Theodore Wright Brin
November 1, 1953 – June 11, 2023
Theo Brin, beloved father, papa, uncle and brother, outdoorsman, and civil attorney, passed away unexpectedly on June 11, 2023 in Denver, Colorado.
Theo was born on November 1, 1953 to Leon and Barbara Brin in Denver, where he resided for most of his life. A proud graduate of East High School, he went on to study French at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Theo earned his J.D. from Loyola University in New Orleans. He returned to Colorado and established his commercial real estate law firm in 1988. Theo’s professional network was wide, and he was well respected in his field.
He had three children and three grandchildren. Sarah Brin, her husband Talon Jones, and their children Lily (6) and Oren (1) live in Denver, Colorado. Laura Brin, her husband Larry Peterson, and their son Forest (2) live in Bozeman, Montana. Rosie Stimpson lives in North Carolina. Theo was also a stepfather to Quinn Ridgeway. He is survived by his dear sister, Taina Brin, and niece Jessica Parker. Theo and Taina had a close and loving relationship and he lived much of his life in tandem with Taina.
Theo loved nothing more than spending time with his family, and often said his happiest years were those spent raising his daughters on South Corona Street. He was a dedicated and loving father who prioritized Sunday dinners, ski vacations, and impromptu trips to the ice cream shop. In recent years, he had become the best papa to three doting grandchildren.
Theo maintained close relationships from every stage of life and with people all over the world. He relished connecting on the phone, over meals, or while listening to live music. He loved travel, cooking, and the arts.
Theo cultivated a lifelong passion for the outdoors and never turned down an opportunity to explore the mountains near and far. A regular at all the Front Range resorts and in Big Sky, Montana, he skied all over the world, in locations including Chamonix, Alaska, British Columbia, and across the Western U.S. He skied 40 days this year alone. In the off season, Theo snowshoed, hiked, and cycled. A veteran finisher of the Colorado Triple Bypass, Theo had been training to complete the arduous 120-mile ride again this summer.
Theo Brin had a strong life force and a profound ability to love. He sought out art and live music; enjoyed traveling and experiencing new places; and loved to cook, taking great delight in hosting family and friends in his home. Theo was goofy yet sincere, thoughtful and dynamic, full of joy but often serious. He lived his life to the very fullest. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. His warmth, humor, and generosity live on in our hearts.
Services will be held at The Hudson Gardens & Event Center in Littleton, Colorado on Sunday, July 23, 2023 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to any of the following organizations, which Theo deeply loved: Friends of Chamber Music, The Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, Protect Our Winters (POW).