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Jack Kaufman, Colorado real estate developer and consultant, died on December 31, 2014, at age 69 at his home in Aspen, Colorado after a long illness.  He was raised in Evanston and Wilmette, Illinois and earned a BS and MBA at the University of Denver.  He served with honor in the US Army in Vietnam for which hes was awarded the Bronze Star.  His long career in real estate included development work for the Polo Reserve community in Littleton.  He was an active member of the T Lazy 7 ranch and Aspen communities for 50 years, supporting mountain rescues, local sports teams, and VA sport clinics.  His love of adventure took him to ski areas across the US and Europe, scuba dives, boating on Lake Powell, and developing a ranch in Hotchkiss, CO.  His passion for US history, economics and politics was well known.  Jack is survived by three sisters: Dana Varnum of Chagrin Falls, OH, Barbara Welanetz of Durham, NC, and Mardy Medders of Westlake Village, CA.  His family and friends will miss his irreverent humor, sharp intellect, courage, loyalty and generous spirit.  A memorial celebration will be held in Aspen next spring. Donations may be made in Jack's memory to VA centers, in honor of his service and lifetime support of fellow veterans. See:  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/denverpost/obituary.aspx?n=jack-kaufman&pid=173763633#sthash.s4geK3Y9.dpuf

Published in the Denver Post, January 11, 2015.

Thank you to Winnie Unger Johnson for forwarding the link to Jack's obituary.

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I'm so saddened to hear this news.  Jack was very good friends with our classmate Rick Buesch who lived and worked in Aspen the last 16 years of his life and had assisted Rick with efforts for the special Vietnam memorial that lies adjacent to the Pitkin County Courthouse.  We had a nice visit at the dinner held after Rick's memorial service in Feb 2001. I tried to get in touch with Jack about 6 years ago when I was in Aspen celebrating my son-in-laws birthday, but couldn't reach him.

Sue Giallombardo Walker

 

 

Jack Kaufman, Colorado real estate developer and consultant, died on December 31, 2014, age 69, at home in Aspen after a long illness. He was raised in Evanston and Wilmette, IL, then earned BS and MBA degrees from the University of Denver. He served with honor in the US Army in Vietnam, for which he was awarded the Bronze Star. His long career in real estate included development work for the Polo Reserve community in Littleton. He was an active member of the T Lazy 7 ranch and Aspen communities for 50 years, supporting mountain rescues, local sports teams, and VA sports clinics. His love of adventure took him to ski areas across the US and Europe, scuba dives, boating on Lake Powell, and developing a ranch in Hotchkiss, CO. His passion for US history, economics and politics was well known. Jack is survived by three sisters: Dana Varnum of Chagrin Falls, OH, Barbara Welanetz of Durham, NC and Mardy Medders of Westlake Village, CA. His family and friends will miss his irreverent humor, sharp intellect, courage, loyalty and generous spirit. A memorial celebration will be held in Aspen next spring. Donations may be made in Jack's memory to VA centers, in honor of his service and lifetime support of fellow vets.
 
 
Published in Denver Post on Jan. 11, 2015 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/denverpost/obituary.aspx?n=jack-kaufman&pid=173763633#sthash.s4geK3Y9.CntktvYy.dpuf
Jack Kaufman, Colorado real estate developer and consultant, died on December 31, 2014, age 69, at home in Aspen after a long illness. He was raised in Evanston and Wilmette, IL, then earned BS and MBA degrees from the University of Denver. He served with honor in the US Army in Vietnam, for which he was awarded the Bronze Star. His long career in real estate included development work for the Polo Reserve community in Littleton. He was an active member of the T Lazy 7 ranch and Aspen communities for 50 years, supporting mountain rescues, local sports teams, and VA sports clinics. His love of adventure took him to ski areas across the US and Europe, scuba dives, boating on Lake Powell, and developing a ranch in Hotchkiss, CO. His passion for US history, economics and politics was well known. Jack is survived by three sisters: Dana Varnum of Chagrin Falls, OH, Barbara Welanetz of Durham, NC and Mardy Medders of Westlake Village, CA. His family and friends will miss his irreverent humor, sharp intellect, courage, loyalty and generous spirit. A memorial celebration will be held in Aspen next spring. Donations may be made in Jack's memory to VA centers, in honor of his service and lifetime support of fellow vets.
 
 
Published in Denver Post on Jan. 11, 2015 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/denverpost/obituary.aspx?n=jack-kaufman&pid=173763633#sthash.s4geK3Y9.CntktvYy.dpuf
Jack Kaufman, Colorado real estate developer and consultant, died on December 31, 2014, age 69, at home in Aspen after a long illness. He was raised in Evanston and Wilmette, IL, then earned BS and MBA degrees from the University of Denver. He served with honor in the US Army in Vietnam, for which he was awarded the Bronze Star. His long career in real estate included development work for the Polo Reserve community in Littleton. He was an active member of the T Lazy 7 ranch and Aspen communities for 50 years, supporting mountain rescues, local sports teams, and VA sports clinics. His love of adventure took him to ski areas across the US and Europe, scuba dives, boating on Lake Powell, and developing a ranch in Hotchkiss, CO. His passion for US history, economics and politics was well known. Jack is survived by three sisters: Dana Varnum of Chagrin Falls, OH, Barbara Welanetz of Durham, NC and Mardy Medders of Westlake Village, CA. His family and friends will miss his irreverent humor, sharp intellect, courage, loyalty and generous spirit. A memorial celebration will be held in Aspen next spring. Donations may be made in Jack's memory to VA centers, in honor of his service and lifetime support of fellow vets.
 
 
Published in Denver Post on Jan. 11, 2015 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/denverpost/obituary.aspx?n=jack-kaufman&pid=173763633#sthash.s4geK3Y9.CntktvYy.dpuf
Jack Kaufman, Colorado real estate developer and consultant, died on December 31, 2014, age 69, at home in Aspen after a long illness. He was raised in Evanston and Wilmette, IL, then earned BS and MBA degrees from the University of Denver. He served with honor in the US Army in Vietnam, for which he was awarded the Bronze Star. His long career in real estate included development work for the Polo Reserve community in Littleton. He was an active member of the T Lazy 7 ranch and Aspen communities for 50 years, supporting mountain rescues, local sports teams, and VA sports clinics. His love of adventure took him to ski areas across the US and Europe, scuba dives, boating on Lake Powell, and developing a ranch in Hotchkiss, CO. His passion for US history, economics and politics was well known. Jack is survived by three sisters: Dana Varnum of Chagrin Falls, OH, Barbara Welanetz of Durham, NC and Mardy Medders of Westlake Village, CA. His family and friends will miss his irreverent humor, sharp intellect, courage, loyalty and generous spirit. A memorial celebration will be held in Aspen next spring. Donations may be made in Jack's memory to VA centers, in honor of his service and lifetime support of fellow vets.
 
 
Published in Denver Post on Jan. 11, 2015 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/denverpost/obituary.aspx?n=jack-kaufman&pid=173763633#sthash.s4geK3Y9.CntktvYy.dpuf
Jack Kaufman, Colorado real estate developer and consultant, died on December 31, 2014, age 69, at home in Aspen after a long illness. He was raised in Evanston and Wilmette, IL, then earned BS and MBA degrees from the University of Denver. He served with honor in the US Army in Vietnam, for which he was awarded the Bronze Star. His long career in real estate included development work for the Polo Reserve community in Littleton. He was an active member of the T Lazy 7 ranch and Aspen communities for 50 years, supporting mountain rescues, local sports teams, and VA sports clinics. His love of adventure took him to ski areas across the US and Europe, scuba dives, boating on Lake Powell, and developing a ranch in Hotchkiss, CO. His passion for US history, economics and politics was well known. Jack is survived by three sisters: Dana Varnum of Chagrin Falls, OH, Barbara Welanetz of Durham, NC and Mardy Medders of Westlake Village, CA. His family and friends will miss his irreverent humor, sharp intellect, courage, loyalty and generous spirit. A memorial celebration will be held in Aspen next spring. Donations may be made in Jack's memory to VA centers, in honor of his service and lifetime support of fellow vets.
 
 
Published in Denver Post on Jan. 11, 2015 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/denverpost/obituary.aspx?n=jack-kaufman&pid=173763633#sthash.s4geK3Y9.CntktvYy.dpuf

 

Jack Kaufman, Colorado real estate developer and consultant, died on December 31, 2014, age 69, at home in Aspen after a long illness. He was raised in Evanston and Wilmette, IL, then earned BS and MBA degrees from the University of Denver. He served with honor in the US Army in Vietnam, for which he was awarded the Bronze Star. His long career in real estate included development work for the Polo Reserve community in Littleton. He was an active member of the T Lazy 7 ranch and Aspen communities for 50 years, supporting mountain rescues, local sports teams, and VA sports clinics. His love of adventure took him to ski areas across the US and Europe, scuba dives, boating on Lake Powell, and developing a ranch in Hotchkiss, CO. His passion for US history, economics and politics was well known. Jack is survived by three sisters: Dana Varnum of Chagrin Falls, OH, Barbara Welanetz of Durham, NC and Mardy Medders of Westlake Village, CA. His family and friends will miss his irreverent humor, sharp intellect, courage, loyalty and generous spirit. A memorial celebration will be held in Aspen next spring. Donations may be made in Jack's memory to VA centers, in honor of his service and lifetime support of fellow vets.
 
 
Published in Denver Post on Jan. 11, 2015 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/denverpost/obituary.aspx?n=jack-kaufman&pid=173763633#sthash.s4geK3Y9.CntktvYy.dpuf
Jack Kaufman, Colorado real estate developer and consultant, died on December 31, 2014, age 69, at home in Aspen after a long illness. He was raised in Evanston and Wilmette, IL, then earned BS and MBA degrees from the University of Denver. He served with honor in the US Army in Vietnam, for which he was awarded the Bronze Star. His long career in real estate included development work for the Polo Reserve community in Littleton. He was an active member of the T Lazy 7 ranch and Aspen communities for 50 years, supporting mountain rescues, local sports teams, and VA sports clinics. His love of adventure took him to ski areas across the US and Europe, scuba dives, boating on Lake Powell, and developing a ranch in Hotchkiss, CO. His passion for US history, economics and politics was well known. Jack is survived by three sisters: Dana Varnum of Chagrin Falls, OH, Barbara Welanetz of Durham, NC and Mardy Medders of Westlake Village, CA. His family and friends will miss his irreverent humor, sharp intellect, courage, loyalty and generous spirit. A memorial celebration will be held in Aspen next spring. Donations may be made in Jack's memory to VA centers, in honor of his service and lifetime support of fellow vets.
 
 
Published in Denver Post on Jan. 11, 2015 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/denverpost/obituary.aspx?n=jack-kaufman&pid=173763633#sthash.s4geK3Y9.CntktvYy.dpuf
Jack Kaufman, Colorado real estate developer and consultant, died on December 31, 2014, age 69, at home in Aspen after a long illness. He was raised in Evanston and Wilmette, IL, then earned BS and MBA degrees from the University of Denver. He served with honor in the US Army in Vietnam, for which he was awarded the Bronze Star. His long career in real estate included development work for the Polo Reserve community in Littleton. He was an active member of the T Lazy 7 ranch and Aspen communities for 50 years, supporting mountain rescues, local sports teams, and VA sports clinics. His love of adventure took him to ski areas across the US and Europe, scuba dives, boating on Lake Powell, and developing a ranch in Hotchkiss, CO. His passion for US history, economics and politics was well known. Jack is survived by three sisters: Dana Varnum of Chagrin Falls, OH, Barbara Welanetz of Durham, NC and Mardy Medders of Westlake Village, CA. His family and friends will miss his irreverent humor, sharp intellect, courage, loyalty and generous spirit. A memorial celebration will be held in Aspen next spring. Donations may be made in Jack's memory to VA centers, in honor of his service and lifetime support of fellow vets.
 
 
Published in Denver Post on Jan. 11, 2015 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/denverpost/obituary.aspx?n=jack-kaufman&pid=173763633#sthash.s4geK3Y9.CntktvYy.dpuf
Jack Kaufman, Colorado real estate developer and consultant, died on December 31, 2014, age 69, at home in Aspen after a long illness. He was raised in Evanston and Wilmette, IL, then earned BS and MBA degrees from the University of Denver. He served with honor in the US Army in Vietnam, for which he was awarded the Bronze Star. His long career in real estate included development work for the Polo Reserve community in Littleton. He was an active member of the T Lazy 7 ranch and Aspen communities for 50 years, supporting mountain rescues, local sports teams, and VA sports clinics. His love of adventure took him to ski areas across the US and Europe, scuba dives, boating on Lake Powell, and developing a ranch in Hotchkiss, CO. His passion for US history, economics and politics was well known. Jack is survived by three sisters: Dana Varnum of Chagrin Falls, OH, Barbara Welanetz of Durham, NC and Mardy Medders of Westlake Village, CA. His family and friends will miss his irreverent humor, sharp intellect, courage, loyalty and generous spirit. A memorial celebration will be held in Aspen next spring. Donations may be made in Jack's memory to VA centers, in honor of his service and lifetime support of fellow vets.
 
 
Published in Denver Post on Jan. 11, 2015 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/denverpost/obituary.aspx?n=jack-kaufman&pid=173763633#sthash.s4geK3Y9.CntktvYy.dpuf



 
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01/13/15 01:57 PM #1    

Owen Yost (Yost)

Sad news indeed! Jack was a classmate at Joseph Sears and NT. One of my most prominent memories of Jack was playing impromptu games of touch football, often in Mahoney Park


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