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Former Colorado Supreme Court docket Justice Gregory Hobbs dies

Former Colorado Supreme Court docket Justice Gregory Hobbs dies

Former Colorado Supreme Justice Gregory J. Hobbs Jr., the state’s preeminent authority on water regulation and its historical past, died Monday.

DENVER — Former Colorado Supreme Justice Gregory J. Hobbs Jr., the state’s preeminent authority on water regulation and its historical past, died Monday. He was 76, two weeks wanting his birthday.

His household launched an announcement Tuesday night saying he died “peacefully together with his household” after a pulmonary embolism.

He’s survived by his spouse, Bobbie, and kids, Dan and Emily.

Hobbs grew to become a lawyer in Denver for the U.S. Environmental Safety Company in 1973. He retired from the excessive court docket in 2015. He was nominated by Democratic Gov. Roy Romer in 1996.

“For each the authorized and water communities, and actually all whose paths crossed his, the loss is heartbreaking,” in keeping with the assertion on behalf of his household. “We not solely misplaced one in every of our most educated authorized minds, but additionally misplaced one in every of our most ready and achieved audio system, academics, writers and historians. Those that knew Greg perceive.”

The household mentioned there could be a celebration of Greg’s life at a later date, when it is protected from precautions attributable to COVID-19.

His family members requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Water Schooling Colorado by clicking right here. Checks additionally may be mailed to Water Schooling Colorado, 1600 N Downing St., Suite 200, Denver, CO 80218.

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