switched from being a contractor to a OIT permanent fixture. More recently he'd pop in when he was fixing other people's computers to say hello. His smile was infectious. I will miss his kind heart and gentle soul. My sincere condolences to his family.

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