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TCL > March 2001 Issue > In Memoriam

March 2001       Vol. 30, No. 3       Page  160
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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

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

Denver attorney Bradford B. Brogan passed away on January 12, 2001. He was 45. Brogan was a member of the Colorado Bar Association since 1990 and was admitted to practice law in Colorado in 1997. He also was a member of the American Bar Association. He was born in Billings, Montana, in 1955. He married Diane Marie Lombardi in 1993. Survivors include his mother and stepfather and two brothers.

tcl-march2001-danielsEugene Orest Daniels , a Denver attorney, passed away on January 7, 2001, at his home in Denver. A graduate of Colorado College and the University of Denver College of Law, Daniels was licensed to practice law in Colorado in 1962. He joined the Colorado Bar Association in 1966. Daniels practiced for the Denver law firm of Hall & Evans for thirty-four years. He specialized in insurance defense and was widely respected throughout the legal community. Daniels is survived by two daughters, Judge Dana Daniels Murray and Debra Cundiff, one son, and two granddaughters. Contributions in Daniels’ memory may be made to the El Pomar Foundation, P.O. Box 158, Colorado Springs, CO 80901.

Englewood and Sheridan attorney Joseph William Esch passed away on February 3, 2001. He was 91. Esch was born in Colorado Springs in 1909. He served in the U.S. Navy before first graduating from Colorado College and then Westminster Law School. He served on the vestry of St. Peter and St. Mary Episcopal Church for several years, and was active in the Bar Association and Democratic Party. Contributions may be made to the Denver Dumb Friends League, 2080 S. Quebec St., Denver, CO 80231.

Joseph F. Krys of Denver passed away February 4, 2001. He was 83. Krys was born in Chicago in 1917. He married Zannie Sabala in 1944. Krys served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was admitted to practice law in 1940 and became licensed in Colorado in 1959. He was a CBA member since 1980. Survivors include his wife, two children, and two grandchildren.

Oil and gas attorney Clarence M. "Pete" Peterson passed away on February 3, 2001. He was 77. Peterson lived in Morrison and had an office in Denver. He was born in Havre, Montana, in 1923. He served in the U.S.Army during World War II and married Ruth Mandsager in 1956. He became licensed to practice law in Colorado in 1966, and became a CBA member that year. Survivors include his wife, two children, and three grandchildren.

Hubert F. "Fletcher" Thomas, Jr. of Denver passed away on January 28, 2001. He was 75. Thomas was a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Denver College of Law. He was licensed to practice law in Colorado in 1950. Fletcher was a member of Sigma Nu, Phi Delta Phi, and Grand Lake Yacht Club. He was a past president of Denver Lyric Opera and the former chairman of Sewall House and the Law Club of Denver. He is survived by his wife, three sons, and three grandchildren. Contributions in his memory may be made to Planned Parenthood Capitol Hill, 921 E. 14th Ave., Denver, CO 80218; or Porter Hospice, 2420 W. 26th Ave., No. 200D, Denver, CO 80210-5817.

Lakewood lawyer John Allen Wilson passed away in Bellevue, Washington, at the age of 62. Wilson earned a degree in history from the University of Denver and a law degree from the University of Denver College of Law. He became licensed to practice law in Colorado in 1968. He practiced domestic law for several years. Wilson was a member of the Rotary International and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. He is survived by a daughter, his parents, and a sister. Contributions may be made to the Gateway Battered Women’s Shelter, P.O. Box 914, Aurora, CO 80040.

The Colorado Bar Foundation ("Foundation") is one means of commemorating members of the profession. The Foundation was established in 1953 and functions exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. The Foundation promotes the advancement of jurisprudence and the administration of justice in Colorado through grants to help educate the general public and provide assistance to the state’s legal institutions. All gifts to the Foundation are deductible contributions for federal income tax purposes. For additional details about becoming a Foundation supporter, call Dana Collier Smith in Denver at (303) 824-5318 or (800) 332-6736.

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