08/25/2016

In Memoriam

 

In Memoriam

The In Memoriam section lists the name and date of birth and death (where available) of attorneys, JDs, judges, and legal professionals. Reader-submitted tributes of deceased attorneys and legal professionals, including those listed at the top of the In Memoriam section, are welcomed. Tributes should provide information about the deceased’s legal career. Photographs are encouraged. Tributes will be published as space is available and as the publication schedule allows. Send tributes and notices about recently deceased attorneys to Gaynor Bloom at gbloom@cobar.org.

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Ronald S. Loser
October 17, 1933–September 5, 2015

Norton Steuben
d. March 7, 2016

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Tribute

Ronald S. Loser

[INSERT PHOTO Sept16InMem_LoserC.jpg] Ronald S. Loser died on September 5, 2015, after a valiant two-and-a-half year battle with leukemia. At the time of his death, Ron was a shareholder of Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio, P.C. He had joined RWO as a shareholder on May 17, 2004. Ron was a true gentleman who provided intuitive insights and sage advice throughout his tenure with RWO. He remains a guiding light for his professionalism and integrity.

Ron was born on October 17, 1933. His family moved to Colorado when he was 6 years old. He graduated from South High School in 1951, the University of Colorado in 1955, and the University of Colorado Law School in 1958.

Ron started his practice with Fuller and Evans. He served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Littleton from 1960 to 1965 and as Arapahoe County Attorney from 1965 to 1979. During his tenure as Arapahoe County Attorney, he performed the legal work that in 1966 resulted in the creation of the Arapahoe County Airport (now known as Centennial Airport). Ron also performed the legal work that created the Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority, which, in 1975, became the owner and operator of the Arapahoe County Airport. He continued to serve as the attorney for the Arapahoe County Airport from 1975 to 2000, when he stepped down and became the valued advisor and historian for his successor.

Ron also practiced with the firms of McMartin, Burke, Loser & Fitzgerald, P.C., Loser Davies Magoon & Fitzgerald, P.C., and Brega & Winters, P.C., before joining RWO. In addition to representing Arapahoe County and the Airport Authority, Ron counted among his clients the Writer Corporation and its successor, Standard Pacific Corporation; several special districts, including the Littleton Fire Protection District; and a national property tax advisory company.

Ron was an active skier and golfer and was on the University of Colorado ski team. In 2005, the Alumni “C” Club inducted him as a 2005 Living Legend. He enjoyed traveling and music. He was a member of the Cherry Hills Country Club, serving as president (1997–98), as well as a member of the University Club, the Arlberg Club, and the Denver Gyro Club.

Always dedicated to the practice of law and service to his clients, Ron continued to practice through his illness. He was working in the RWO office two days prior to his passing.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jeri; a son and two daughters; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He is sorely missed by his family and his colleagues at RWO.

—Submitted by Robinson Waters & O'Dorisio, P.C.