Beloved husband and father passed away on Jan. 14, 2013, at the age of 81. He was a family practice physician in Leadville from 1969 to 1979. After that time he joined the US Army
and retired in 1995 as a Colonel. He hoped to be remembered as an honest, loving Christian, who loved his family most of all. He is survived my his wife Melissa (Sauberlich) and their two children Veda and Adam. His is also survived by children Mary (James) Cowan, Susan (Karl) Kranz, Patricia Philbin, Kathleen (Ron) van Ommeren, Nancy Bertolas, Robert (Deanna) Philbin, Therese (Ron) Tice, Peggy (Pat) Navin; 19 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters Patricia Smith and Evelyn Dickey; and two brothers Eugene Philbin and Michael Philbin. Services will be held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Highlands Ranch on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at 9:30 AM; a Viewing & Visitation will precede the Service at 8:45 AM. Interment to follow at 11:30 AM, Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area "B". In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The National Down Syndrome Congress, 30 Mansell Ct. #108, Roswell, Georgia 30076.