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John William McDuff


Obit-McDuffJohn William McDuff was born on October 4, 1918 in Saint Paul, Minnesota and passed quietly with his family around him on July 8, 2013 in Estes Park, Colorado.

John was stationed at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center as a medic during World War II where he met and married Margaret (Peggy) Featherston in 1945. Together they have 6 children, Karen, Pam, Laurie, Steve, Chris and Janet, 13 grandchildren and a multitude of great-grandchildren.

After discharge from the service he was employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a market reporter at the Denargo Market in Denver. He also worked for the Hyland Hills Ice Arena where he drove the Zamboni to resurface the ice and was known as “old man McDuff.”

He kept fit as a referee and an umpire, ice skating supervisor, square dancer and a volunteer at the Denver Museum of Natural History.

John was an avid collector of model cars which he enjoyed building. He loved the outdoors and loved to fish with the Black Carson, his favorite fly. He was a speed skater and won a gold medal and two silver medals at the Senior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1981.

John was a member of both Our Lady of the Mountains and Holy Trinity Catholic Churches in Westminster and Estes Park.

One of his most enjoyable activities was attending the Tattoos, parade and games of the Estes Park Scottish Highland Festival as part of the Clan MacDuff.

The Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 12 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church.

 

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