Daniel D. Mead (of Silverthorne, CO)

Born: Fri., Jun. 1, 1928
Died: Sat., Feb. 20, 2016

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Daniel D. Mead, age 87, a resident of Silverthorne, CO, since 1995, died Saturday, February 20, 2016, after a long illness, at Porter Hospice in Centennial, CO.
He is survived by his wife of Silverthorne, CO, Christine Hall Mead, whom he married in Glens Falls, NY on Nov. 23, 1982.

Daniel was born in Schenectady, New York on June 1, 1928, to Milton Samuel Mead and Mary Jane Drake Mead. His parents and his daughter, Dorothy Susan Mead, who was from an earlier marriage to Patricia Elaine Pardi, preceded him in death.

Dan is also survived by his two sons, two daughters, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild, from his first marriage: Daniel D. Mead, Jr. (Sandra) St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Andrew P. Mead and his daughter Laura, Weymouth, MA, Emilia A. Mead ( Joao), SC Brazil, Grandson David Aumiller, (son of Emilia), Virginia Beach, VA, Elizabeth Richards (Randy) and their sons Steven and Andrew, Boca Raton, FL, granddaughter (daughter of Dorothy) Emily Alves (Joe) and their son Michael, Virginia Beach, VA, grandson (son of Dorothy) Andrew Pilachowski, Linthicum, MD, and grandson (son of Dorothy) James Pilachowski, Colorado Springs, CO. Dan also had many nieces and nephews, whose company he enjoyed.

During his early years, Dan lived in Niskayuna, NY with his parents, his brother, John Mead, now in Glens Falls, NY and his sister Elizabeth Mead (later Williams), now of Queensbury, NY. Dan graduated from Nott Terrace High School in 1946.

He then went to Union College and Albany Law School, where he graduated on June 2, 1953, with a degree of Bachelor of Laws Cum Laude. He was also elected to The Justinian Society. His career in law was with his firm Clayman, Mead and Gallo of Schenectady, NY.
Dan belonged to numerous organizations including: The Mohawk Club and The Lions Club of Schenectady; USSA- United States Ski and Snowboard Association; RMM- Rocky Mountain Masters Ski Racing; and The Vienna Section of the Austrian Mountain Club (OEVA).
He participated for many years in Masters’ Ski Racing, in the US and in Europe. Dan enjoyed traveling with his wife Chris and their friends, for skiing and ski racing, hiking and climbing. He was an accomplished technical rock climber and enjoyed climbing many mountains in the US and Europe. He enjoyed hunting elk, deer and ducks in the Adirondacks, the Rockies and Louisiana.

He also served in the National Guard.

A private, family Celebration of Dan’s life will be held in Lake George, NY later this year.
We would especially like to thank the wonderful people at Porter Hospice Home in Centennial, CO, who cared so lovingly for Dan during his long illness.

If you wish, we suggest that contributions in Dan’s memory may be made to any of the following or to the charity of your choice:
Special Olympics of CO – specialolympics.co.org
Porter Hospice Foundation – rmahf.org
Flight for Life CO –sSummitmedicalcenter.org
Bristlecone Hospice of Summit County

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Ed & Katherine Bethune
   Posted Thu February 25, 2016
Dear Chris;
So sorry to loose Dan. He was a wonderful husband and fun brother-in-law. I hope he is now free to enjoy that race down the ski slope, climbing the mountains in Europe and hiking the trails of the Rockies. He will be missed by all that knew him.

Joe and Jody Jonas
   Posted Sat February 27, 2016
We miss our dear friend, golfing and skiing buddy. Fond memories of our times together with Dan and Chris will stay with us as long as we remain on this beautiful earth.

Martha Boucher
   Posted Sat February 27, 2016
I am so sorry to hear that Dan has passed away. It has been a long illness and we can be thankful that he is at peace now. Hope you are well, Chris.
I love you,

Michele & Earl
   Posted Sat February 27, 2016
Earl & I are very sorry for your loss, I know he loved being up here with you and watching the wildlife in the yard, may he rest in peace and watch over you .

Kathryn McCary
   Posted Sun February 28, 2016
So sorry to hear of Dan's death--but glad that he kept his zest for life so long!

Tom and Joanie Moynihan
   Posted Sun February 28, 2016

Joanie and I want to express our condolences on Dan's passing. His brother John kept us up to date on his health. I considered him a mentor in the practice of law.


Tom and Joanie

Anita Reid
   Posted Mon February 29, 2016
I'm sorry to hear of Dan's passing but I know that the past few years were not easy for either of you, and there comes a time.
I have so many memories of the fun that you and Dan and John and I had together, especially skiing and the apre that followed--including a postcard-perfect day on the backside of Vail--and not to forget the good times at Lake George and your house at West Mt.
Sincere condolences and all the best to you. Anita Reid

Sarah Heiser
   Posted Mon February 29, 2016
I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He was so much fun to be around and had a such a spark to his personality that will be missed by all. I have many good memories of him and think about him with such happy thoughts. I am glad he is at peace now.

Barbara Wolitzky
   Posted Wed March 02, 2016
So sorry to hear of Dan's passing. I saw it in the Summit Daily. It was a long illness and difficult for all . I enjoyed knowing Dan and glad you both ended up in Summit County. I always have the picture in my mind of you and Dan on the deck at A-Basin when I saw you both there one sunny spring day. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

John & Pat Taylor
   Posted Fri March 04, 2016
We will miss Dan, as he was one of a kind in so many wonderful ways.
We have cherished memories of you guys and the times spent in Eagles Nest. As a final note Dan being from Glens Falls and we both New Yorkers, we also enjoyed the Adirondacks and the skiing there as well. Our thoughts and prayers are with

John & Pat

Carol Thurstin
   Posted Mon March 07, 2016
Dear Chris, my deepest sympathy for you. As I read the story of Dan's life, I remember you telling me how they were the best years of your life as well.

Nelia Green
   Posted Sun March 13, 2016
Chris, Sorry for your loss. Enjoyed knowing both of you for many years via Breckenridge Festival of Film.
Warm Regards, Nelia Green, Denver

Richard Ellers
   Posted Wed October 30, 2019
Dan and I were good friends, so good that he was my best man at Martha and my wedding in Warren, Ohio back in 1956.

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