David Ari Sugar, an expert car mechanic, was found dead on Dec. 3, 2020. Rabbi Fred Greene and Cantor Martin Goldstein officiated at the Dec. 9 graveside service at Dillon Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the funeral arrangements.
Mr. Sugar was born Feb. 2, 1964, in New Orleans, La., to Barbara and Max Sugar.
He attended De La Salle High School in New Orleans; Louisiana Tech University; and Lincoln Tech in Laramie, Wyo.
Mr. Sugar worked in high performance racing shops, as a mechanic and test driver in New Orleans, San Francisco, Aurora and Parker, where he bought a German car repair shop.
After suffering a serious motorcycle accident, Mr. Sugar moved to Dillon, Colo.
“The accident changed his life significantly in the last few years,” his friends said. “Despite pain and physical and mental limitations, he managed to deal with the residual impact as best he could.”
Mr. Sugar, who married Linda Scott in 2004, continued servicing vehicles until his retirement.
He played the violin, piano and guitar, had perfect pitch, and shared his love of music. A pilot who flew regularly, he loved experimenting with food.
Mr. Sugar excelled at skiing, snowmobiling, antique auto racing and riding motorcycles, and was an avid fisherman. He was a devout fan of the Saints, the Rockies and the Avalanche.
Miracle Mile and Green Mountain Reservoir were his two favorite places in Colorado.
David Sugar is survived by his wife Linda Scott; stepdaughter Tasia Scott; and sisters Roxanne and Melissa and brother Michael.<
Contributions may be made to Summit County Animal Shelter, 58 Nancy’s Place, Frisco, CO 80443; or the World War II Holocaust Museum in New Orleans.
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