May 14, 2007

Tavern owner Eldridge dies of cancer

BOULDER – City of Boulder Councilman and businessman Tom Eldridge died Sunday, May 13, after a long battle with brain cancer. He was 69.

The family invites the public to attend a public viewing to be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the First Baptist Church of Boulder, 1237 Pine St. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, with a reception immediately following.

Eldridge was inducted into the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame’s class of 2007 at a luncheon at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Longmont May 3.

Eldridge owned and operated Tom’s Tavern on Pearl Street in Boulder since 1959. He was a member of the Boulder Chamber of Commerce for more than 20 years. He also was a member of the Downtown Business Association and supported programs and organizations including Imagine!, Boulder Community Hospital, Attention Homes and Boulder Sister City program.

“Tom was a man of deep integrity,´ said Mayor Mark Ruzzin in a prepared statement. “One of the hardest working city council members, he always put the needs of his constituents first and foremost. Those of us who worked with him were continually inspired by his drive, determination and resolve to make Boulder a better place, a stronger city, a more compassionate community.”

BOULDER – City of Boulder Councilman and businessman Tom Eldridge died Sunday, May 13, after a long battle with brain cancer. He was 69.

The family invites the public to attend a public viewing to be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the First Baptist Church of Boulder, 1237 Pine St. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, with a reception immediately following.

Eldridge was inducted into the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame’s class of 2007 at a luncheon at the Radisson Hotel & Conference…

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