Brandon John Zukoff |

Brandon John Zukoff

The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO Colorado
Brandon Zukoff

Brandon John Zukoff passed away on Feb. 22, 2011 in an avalanche skiing the backcountry of the Snowmass ski area. He was 26.

Brandon was born on Oct. 22, 1984 in Flint, Mich. to William and Cynthia Wright Zukoff. Brandon will be missed by many and life will never be the same without him. He died doing what he loved and has touched many lives. Brandon loved everything outdoors and lived life with passion to the extreme. Everyone’s life he touched was better for knowing him.

Rest in peace, you will be missed.

Brandon graduated from Central Michigan in May 2008 and was a resident of Snowmass for four years. Brandon’s family would like to thank the Timberline Condos, Aspen Mountain Rescue, Snowmass Ski Patrol, Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, Aspen Skiing Co., and everyone that has helped us through this tragedy.

Brandon is survived by his parents; and brothers William Donald, Brent Michael and Bradely David Zukoff.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Barbara Wright; grandfather, Donald Wright and grandfather, John Zukoff Jr.

A memorial service was held Sunday Feb. 27, 2011 in Snowmass with Edgell Pyles officiating.

Family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Snowmass Ski Patrol, Mountain Rescue Aspen or the Aspen Animal Shelter.