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Bret Fishman

Bret Fishman

Outdoor enthusiast and businessman Bret Fishman passed away on Nov. 16, 2023, at the age of 64. A service was held on November 19 at Rose Hill Cemetery, officiated by Rabbi Yaakov Chaitovsky and Cantor Marty Goldstein. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.

A Denver native, Mr. Fishman was born in 1959. He attended George Washington High School and received a bachelor of fine arts from DU in 1983.

Mr. Fishman lived in Vail for a number of years, where he pursued skiing, cycling and rock climbing. He opened an outdoor gear sales company in Boulder.

In 1995, Bret and Kathleen Fishman were married in an outdoor ceremony in Beaver Creek. They remained a couple until Mr. Fishman’s passing.

“Bret was known for his sense of humor, his athleticism and his empathy,” his family said. “While waiting for surgery (Mr. Fishman suffered from brain cancer), he joked about riding his bike in Italy and kept smiling through months of radiation and chemotherapy.

“Even until shortly before his death, Bret remained active, riding his bike with friends and walking with his beloved dog Maisy.”

Survivors include Mr. Fishman’s wife Kathleen, daughters Amy Fishman and Zoe Fishman, father Alvin Fishman, brother Howard (Lorraine) Fishman; sister-in law Bridget Waller, brothers-in-law Thomas Waller and Michael Waller; nephew Chandler Fishman; and nieces Brooke Griffen, Blythe Waller, MacKenzie Waller, Victoria Fishman and Ariana Cantu.

Contributions may be made to the Glioblastoma Foundation.

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