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Gregory N. Meyer, 1963-2014
Gregory N. Meyer was born Sept. 10, 1963, in Denver. Greg grew up in Cherry Hills Village and attended Cherry Creek High School. Greg attended The University of San Diego earning a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and completed the Pacific Coast Banking School. Greg began a career in finance working in mortgage banking with his brother Daniel in Colorado and then moving to California with Citicorp and on to Bank of the West and Franklin Templeton in the Bay Area. Greg loved to travel, play golf and tennis and to play with his dogs Piper and Chip on the beach. Some of his fondest memories came from two trips around the world with Semester at Sea where he added many enduring friendships.
Greg passed away at San Ramon Regional Medical Center July 22, 2014, after a long illness. He is survived by and missed greatly by his sister Melanie, his brothers Joseph and Daniel, his nephew Craig, his nieces Heather and Danielle and his stepmother Holly Emrick Meyer and her family. Greg was preceded in death by his mother Mary Kramer Meyer and his father Milton E. Meyer, Jr.
A service for Greg will be held on Aug. 21, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Risen Christ.
Robert John Molloy
Robert John Molloy was born in Middletown, Ohio, and lived in Colorado for 64 years. He worked for Martin Marietta for 45 years on programs including Titan I, Titan II, Gemini, Skylab, MX/Peacekeeper and Zenith Star. He retired from Lockheed Martin in 2000 after 50 years in the aerospace industry.
Molloy earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., and moved to Colorado in 1950 to work for the Heckethorn Company. He volunteered for the Army in WWII, landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day Plus One and earned two Bronze Stars.
He served as president of the Littleton Chamber of Commerce, served on the Arapahoe County Extension Service Advisory Board and was president of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Western Division. He was an advisor and board member for AVERITECH, EQUINOX Interscience and Vista LifeSciences. Three years ago he worked with members of Congress advocating for military and veteran psychological and brain injury care. He was a precinct leader for Arapahoe County until he was 85.
He was a gentleman farmer and enjoyed time with family, vintage trains and raising bees.
Molloy is survived by his wife, Natli Molloy, and their children, Natli VanDerWerken, Carolyn Mulligan, John Molloy, Peg Molloy, Robert Molloy, Jr. and Thomas Molloy, 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A Solemn High Requiem Mass was celebrated on July 22 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Littleton CO. Burial followed at Fort Logan National Cemetery with Military Honors.
Donations may be made to the Colorado National Guard Foundation, www.ngaco.org.
By Peter Jones
Littleton lost one of its longtime and most active residents July 13 when Mary Bradford died at age 85.
The civic activist, philanthropist and businesswoman had been involved in the city’s Western Welcome Week, served on numerous local boards and supported a host of nonprofit organizations, including Interfaith Community Services, the Littleton Town Hall Arts Center, the South Suburban Parks and Recreation District Foundation, TLC Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley, the Littleton Symphony and the Littleton-Bega Sister City Association, among others.
Bradford was also sometimes involved in city politics. Last year, she co-sponsored two successful city ballot initiatives to limit the City Council’s use of executive sessions and require super-majority approval of some zoning changes.
Born in South Bend, Ind., Bradford came to Littleton in 1959 with her first husband and their four children. She later married George “Brad” Bradford, founder of Littleton’s Bradford Auto Body and became involved in the family’s business, as well as various community activities.
Mary and Brad were once co-grand marshals of the Western Welcome Week parade. Her efforts eventually helped to instigate the 10-day event’s Great Western Sandwich Breakfast.
More recently, Bradford received the South Metro Denver Chamber’s Brian Vogt Community Leader of the Year award.
The family suggested donations in Bradford’s name to Interfaith Community Services or TLC Meals on Wheels. Bradford is survived by five children, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a sister.
Louis (Lou) Messina
By Glory Weisberg
Louis (Lou) Messina died June 7 after a brave battle with cancer.
Lou supported the Kempe Children’s Foundation, the National Parkinson’s Foundation, Swedish Hospital and the Colorado Neurological Institute. He and surviving spouse, Ginny Messina, were frequently at fundraising events for these and other organizations.
Lou’s eyes just sparkled whenever he talked to friends and he was an animated presence.
Lou is survived in addition to wife, Ginny, by children Jessie Ketter and Scott Messina, grandson, Josh Ketter and great-granddaughter, Katalina Ketter.
A member of the Cherry Hills Community Church, a memorial for Lou is slated for July 7, 11 a.m. at the church chapel and the service is open to the public.
In lieu of lowers the family suggests donations to Mountain Rescue Aspen, 630 W. Main St., Aspen, CO 81611.
Edna Chang Grant died March 21 after a valiant struggle with a brain tumor.
Throughout her treatment, Grant remained upbeat and a joy to see at events. Once such event was the DCPA Hattitude Luncheon where she wore a stunning white hat matched with a beautiful smile.
She will be missed by all those in the community that knew her and loved her spirit and warmth.
The family held private services recently and requests in lieu of flowers, any memorial contributions be made to the National Brain Tumor Society, 5 Chapel Street, Suite 200, Newton, MA 02458. Donations made with credit cards can also be faxed to 617-924-9998 or through the agency online.
Please keep Edna’s daughters, Taylor and Rory, and the entire Grant family in your thoughts.
By Glory Weisberg
Craig JohnsonFile photo by Glory Weisberg
Craig Johnson, husband of Lisa Daniel-Johnson, of Cherry Hills Village died last week from a sudden heart attack.
He is also survived by their son, C.J., who is graduating from high school this year. Craig also had three adult children from a previous marriage, including Rian Johnson, who wrote and directed the movie, Looper, in which his father briefly appeared. The movie starred Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Jeff Daniels and others.
Craig is a former Pulte executive who went on to launch his own home building business and other multiple international businesses as well.
Within moments of the Facebook entry, below, so many comments appeared that the community deeply cared for Craig who cared for so many people in the Denver area suburbs and beyond.
A memorial service was held Jan. 6 at the Church of the Risen Christ.
The following was posted on Lisa Daniel-Johnson’s Facebook page.
“To my beloved husband Craig who unexpectedly passed away this week. You were the love of my life-with your generous spirit, charismatic personality, vibrant blue eyes, honey vanilla skin, and creative intelligence. I remember the first time I ever saw you and told my girlfriend that you were ‘the most beautiful man I had ever seen.’
C.J. and I are now experiencing a kind of pain and loneliness that I never thought possible, but knowing that you are now with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in heaven somehow lessens our suffering. Thank you for loving me and giving me our precious son.”
Long-time Littleton resident, noted broadcaster and former Littleton City Councilman Tom Mulvey, 87, died at home, Dec. 13, after a long struggle with cancer. He served on City Council for 10 years and was proud to have been the oldest member to serve, leaving council in 2009 at the age of 83 as mayor pro tem.
Among the many programs Mulvey supported during his tenure on council were the renovation and expansion of Bemis Library and Littleton Museum, a third Omnibus for senior transportation with weekend service, restoration of the Arapahoe County Courthouse to house the municipal court, neighborhood traffic calming measures and neighborhood revitalization, enhancements to the light rail stations including relocation of the Rio Grande Railroad Depot and construction of the Millennium clock tower, open space acquisition, and construction of the World War II memorial.
He was especially proud of his efforts in funding the extension of Little’s Creek greenway from Gallup to Caley and the walking trail on the Mary Carter Greenway along the South Platte River. He was dedicated toward working for housing programs for those in need of assistance while serving as a director on the Littleton Housing Authority from 1998 to 2005.
Mulvey’s commitment to open government included his efforts to expand the Cable TV programming on Channel 8 with live coverage of council meetings. After retiring from council, Mulvey dedicated many hours to emailing information about city council activities, city services, and community events to his extensive list of email contacts.
Mulvey’s 50 years in the broadcasting and advertising profession were acknowledged in 2009 when he was inducted into the Colorado Broadcast Professionals Hall of Fame. His early career was in sales with Channel 2 in Denver and radio stations KLZ, KOA and KOSI. He became sales manager at KHOW in 1957 and was later promoted to general manager. Mulvey also served as general manager of KBTR radio and changed the format from rock to news, just the sixth station in the country to go all news.
For more than two years, Mulvey and Merrie Lynn McNabb hosted a senior talk show that aired on KHOW, KEZW and KDEN. He also taught broadcasting at Metro State College as an adjunct professor.
Mulvey published and co-founded Media Memo, a broadcast industry magazine. In 1983 he created Colorado MAC News that stood for Media, Agencies and Clients. He later kept readers up to date on people and activities in the media business with his column in Advertising and Marketing Review magazine.
He was one of the founders of the Metro Denver Dinosaurs as well as the Broadcast Pioneers of Colorado.
Mulvey was a native of Lincoln, Neb., where he attended the University of Nebraska. He was a veteran of World War II, having entered the Navy at the age of 17.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; sons Tommy Mulvey, Phil Holland, and Patrick Mulvey; daughters Diana Holland, Kathie Holland Baratta, Suzy Mulvey Velez, and Jenny Mulvey Garcia; 17 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; brother Frank Mulvey; and many nieces and nephews. He and Betty celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in February.
A memorial service will be held after Christmas. Details will be available on the Monarch Society website at www.monarchsociety.com.
David C. Coleman
David C. Coleman, 75, dies Sept. 26
David C. Coleman, 75, longtime resident of Cherry Hills Village, died on Sept. 26 at home with his wife of 18 years, Beverly Clark-Coleman.
David graduated with honors from the University of Illinois and began his career as a trial attorney with the NLRB. He then advanced with Fortune 500 companies, including Essex International, Saga Foods and Waste Management, Inc., where he spent 25 years as vice president of Employee Relations and Human Resources. He then joined Auto Nation/Republic Industries as vice president of Labor Relations until launching his own consulting firm, Coleman and Clark Consulting, where he stayed until retiring due to health issues.
He loved his career, but more importantly loved and adored his family. He leaves behind his wife Beverly, three children: son Wayne Johncock (Colorado), daughter Alison and husband Kevin Delaney (Naperville, Ill.) and son Daniel Coleman (Atlanta, Ga.); in addition to four grandchildren: William, Christopher, Kaitlyn and Aiden; and many nieces and nephews.
David died from a rare condition called Multiple System Atrophy with Parkinsonism, of which he struggled with and had put up a valiant fight for more than five years.
He was a warm, generous and loving man who will be deeply missed by his family and numerous friends.
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