John Arthur Titus
John Arthur Titus, of Golden, passed away Jan. 29, 2006. He was born Sept. 26, 1926 in Marion, Ohio, to Leona M. and E. Gray Titus. John served his country in the U.S. Navy as a pharmacist’s mate onboard the USS Repose in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre during WWII. Taking advantage of the GI Bill, he graduated from (Case) Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and was a proud member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He was married to Honey Sandell Innes in Thomaston, Conn. John had a rewarding career as an insurance executive (CPCU) in Detroit, Chicago and Vermont. He wrote the first policy for the Family Motor Coach Association. John also worked in international insurance, traveling extensively in Europe. John was active in politics. He served on the ski patrol in Michigan, volunteered for many causes and had numerous hobbies. John moved to Colorado in 1989 to enjoy the mountains and be close to family. He loved reading, jazz, gadgets, art and good conversation. He had a passion for driving and fulfilled his goal of visiting every state, enjoying many historical sites along the way. John was a remarkable man who truly enjoyed life. He liked to say that each day was “another day in paradise.”He was preceded in death by his wife and brothers Phillip and Doug. He is survived by daughter Deryl T. (Paul) Owens, of Glenwood Springs; son Gray A. Titus, of Marco Island, Fla.; grandchildren Cari L. Eversman, Gaia S. Owens, Dylan J. Owens, Riley J. Titus; and family and friends from across the country who love and miss him. Internment will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.
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