Donald Lee "Punky" Stern, 81, of Littleton, Colorado, passed away July 28, 2016, in Littleton. Don was born on July 12, 1935, in Denver to Clarence and Elizabeth Stern. He was an avid fisherman, traveling to Sweden, Costa Rica, Alaska and various other locations to fish. Don also taught at North High School in Denver for 37 years, serving many of those as a baseball coach and coach for various other sports. He was inducted into the Coaching Hall of Fame and attended the College World Series two times with his team. He will also be remembered for his yearly appearance as Santa Claus for local kids. Don touched many lives and will be missed by all who knew him. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, at St. John's Cathedral (1350 Washington St., Denver, CO 80203). In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Don "Punky" Stern Foundation, so that students in need can receive assistance for sporting items throughout the school year. Please leave condolences on Don's obituary page at www.HoranCares.com.
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St John's Cathedral
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Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Aug. 3, 2016