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David Fredric Menscher

David Fredric Menscher

Aspen, CO ColoradoDavid Fredric Menscher, an Aspen resident since 1969, died Thursday, March 29, 2007, while skiing on Aspen Mountain. He was 69 years old.

Born on January 5, 1938, in New York City, David moved to Louisiana with his family in 1951. He graduated from Byrd High School in Shreveport and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston in 1960. David served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Lee, Va.

David is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lelya. They married on Aug. 23, 1959, in Shreveport. In addition to his wife, survivors include his son Mark and daughter-in-law Kathleen of Colorado Springs; son Steven of Aspen; grandchildren Allison and Samuel of Colorado Springs; brother Bart and sister-in-law Diane of Houston; and sister Harriette and brother-in-law Arnold of Fort Worth, Texas.

David died on a powder day, doing what he loved, grabbing a few more spring turns on the slopes of Aspen. While he knew skiing provided health challenges over the past few years, nothing would keep him off the hill, especially when there was fresh snow. David skied 60 to 70 days per year, and was also an avid golfer. Other than skiing and golf, his favorite things in life were his family, his puppy, Tigger, and regularly besting his son Steve on the city of Aspen golf course.Services took place Wednesday, April 11, at the Aspen Chapel, with burial at the Red Butte Cemetery. Contributions may be made in David’s name with the American Heart Association.

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