John Crosby |

John Crosby

John Crosby

Aspen, CO ColoradoJohn Crosby, a former longtime resident of Aspen, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2007. He was born Dec. 13, 1935.

John and his wife Barbara brought their family to Aspen in the early ’70s, and continued to live there for more than 14 years.He worked for Avis Car Rental for most of that and a few others. He also managed a reservation company with his wife.

John loved life and living in the mountains of Colorado. He always had a good joke on hand or a prank up his sleeve. He continued his jokes and sense of humor through his fight with brain cancer, even up to his last days. He was a wonderful friend to many, and his smile and gut-wrenching laughter will be forever missed.He loved a good martini, and we hope that Dad is kicking back, cracking jokes and smoking a cigar and having one incredible “cocktail hour” with his wife, “Barbie,” whom he missed and loved so much. Although he passed away in California at the home of his daughter Cassie, surrounded by family, his heart always belonged to Colorado. He will be forever cherished and missed by his family. He was one kick-ass dad!

Crosby is survived by daughters Judy, Laura, Janet, Melissa, Cassandra and Trisha; sons John Jr. and David; sister Susan Manown; niece Debbie Massey; nephews Brian and Mark Manown; and 15 grandchildren.A memorial service for him will take place in Grand Junction and Aspen, with family and friends, this summer.

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