Ron Cito, owner of Patsy’s Inn, has died

Ron Cito, owner of the beloved and recently closed Patsy’s Inn, died on Feb. 11 at the age of 81.

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Ron Cito, owner of the beloved and recently closed Patsy’s Inn, died on Feb. 11 at the age of 81, Westword reports.

The life-long Denver resident — who once tried out for the Broncos — bought Patsy’s with his wife, Kim DeLancey, 10 years ago, reclaiming what was once the family business.

Cito’s great-aunt and uncle, Maggie Tolve Aiello and Michael Aiello, opened the classic red-sauce Italian restaurant in 1921. It closed in August last year when Cito and DeLancey decided to retire.

Services will be at 2 p.m. this Wednesday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 3549 Navajo St.

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