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Rudi Netzer

Rudolf B. Netzer, a longtime Aspen resident, died Oct. 21. He was 65 years old.

Netzer was born in Vienna, Austria, on Sept. 17, 1937. He moved to Aspen in 1970, where he taught skiing at Snowmass for more than 30 years. He also taught at St. Anton and Mount Snow.

Netzer studied architecture at the Vienna Techneschule, and worked worldwide in Finland, California, Hawaii and Aspen.

He is survived by his wife Diana; children Gabriele and Eric; and brothers Walther and Wolfgang, who are still living in Austria.

Netzer was well known for his love of running the gates and his easygoing nature. He left behind a legacy of beautiful homes in the Roaring Fork Valley.

A memorial will be held at The Basalt Kingdom Hall of Jehova’s Witnesses on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. A reception will follow. The Hall is located off Highway 82, opposite Catherine Store.