Robert Byrne Getz |

Robert Byrne Getz

Rob died on Thursday, June 14, losing his courageous fight, almost 12 years after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. He was 40 years old. He was born and spent his early years in the suburbs north of Chicago. He grew up in Aspen, having moved there when he was 11 years old.

After getting married, he lived 20 years with his wife and three boys in Pacific Grove, Calif. He died in Phoenix, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was a gentle soul that always had a smile on his face. He brought joy to everyone he met, right up to the end.

He is survived by his three sons, Billy, Jamie and Jordan, who were the center of his universe; along with his mother, Marion Byrne Getz; father, Bill Getz (Marilyn); sister Cindy Wilson (DB) and their children, Megan and AJ; brother Randy Getz (Kim) and their children, Michael and Morgan; sister Pam Getz; brother Rick Getz (Julie) and their children, Nathan and Nicolas; scores of wonderful friends, all who loved him dearly; and his wife, Sheryl Getz. He will be greatly missed by all.

There will be a memorial service at the Aspen Chapel on Monday, July 2, at 10 a.m., followed by a reception at the Sundeck on Aspen Mountain (gondola loading begins at noon). There will be another memorial service in Pacific Grove at a date to be announced.

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