Nick DeWolf celebration Saturday |

Nick DeWolf celebration Saturday

Nick DeWolf’s family is holding an celebration of his life at the Aspen Center for Physics from 3-6 p.m. Saturday. Nick DeWolf – known to some as “Aspen’s conscience” and as a brilliant, eccentric inventor and visionary – died April 16 after a decade-long battle with cancer.The public memorial on Saturday is open to all, It will be catered and will have an unstructured format. There will be no speakers. Rather, family members are encouraging the community to come talk, share memories, write a note and spend the afternoon remembering Nick. “We’ll have someone from GrassRoots videotaping people, having memories or saying anything they want to say to Nick,” said Nicole DeWolf, one of Nick’s children. “It will be a huge display of his work, of his life. The theater will have excerpts of interviews with my dad. We’ll have a lot of his crazy invention stuff at the physics center. We want people to interact and talk to us.”All six of Nick’s children and one son-in-law are preparing slideshows that will run on various screens throughout the afternoon. “It is open and free,” Nicole said. “You wander in, stay as long as you like. Leave us a memory, have some good food and share memories with other people. I wish it were going to be more than one day.”

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