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Don Paul Gross
September 3, 1946 ~ December 19, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Don Gross, 77, of Parker Colorado passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at his home on December 19, 2023 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. We knew he felt our love throughout his 10 days in hospice spent facing west toward his favorite view of Pikes Peak from the comfort of his living room. Don was preceded in death by his father Paul and his mother Ludi. He is survived by Connie his wife of 44 years, son Austin (Megan), daughter Lindsey (Kenny), grandchildren River, Vada, Nova, twin brother Dave (Diane), nephews Aaron (Dee Dee), Ryan (Desiree), nieces Staci (GJ), Molly (Jon), brothers in law and other extended family members. Don’s family, especially his children and grandchildren meant the world to him and were his greatest love and source of pride.
Don was born in Kansas City, Missouri and grew up in "The Little Apple", Manhattan, Kansas. He graduated from Kansas State University (he loved his K-State Wildcats) and moved to Colorado (he loved the Denver Broncos) where he began his career as a business owner. He owned several liquor stores including Pyramid Liquors, Dry Creek Liquors and finally Cottonwood Wine and Spirits in Parker. Don loved his work and took great pride in caring for his customers, he knew most of them by name. Don also cared deeply for the well-being of his staff over the years and maintained close relationships with some well after retiring. Anyone who met Don was drawn to his friendly personality and liked him immediately.
Don was a kind, gentle, generous and loving man known for his legendary hugs. He held many titles, Loving Husband, Dad/Daddy, Bonus Dad, Uncle Don (UD), Brother, Coach and his grandchildren affectionately called him Papaw. Don's family and lifelong friends will greatly miss each one.
All are invited to a celebration of Don’s life on Saturday January 20, 2024 from 1:00-4:00 PM at his home. 20374 E. Three Pines Ranch Pl. Parker, CO 80134
In lieu of flowers the family kindly requests that charitable contributions be made in Don’s name to Brighton Hospice and Parkinson’s Association of the Rockies.