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To make a gift in memory of Josh Gitlitz '99

We are saddened by the death of Josh Gitlitz, a true friend. He began his journey at Aspen Country Day School in Kindergarten and graduated from Eighth Grade in 1999.

The Gitlitz family wishes to honor his memory by establishing a scholarship in his name. To support the Josh Gitlitz Scholarship Fund at Aspen Country Day School, make a gift below. Thank you.

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Remembering

 

from the Aspen Times of November 22, 2019:

Joshua Aaron Gitlitz, 34, of Aspen, CO, passed away on November 20, 2019. Born January 30, 1985 in Denver, CO, he moved to Aspen at a young age with his family. The eldest of three, he will be remembered lovingly by his mother Louise, father David, and his sisters Alexandra and Natasha. Truly a beautiful soul, he was loved by everyone. He attended Aspen Country Day School and was a graduate of St. Marks School in Massachusetts where he was the captain of the golf and squash teams. Josh went on to graduate from Tulane University and received his MBA from Columbia University. After college he started his career in finance, trading, and wealth management. A lover of travel and adventure, he attended Semester at Sea while in college and lived in New York City, Singapore, and San Francisco.

 

from teacher Bill Huffman
Badminton, of all sports, was a huge deal at ACDS -- especially for Josh's class. Josh, of course, was the self-proclaimed king of the court, and I will never forget some epic after-school matches where I might have suffered my lone defeat in 40 years. He was a gracious winner and yet whenever he didn't manage to overcome the competition, he also ate his humble pie with a smile on his face, eager for revenge. 

from teacher Andy Davies 
Josh had a talent for putting those around him at ease; he genuinely cared for his classmates and often helped them see the joy in each day. He had a casual and soulful outlook yet carried a bit of a mischievous undertone -- never malicious, but he sometimes walked up to the line and flashed a warm grin, demonstrating that he understood the consequences if he crossed it. He was an integral member of his class and often reminded me of the humor embedded in teaching middle school. 

 

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