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Robert Scott Keller

Robert Scott Keller passed away on July 7, 2015 in Cocoa, Florida, after a long battle with cancer.

Scott was born in Chicago on March 15, 1947. The eldest of four children born to George R. Keller and Sue Hill Keller, he is survived by his brother, Allan Keller of Rancho Mirage, California, and his sisters, Courtney Keller of Basalt, Colorado and Georgia Ferguson of Denver, Colorado.

Scott left his hometown of Winnetka, Illinois, at the age of 13 to attend Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. While in New England, he fell in love with downhill skiing. After graduating from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969, Scott arrived in Aspen along with several MIT fraternity brothers (“Fijis”), and thus his lifelong love affair with Aspen began.

An avid windsurfer, Scott enjoyed his sport in Hawaii, on the Columbia River, on South Padre Island, in Texas and in Florida, but his home base was always the Roaring Fork Valley, and skiing was his passion: “Just think of all those empty chairs going up!” He enjoyed heli-skiing in the Bugaboos and rafting down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.

An enthusiastic sportsman, Scott was even more passionate about his work. A programmer from the earliest days of the computer age, he was excited by its rapidly evolving technology and problem-solving challenges. For nearly a half-century, Scott’s work was his hobby. Everyone who knew Scott can picture him smiling and typing away rhythmically on his keyboard.

Through the years, Scott enjoyed sharing his life with many wonderful dogs and cats. A true animal lover, Scott was happiest with four dogs in the yard or on the porch overlooking Snowmass Creek.

A kind and generous man, Scott will be sorely missed by his family and his many friends.

A contribution to the Aspen Animal Shelter would be a welcome remembrance. A celebration of Scott’s life will be arranged at a date to be announced.


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