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Alan Ira Seltz
February 27, 1932 ~ September 15, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Alan Seltz was born on February 27, 1932 in Bronx, New York to parents Helen Rose Green and Louis
Seltz where he grew up, and at the young age of 17, he was accepted by the University of Wisconsin,
Madison. He graduated in 1953 and entered the Pre-Dental Program, going on to, and graduating from
Marquette Dental School. In the summer of 1952, he met the love of his life, Donna Harfield from
Chicago, IL. while they were both camp counselors at DaychoLah in Wisconsin. They were engaged in
the summer of ’53 and were married June 12, 1954.
Upon graduation from Marquette, Alan entered the US Army in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri where he
was stationed for three years and rose from 1 st Lieutenant to Captain. He and Donna had their first child,
Debra Beth, while still enlisted and upon completion of his contract with the army, they decided to head
west to set up a Dental Practice in Colorado in 1960. Their second child, Jeffrey David, was born in 1961
and they raised their family in Littleton until 1980 when they chose to get out of the ‘big’ city and move
to (what was then rural) Parker, where they lived for 42 years.
Alan was known as a Renaissance man, old fashioned, didn’t love technology (it took until he was 87
years old to get him a smart phone). He had a very successful family dental practice for 37 years in
Littleton and was well respected in the dental community. Known as Dr. Al to his friends, he was an
avid golfer and was proud to say he shot his age multiple times, ran half marathons and numerous 10k’s,
loved biking, his two-seater sports cars and traveled the world with his wife, Donna. He is survived by
his wife of 69 years, Donna, children, Debbie Sherwood (Lance), Jeff Seltz (Gina) and five grandchildren
who fondly called him PAPA DOC, Jennifer Seltz, Hayley Mertens (Jack), Brian Keesling (Adrienne), Jackie
Keesling and Kevin Keesling.
A Celebration of Life is being planned at a later time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the
Colorado Golf Association. The Foundation provides grants to Colorado non-profit organizations that
use golf to build important life skills and character, with an emphasis on instilling hard work and self-
reliance in young people.
Contributions can be mailed to:
Colorado Golf Foundation