Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Former Pioneer Ted O'Leary Passes Away

(above) Ted O'Leary played in two NCAA National Championship games for the Pioneers
According to the Denver Post, former University of Denver hockey player Ted O'Leary passed away on Sunday.  Ted won two National Championships at DU and was an Assistant Captain his Senior Season. 

It has been mentioned that the cause of death was a domestic accident.
Edward Thomas O’Leary

Edward Thomas O’Leary (“Teddy”), born September 1, 1982, beloved son of Michael and Kathleen O’Leary of Mead CO passed on Sunday, July 1st, 2012. He was the youngest brother to Michael Dennis, Sean Peter, James Patrick and Suzanne (Donohoe). Teddy was a revered uncle to nieces Kalenn Nonie, Mary Kathleen, Marion Breen (“Mae”), Anne Elizabeth and nephews Jordan William, Sean Patrick, Joseph Kiernan, Charles Michael, John Francis, Kellen James and Emmet Michael. He was also much beloved by his sisters-in-law, Mary Virginia O’Leary, Krista O’Leary, Shannon O’Leary and his brother-in-law, Matthew Donohoe and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Teddy was the valedictorian of Battle Mountain High School in Vail and was thrilled to have the opportunity to attend college and play ice hockey at his “hometown” University of Denver. Teddy was a proud member of the University of Denver NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey team which won back-to-back National Championships in 2004 and 2005. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a minor in Chemistry, graduating magna cum laude. He also earned a Masters of Business Administration from the Daniels School of Business at DU. Teddy was recognized as the Top Scholar Athlete of the hockey team for three consecutive years and was named by the Western Collegiate Hockey Association as Student Athlete of the Year in 2005-2006.

Following his studies at DU, Teddy assisted in a medical research project at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic and later studied medicine. Teddy ultimately pursued a career in business management.

A memorial service will be held at Howe Mortuary, 439 Coffman Street, Longmont, CO from 4-7pm on Thursday, July 5th and a Funeral Mass will be held at 11am on Friday, July 6th at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 15179 County Road 7 in Mead, CO. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project (supportwpp.org) or Catholic Charities of Denver (CCdenver.org) in Edward’s name.

19 comments:

dggoddard said...

Ted was an exceptional individual.

My thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

Anonymous said...

This is very sad

Anonymous said...

My best memory of Ted was that he was added to the DU lineup for the 2004 NCAA title game when Lukas Dora was suspended the night before the game. He played well in a limited role and was lucky to be the center of the victory photo in Sports Illustrated.

This is very sad.

Anonymous said...

Thoughts and prayers to the O'Leary's. RIP Ted.

Anonymous said...

That's incredibly sad. Our thoughts and prayers for the O'Leary family.

Anonymous said...

Ted's family and friends are front and center our thoughts and prayers today.

From our Irish family to his:

Ar dheas Dé go raibh a anam.

Anonymous said...

Condolences to all who were close to Ted.

Anonymous said...

This is a sad day

At the Senior Banquet this year some 18 players were recognized for their academic achievements as WCHA All Academic and 4 WCHA Scholar Athletes - a tradition and culture that was largely due to the work started by Teddy.

Peace and thoughts to the O'Leary family in this difficult time

Drew

Harumph said...

:(

Boonetown said...

That just sucks.

Good guy. I remember he was named captain of a pretty good team. He made it on character and leadership.

RIP Ted.

Anonymous said...

Shocking. I had to look twice at the name to be sure I read it correctly. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and teammates.

Anonymous said...

You will be missed teddy.... Double down for me upstairs buddy

Anonymous said...

AS THE MOTHER OF ONE OF HIS TEAM MATES IN HIS HIGH SCHOOL YEARS IN VAIL YOU COULDN'T HELP BUT NOTICE THAT HE WAS AN OUTSTANDING YOUNG MAN. WITH SUCH A WARM SMILE THAT HE BACKED UP WITH KIND WORDS AND A WARM AND HAPPY HEART. MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS. THE FOX FAMILY

dubbie31 said...

Still in shock over this. Ted was an incredible individual who always put others ahead of himself. He was a very smart man who had the whole world in front of him.

He will be sorely missed.

My thoughts and prayers go to his wonderful parents.

Anonymous said...

I was fortunate to call Ted a teammate for 3 years. Ted always showed up to give a 110%. He will be sadly missed and my thoughts go out to his family in the difficult time.

Anonymous said...

He was a class act. We enjoyed the times he shared with us while he was in Cedar Rapids. Ted was the rare person with a big brain and a big heart. We love you, Ted!

ABMED said...

I was a friend of Ted's at med school. He was truly a warm and wonderful individual. I'm sorry I didn't have time to get to know him better. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

ABMED said...

I was friends with Ted in med school. He was truly a warm and wonderful person. I wish I had a chance to get to know him better. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Anonymous said...

eI remember Ted from medical school. We were in the same small group together- we would banter back and forth and it made those hours go by a lot more quickly. He was a very special person and I can't believe he is gone. I am sorry for your loss O'Leary family. You and Ted will be in my thoughts and prayers.