Dan B. Lickus
Dan B. Lickus died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Carbondale on Sunday, March 5, 2006, after a long heroic battle against the ravages of Huntington’s disease. He was 57 years old.Dan arrived in the Carbondale valley in 1972, living in the El Jebel, Redstone and the Carbondale area, and working as a carpenter, a miner at the Mid-Continent coal mine, and other various occupations until the late 1970s, when he moved to California and became successful in the boat maintenance business in San Diego.He returned to Carbondale and his circle of good friends, in the mid-1990s when he began to show the effects of Huntington’s Disease.For the past 10 years, Dan valiantly fought the progressive debilitation of his body to maintain his independent living up until his death.Such an effort would not have been possible without the unwavering support of family, friends and community of Carbondale.Survivors include his father Bob Lickus, of Santa Barbara, Calif., and aunt Barbara Lickus Collins, of Carbondale.He was preceded in death by his mother, Joan Reams; and several aunts and uncles. Dan wished to have his ashes scattered at his favorite place near the end of the Thompson Creek Road. The family is planning to have a memorial service there at a date yet to be set in June 2006.Anyone who is interested in attending is asked to please contact Barbara Collins by e-mail, email@example.com; or by mail, 580 Jacobs Place, Carbondale, CO 81623, and you will be informed in the near future of the exact location and time of the memorial gathering.Contributions can be made in memory of Dan B. Lickus to: Huntington’s Disease Society of America, 6545 W. 44th Ave., #1 Wheatridge, CO 80033.
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