Handball Player Obituaries

Alphabetical list of players who have passed us by

  Donald F. Arthur passed away Friday, February 7, 2014. His death was due to a severe stroke. His daughter Diana remarks "Dad was still 'that' guy and I'm sure his stroke will come as a huge shock to all." We definitely agree. 
    R. A. (Red) Bretz, inducted into theColorado Handball Hall Of Fame in 2002, died August19, 2012
   Don Carlsen, inducted into the Colorado Hall Of Fame in 1999, died September 23, 2002
    Jim "Jeeters" Costigan, inducted into the Colorado Handball Hall Of Fame in 2000, died August 24, 2001.
   Dick Devoto, professor at the Colorado Schoolof Mines and avid handballer,died August 21, 2007
    Doug Duren, long time Colorado handball veteran, died February 16, 2004.
   Jack Gillespie, born March 24, 1924, in Memphis, TN, died peacefully on July 21, 2011 of complications from Alzheimer's
   John R. "Jack" Hallowell, 91, of Lakewood, passed away March 10, 2012.
    Mike Hulbert, inducted into the Colorado Handball Hall OF Fame in 2004, died June 21, 2006.
   Major General Clifford John Kronauer Jr., age 93, died May 11, 2016 in Denver, CO
    Mark Kronauer, age 48, died July 12, 2005 in Denver, CO
    Phil Meranto, former singles and doubles state champion, died in the summer of 1985.
   Terrance McDonald, former Traveling League team captain and long time handball player, died May 7, 2010.
   Fred Mercer, long timeColorado player, died June 1, 2007.
   Jerry Nigh, of Castle Rock Colorado passed away June 30th 2020 at the age of 75.
   Ornstein-Jules, died February 7, 2020. Jules was a common gladiator at the Downtown YMCA before it closed (to Handball) and then played at both Carmody rec center and Green Mountain afterwards.
   Clint Parker, died September 8, 2005, nearly a month after sustaining burns over 90% of his body.
   Dennis R. Parker, passed away peacefully at his home in Lakewood, Colorado on November 15, 2013.
     Bob Richardson, a longtime Colorado handball player and member of the Denver Athletic Club, passed away March 16th, 2014 .
      Mel Strauss, a longtime Denverite and avid handball player, passed away June 8, 2019 at the age of 87.
    Felix D. Valdez Jr., La Jara resident and avid handball player departed this world on August 24, 2019 at his home.
   Dr. C. Byron Winn, 77, of Fort Collins, passed away July 3, 2011