|(above) Ted O'Leary played in two NCAA National Championship games for the Pioneers|
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.