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Art was born June 15, 1923 in Buffalo, New York, the second son of Hugo and Harriet Jaeger. He graduated with a BS from the University of Rochester (NY) School of Optics during the war, and from the University of Colorado School of Business with an MBA. Art served in the US Navy during WWII, and was stationed on one of the first ships to arrive at Nagasaki and Hiroshima within a month of the bombs; many years later he was diagnosed with lymphoma determined to be the result of his exposure to radiation there. From 1946 through 1962 Art worked for Corning Glass Works in Corning, New York. Moving his family to Boulder, Colorado in 1962 he joined and later owned Independent Testing Laboratories until 1977, after which he started Lighting Optics Company. Art married his childhood sweetheart, Suzanne Weal, on August 23, 1947. They celebrated their 65th anniversary with family and close friends in August 2012 at Callahan House, Longmont, Colorado. Together they had four children: Linda Laws (husband, George) of Boulder, Colorado; Robert Jaeger (wife, Dale) of Gainesville, Georgia; David Jaeger (wife, Cherye) of Marietta, Georgia; and Mark Jaeger (wife, Ruth) of Junction City/Eugene, Oregon. He had seven grandchildren: Garland, Leah, Monica, Sean, Charlotte, Tara and Adam; and eight great-grandchildren with a ninth on the way. Art was preceded in death by his parents and his brother and sister-in-law, William and Edith Jaeger; he is survived by his niece Barbara Jaeger Kager (husband, Frank, deceased) of Clarence Center, New York, their children Jeff and Scott Kager, and Susan Kager Joseph, and his cousin Keith Seeber, husband of Toyline (Caroline Seeber, deceased) of Fort Plain, New York. Art enjoyed a variety of life long hobbies and interests, favorite among them being sailing, fishing, watersports, birding, photography, collecting coin silver spoons and stamps, gardening, reading and extensive travel. He was a member of The Carter Lake Sailing Club, The United States Power Squadron, The Boulder Bird Club, The Boulder Rifle Club, & The Longmont Stamp Club. As a couple Art and Sue were members of a gourmet club since the mid 1960's & a couples' bridge club. When living in Boulder they were members of St. Aidan's Episcopal Church & now attend St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Longmont. Ahlberg Funeral Chapel of Longmont will coordinate delivering his ashes to Acacia Park Cemetery in Buffalo, New York. A gathering of the family will take place at a later date, to celebrate this much loved and honored prince of a man. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers Boulder, 4715 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite 100, Boulder, CO, 80303; St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1303 South Bross Lane, Longmont, CO, 80501; or to the .

Published in Longmont Times-Call on Oct. 31, 2013
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