Ed Dubravac (1923 - 2018)

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A Denver icon in the
automobile industry, Golden
Ford Owner Ed Dubravac
passed away peacefully at
home in the comfort of family.
Born in Denver of immigrant
parents, he began working
delivering newspapers at the
age of 12 to be able to afford
a 'barbershop' haircut. He
maintained a life-long strong work
ethic. Ed, his brother Lou, son Scott, and
dedicated employees worked to grow
Golden Ford into a respected dealership;
During their 49 year ownership, Ford
Motor Company awarded them five
'Four Letter Dealer' awards, thirtyone
'Distinguished Achievement'
awards, six 'Excellence In Customer
Service' awards and two prestigious
'President's Awards'. Their success was
based on customer care, service, and
referral business. He loved his family,
music, fine dining with family and
friends, conversation, photography,
travel, winning when playing the slot
machines, and his dogs. He was a lover
of life, visualizing and creating his life.
He was the beloved husband for 66 years
of the late Betty Dubravac, They met as
teens and were truly 'soul-mates'. Ed/
Big Grandpa/Grandpa/Papa will forever
be remembered, loved and missed.
He leaves behind his dear sister Josie
Dubravac; children: Kim Dubravac
(Cindy Lewis), Janet Clark,
Scott Dubravac (Beth),
Cindy Kushner (Rick), Sue
Claxton, Janie Petramala,
and Nan Altman; treasured
grandchildren: Kerry Baird
(Robert), Heather Flaig (Dave),
Brian Dubravac (Heather),
Jon Dubravac (Jodi), Jonathan
Petramala, Paul Kushner (Paige), Caitlin
Brewer (Bobby), Corbin Claxton (Roni),
Taylor Altman and Gillian Altman;
much loved great grandchildren: Sean
Dubravac; Rebekah, Samuel and Sarah
Baird; Zachary, Matthew and Joshua
Flaig; Ryan and Samuel Brewer; Harper,
Henry, and Harrison Kushner; Kayden
and Kamryn Claxton; Grace, Isabella
and Jon Dubravac, Jr., numerous nieces,
nephews and cousins and faithful
dog, Sadie. Preceded in death by his
wife Betty, parents Joseph and Rosie,
siblings Ann, Lou, and Joe, sons-in-law
H. Jackson Clark, Dale Claxton, and Joe
Petramala, and grandson Joe Kushner.
Memorial service will be 11:00, April
5, 2018 at The Pavilion at Crown Hill,
Wheat Ridge. In lieu of flowers, the
family requests all donations be made to
Foothills Animal Shelter or SafeHouse
Denver. Fond memories and expressions
of sympathy may be shared at www.
CrownHillFuneral.com for the Dubravac
family.
Published in Colorado Community Newspapers from Apr. 4 to May 3, 2018