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Florian Scott Halazon

Aspen, CO Colorado

Florian Scott Halazon was born July 25, 1949. On Oct. 8, the former Aspen resident suffered a massive heart attack. That he survived at all to say good-bye to those of us who loved him so much is a blessing. Six days later, his heart stopped again, he died in the early morning of Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009.

He is survived by his deeply grieving mother, Ruth Halazon and scores of friends and colleagues. We are feeling stunned and bereft by the loss of a truly unique human being, a man who was admired and respected by all who knew him.

He was a connector. He had this unique ability to bring people together, creating potential for change where none existed before. Florian tried his very best to be optimistic about life and human nature. No matter what a person did, be it utterly reprehensible or completely magnificent, our Scott would always look for the truth, the positive intention behind the actions or words.

But what stands out the most about Florian, now that he is no longer with us, is the unique quality of his caring: For his mother, and for his friends. However much he may have doubted or questioned himself, that love was an unwavering one: Loyal and committed to the end.

Florian Scott Halazon – Born: July 25, 1949. Died: Oct. 15, 2009. That name and those two dates encompass a life that was remarkable in every respect. He will be greatly, sorely missed. It is hard to imagine a world without him in it. On the day he died, the world lost a true original: A genius who was also a profoundly good and loving man.

The memorial website is at: http://www.florianhalazon.com.

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Memorial services will be held Saturday, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m., Olinger Woods Chapel, 1100 Washington Ave., Golden, Colo.