Edward I. Haligman, a corporate attorney in Denver for many years, passed away March 18, 2017, in Centennial. Rabbis Bruce Dollin and Salomon Gruenwald and Cantor Martin Goldstein officiated at the March 20 service at the HEA. Interment followed at Emanuel Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.
“Ed was closely involved in the lives and interests of his children and grandchildren, and always offered them an open ear and sound advice,” the family said.
“Ed and Elka built and nurtured a truly wonderful, loving family. That is his greatest legacy.”
Mr. Haligman was born March 15, 1928, in Sioux City, Iowa to Max and Ida Haligman.
He attended the University of Minnesota for his undergraduate and law degrees.
From 1952-1954, Mr. Haligman was a military attorney stationed in Korea and Japan. He served as a reserve officer, 1954-1973.
A Judge Advocate in the US Army, he retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Mr. Haligman moved to Denver in 1954.
He married Elka Pepper on Sept. 1, 1957.
A corporate attorney from 1954 to 2000, Mr. Haligman started his law career as an associate at Chutkow and Atler.
He later became in a partner the firm that evolved into Haligman and Lottner.
Mr. Haligman argued cases before the Colorado Supreme Court and the US Court of Appeals.
A past master at Columbine Lodge #147, he was a board member of the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society.
Mr. Haligman loved animals, nature and traveling with Elka to numerous countries around the world.
He was especially fond of the dogs the family cared for over the years and treated them with great kindness.
Mr. Haligman is survived by his wife Elka Haligman; children Matt (Ara) Haligman, Toni (Ron) Sladek and Mimi (Ron) Goss; nephew Ronnie (Christina) Haligman; and grandchildren Sam and Zack Haligman, Sara Sladek, and Alyssa, Danielle and Sam Goss.
Contributions may be made in his name to the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund at the HEA or the Denver Dumb Friends League.
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