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January 2004       Vol. 33, No. 1       Page  98
In Memoriam

In Memoriam

The Colorado Bar Association Remembers
The Lives and Contributions of
Colorado Attorneys


Cortez attorney Guy B. Dyer, Jr. died February 5, 2003. He was 77. Dyer was born in Englewood, Colorado. He received his law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law and was licensed to practice law in the state in 1949. He married Martha Ann Powell in 1959. He practiced law with the Cortez firm of Dyer Dilts & Starr PC. Dyer was an Honor Life member of the CBA and the Four Corners Bar Association. He participated in the CBA Agricultural and Rural Law and Business Law Sections. He enjoyed hunting and fly fishing, and was an avid amateur photographer. Dyer is survived by his wife, five children, ten grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.


Harry A. Galligan, Jr. died November 16, 2003. He was 75. Galligan was born in Fredonia, Kansas. He moved with his parents to Colorado Springs before the age of 2. Galligan attended Colorado College in Colorado Springs for two years and then the University of Colorado–Boulder, where he graduated with a degree in engineering. Before earning a law degree from the University of Denver ("DU") College of Law, Galligan served in the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps, stationed in New York City. After graduating from DU, Galligan worked for Public Service Company of Colorado as an engineer, then for the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, where he served as executive secretary until his retirement in 1987. He married Gay Garnsey in 1982. Galligan is survived by his wife, six children and six grandchildren.


Dante L. Zarlengo died in December 2003. He was 56. Zarlengo was a partner of the Denver law firm of Zarlengo & Kimmell LLC. He was a member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations for thirty years. He served on the CBA Board of Governors and Executive Council. Zarlengo was a member of the CBA Mineral Law Section, as well as the CBA Convention, Professionalism, and Nominating Committees. He also was a member of the DBA Intraprofessional Committee and a supporter of the Metro Volunteer Lawyers organization. Contributions in Zarlengo’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Tony Zarlengo, former Municipal Judge for Wheat Ridge, died November 18, 2003. He was 83. Zarlengo [not related to Dante L. Zarlengo, above] was born in northwest Denver. He graduated from North High School and earned a degree in economics from the University of Colorado–Boulder. He served as a bombardier during World War II. Zarlengo owned a chain of music stores. He worked at the stores while attending DU College of Law at night. Zarlengo and his cousins, Albert DeRose and Dominic DeRose, set up a law practice in downtown Denver. In 1968, Zarlengo helped draft the charter for the city of Wheat Ridge. He served as municipal judge there until 1987. He was a former member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations. Zarlengo is survived by his wife Elaine, five children, and two grandchildren.


The Colorado Bar Foundation ("Foundation") was established in 1953, and is one means of commemorating members of the profession. The Foundation functions exclusively for educational and charitable purposes, and promotes the advancement of jurisprudence and the administration of justice in Colorado through grants. Gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible. For complete information and to become a Foundation supporter, call Dana Collier Smith in Denver at (303) 824-5318 or (800) 332-6736.

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