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January 2006       Vol. 35, No. 1       Page  111
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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

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

Gene Francis Reardon died on November 16, 2005. He was 75. A member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, Reardon graduated from the University of Missouri in 1951, after turning down offers to play professional baseball for Philadelphia or Pittsburgh. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Missouri Law School in 1958. He worked as a trial lawyer with the Internal Revenue Service and earned a Master’s degree at the University of Southern California. In 1961, Reardon moved to Denver, where he practiced law with his father and sister at Reardon, Reardon & Reardon. In 1985, he moved to Aspen, where he was known to organize world-class parties, including the "Wine Party," which is known as the longest-running annual bash held on Aspen Mountain. He also taught in the Masters of Taxation program at the University of Missouri Law School. He joined the Colorado Bar Association in 1962 and also was a member of the Pitkin County Bar. Reardon is survived by his wife, Diana Towle Reardon, her son, and one sister.

Charles A. Redpath, Jr. died on November 25, 2005. He was 83. Redpath, who practiced law in Denver, was a member of the Arapahoe Bar Association and the CBA since 1952, and was a member of the CBA Natural Resources and Energy Law Sections. Redpath is survived by his wife, Cecile, two daughters, and grandchildren. Contributions may be made to St. Francis Center, 2323 Curtis St., Denver, CO 80205.

Richard L. Schrepferman died on November 7, 2005. He was 77. A native of Denver and graduate of East High School, Schrepferman attended the University of Colorado–Boulder, where he played football. He graduated in 1950. He earned his J.D. degree from the University of Denver College of Law in 1953. He joined the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations in 1954. He also was member of the CBA Health Law Section. Schrepferman practiced commercial litigation with the firm Holme Roberts & Owen LLP, where he chaired the Executive Committee and Litigation Department. Schrepferman also served as Mayor of Cherry Hills Village. He was a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and an Elder of Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church. He also was a member of the University Club, the Denver Country Club, the Teton Club, and The Sinners. Schrepferman is survived by his wife, Vera Jean Knowlton, four children, three step-children, and ten grandchildren. Donations in Schrepferman’s name may be sent to Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia St., Denver, CO 80220.

The Colorado Bar Foundation ("CBF") was established in 1953 and is one means of commemorating members of the legal profession. The CBF 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 CBF are tax-deductible. For complete information and to become a CBF supporter, contact Dana Collier Smith in Denver at (303) 824-5318, (800) 332-6736, or

Send "In Memoriam" information to: Mail to: Tracy Rackauskas,The Colorado Lawyer, 1900 Grant St., Ste. 900, Denver, CO 80203. Print or electronic photographs also may be sent. In Memoriam items are printed as production deadlines and space permit.


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