Dr. Floyd Sunshine, a second-generation Colorado native and a respected veterinarian for 45 years, passed away July 2, 2020, in Denver. Rabbi Avraham Mintz officiated at the July 6 graveside service at Rose Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.
“In addition to his small animal practice, he provided veterinary services to underserved and low-income individuals who will never forget his generosity and easy smile,” his loved ones said.
Dr. Sunshine was born on March 10, 1935, in Denver to William and Blanche Sunshine and grew up on Newton Street on the West Side.
He attended Colfax Elementary, Lake Junior High, graduated North High in 1953 and pursued his degree at the veterinary school at Colorado A&M in Fort Collins.
Dr. Sunshine became a large animal veterinarian in Laramie, Wyoming.
He later moved to Platteville, Colo. after marrying Edythe Goldstein in July, 1960. The couple built a small animal practice in Aurora in 1964.
Dr. Floyd volunteered at the Sky High Hope Camp for kids with cancer and the Ronald McDonald House with his grandson Jake.
He loved horticulture and Bonsai trees, world travel, photography, music and the Colorado mountains. An avid outdoorsman, he was an expert alpine and Nordic skier, experienced backpacker and cyclist.
His wife Edythe died in January, 2019.
Dr. Floyd Sunshine is survived by his two sisters Myrna Engbar and Deanie Andersen; sons David and Vic; and grandsons Jake, Ben and Jack.
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