Frisco dentist dies in Denver
Gary Ken Belanger, who practiced pediatric dentistry in Frisco part-time, passed away on Feb. 10 at his home in Denver. He was 62.
Belanger was born on October 6, 1946, in St. Paul, Minn., and had been a resident of Denver since 1976.
Belanger served full-time on the faculty of the University of Colorado School of Dentistry as an Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry from 1978 to 2003.
He taught in the Department of Growth and Development and participated in a number of administrative roles and numerous school committees, including founding and serving as chairman of the scholarship committee for 16 years.
Belanger earned his bachelor of arts and his doctorate of dentistry science degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles. He completed his pediatric dental post-doctoral training at the Univeristy of Southern California/Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles in 1978. Belanger was a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and continued, until early December of 2008, the part-time practice of pediatric dentistry in Wheat Ridge and Frisco.
Belanger is survived by his wife Pamela Gates-Belanger of Denver; a sister, Judie Hamlin and husband, Jim, of Highland, Calif., their daughter, Melanie, and a brother, Keven Paul Belanger, and his wife, Eilleen, of Brooksville, Fla.
Services will be held on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Colorado Community Church, 3651 S. Colorado Blvd., in Denver.
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Denver Hospice, 501 S. Cherry Street, #700, Denver, CO 80246.
In lieu of a donation, flowers are always welcomed and may be delivered to Colorado Community Church on Saturday.
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