Tom Crumpacker |

Tom Crumpacker

Former Roaring Fork Valley attorney Tom Crumpacker died Friday, Aug. 11, in Miami following a struggle with liver cancer. He was 72 years old.Born in Hammond, Ind., he was raised in Colorado Springs and Aspen. Tom graduated from Yale University in 1957, and from the University of Michigan law school in February 1960. He received a master’s degree in Latin American studies at Georgetown University in 1980.Tom practiced law in Denver from 1961-72; in Aspen from 1972-88; and in Carbondale from 1988-97. His business card identified himself as “Warrior Lawyer.”Following retirement in 1998, Tom moved to Miami, where he wrote extensive political essays on issues regarding U.S./Cuba relations.Tom also founded the Sopris Green Party and the Miami-Dade Green Party.He is survived by his beloved wife, Maray; his beloved daughters, Casey and Cully; and by his beloved ex-wife, Maryann Justman. He is also survived by his sisters Mary Bennett of Carbondale, Marguerite Maddalone of Monte Vista, and Posey Nelson of Crested Butte. He was preceded in death by his son, Owen Crumpacker, of Parker, and his sister Alice Crumpacker of Denver.Tom’s family may be contacted through his daughter Casey, at (512) 477-1015, or by e-mailing her at lieu of flowers and gifts, contributions can be made to and will be a memorial for Tom in August 2007 in Eagle. Details will follow next summer. Contact Getie, (719) 852-0315, or Posey (970) 275-8721.

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