Curtis Brent ‘The Fly’ Caparrella | AspenTimes.com

Curtis Brent ‘The Fly’ Caparrella

July 13, 1959 — Nov. 10, 2015

Curtis Brent Caparrella, 56, passed away in his home in Aspen, CO on November 10, 2015. He was born July 13, 1959, in Aspen, CO, the son of Jesse and Judy (Regner) Caparrella.

Curt graduated from Aspen High School in 1977. While in high school, he started practicing Tang Soo Do. He excelled in Martial Arts and reached the level of 5th degree Dan. Curt was also an instructor for the Moo Duk Kwan in Aspen for over 30 years. Martial Arts was a very big part of his life and he was one of the best.

Curt started working for the Aspen Skiing Company in the mid 70's on the trail crew. He eventually found his calling as a ski instructor. His love of skiing helped him become one of the best ski instructors in Aspen. Nobody could compare to his style and professionalism on the slopes. He loved his job and enjoyed teaching people how to ski. Curt also worked the World Cup and the Winter X Games for many seasons. He was with the Aspen Skiing Company until the day of his passing.

Curt was a member of the Eagles Club. He was President for 2 years. He was very proud to serve the Eagles and he took that role very seriously. He also was a Certified Diving Instructor. He would go up to Ruedi with another diver and would clear out the flood gates at the dam. He was also a motor cross racer and after a few years, he was accepted as a support rider for Team Honda.

Curt loved the military and the men and women who served and who currently serve. He showed his support in any way he could. He especially loved the Navy Seals and would get so excited when he saw the Blue Angels fly. As he would say to his nephew, "Look at that!! It's the Delta Formation"!!

Curt is survived by his mother and father, Jesse and Judy (Regner) Caparrella of El Jebel, CO; Brother J. Corey Caparrella and Sister in Law Kimberly Caparrella of El Jebel, CO; Nephew Chris Caparrella and girlfriend Shannon Levy of Snowmass Village, CO; Aunt Cheri Beno of Ronan, MT; Uncle Jinx of Manilla, UT; Aunt Desi Regner-Smith and Cousin Shalene Smith of Denver; Great Aunt Pat Maddalone of Arizona; Cousin Tommy Beno of Washington; and all of his many cousins from the Caparrella, Maddalone and Clapper families.

The family is having a private memorial to honor Curt and his life. A celebration of life will be held for Curt on Saturday, November 28, 2015, at 6:00 pm, at the Eagles Club in Aspen. Special thanks to Rob Feeley and all members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 184. If you would like to send a card, please mail it to The Caparrella Family, P.O. Box 355, Aspen, CO 81611. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to ask that you make a donation to The Wounded Warrior Project @ http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate or to the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation @ http://www.chriskylefrogfoundation.org.