Jack McCroskey
1925 - 2014
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Long-time Denver resident Jack McCroskey died Wednesday morning at home in Denver. Mr. McCroskey moved to Denver in 1966 to work as an economics professor at the University of Denver. He served three times in the state of Colorado House of representatives where he championed many laws such as exemption from sales tax on food. Mr. McCroskey was also instrumental in creation of elected board of directors for the Regional Transportation District (RTD) on which he served as a director for 12 years. As chairman of the board of directors of RTD Mr. McCroskey was responsible for creation of the first light rail line in Denver which was called MAC which was short of Metro Area Connector. Mr. McCroskey was preceded in death by his beloved wife Bettye who died in 2001 and his son Byron. Mr. McCroskey is survived by two children, Jacquelyn, a professor at the University of Southern California, and Thomas, a local chiropractor. Mr. McCroskey has two grandchildren, Marissa McCroskey of Denver, and Maura Pally of New York City. He has one grand-daughter, Tenlie, who is enrolled at Columbia University in New York City. Mr. McCroskey was also survived by his grandson John McCroskey who resides in Denver, CO. Services are planned Saturday, Jan. 11 at 1 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church, 880 Fairfax St., Denver. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Charg, 303-830-8805.

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Published in www.denverpost.com on Jan. 9, 2014.
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January 13, 2014
As an MBA student at DU in 1977, I enrolled in Jack McCroskey's course in Macro Economics. He introduced us to the subject in a personal, thoughtful manner that made us appreciate those who toiled at improving our city and its way of life.

Jack McCroskey was one of those people.

Godspeed, Mr. McCroskey.
Howard Towt
January 10, 2014
Jack, You ran the good race and you fought the good fight. You will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.

- Ed Graham
January 10, 2014
Jack had a great influence on my life and career at RTD. He will remain in my memories forever. Thank you Jack and may you rest in peace.
Brenda Tierney
January 10, 2014
Our affection for you and respect for your dedication to those without a voice, particularly the disabled who ride public transit because of your exertions on their behalf, has not faded.
Miller Hudson
January 9, 2014
Jack: Your fervor for public service is a model for citizens who seek to have impact on their community and state. You will be long remembered.
Kevin Flynn
January 9, 2014
The RTD Board of Directors express our condolence to the family of former Director Jack McCroskey. May he rest in the peace and may the family find solace in their memories of him that are eternal.
Paula Perdue
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