Robert H. GaiserJune 11, 1927 ~ October 3, 2017 (age 90)
Robert H. Gaiser, 90, passed away on October 3rd, 2017, in St. Pete Beach.
Robert was born in Cleveland Ohio on June 11,1927 to parents Robert F. and Mildred Gaiser, and brother to Betty White, all deceased. Robert was predeceased by his beloved wife of 52 years, Nadine Oman Gaiser. He attended Denver University and served in the Signal Corps during World War II. In 1953, Bob and his father purchased land in Colorado for the home development of Holly Hills and Holly Ridge. In 1960, they donated land for the Cherry Creek, Holly schools. He developed Plaza de Monaco Shopping Center, hi-rise apartments, town homes and offices at Monaco and Yale. He redeveloped Pheasant Ridge, a barn built by Temple Buell into the Village Club. His created talent was used to build health clubs; Racquet World, the Inverness Colorado Athletic Club, the beautiful Sedona Golf course and Health Club in Arizona. Additionally, Robert built the first Marriott hotel west of the Mississippi in 1973 located on Hampden Avenue in Denver. He used his athletic facilities to support charities such as Cystic Fibrosis and the Save Our Children Society. Robert initiated the “Colorado Proud” campaign, which was used throughout Colorado. He was a strong contributor in the groundbreaking of the Yale YMCA, Kiwanis and Rotary Club. He served on many boards, including Columbine Bank, Youth for Christ International, and A Voice for Children. Robert traveled on 21 mission trips with YFCI and Global Connection and continued his father’s legacy in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. In June, his 90th birthday was celebrated with friends and family including 21 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
Robert is survived by his wife, Karen Winiecki, whom he married in 2005; sons, Robert Curtis Gaiser and Steven Carter Gaiser; daughters, Pamela Gaiser (H. William) Mutz and Rebekah Gaiser (Thomas) Tesone; and daughter-in-law, Nancy Gaiser.
Viewing will be held from 12 noon to 8 PM on Friday, October the 13, 2017 at Castle Rock Funeral and Cremation Service. 211 4th Street, Castle Rock, CO 80109, where a prayer service will begin at 7 PM. A Celebration of Life will be held 10 am on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 550 E. Wolfensberger Road, Castle Rock, CO 80109.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Robert’s memory are suggested to the Jonathon David Fund care of Our Savior Lutheran Church, 301 58th St. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33707.
David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Central Avenue Chapel in St. Petersburg is serving the family.