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Hitchcock, 56, passes away

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David "Hitch" Elliott Hitchcock

David “Hitch” Elliott Hitchcock, of Elizabeth, 56, passed away on Feb. 27 after a courageous battle with brain cancer.

He was born in Salem, Mass., the first of five children to Robert E. Hitchcock and the late Ruth Lawson Hitchcock. David was an Eagle Scout with Oneida Council of New York and created the Cedarland BSA Equestrian Program. He graduated from Miami Palmetto High School in Pinecrest, Fla., in 1969 and enlisted into the Navy.David was a long time resident of Summit County but moved to Elizabeth, in the fall of 1997.

Surviving David is his wife, Vicki Johnson Hitchcock; his sons, Chad (Jennifer) and Wade Hitchcock; his daughter, Chelsey (Joseph) Acosta; and stepchildren, Deana Walsh and Seth Walsh (Angela). Also surviving is his father, Robert E. Hitchcock (Carolyn); sisters, Judy Osmundson (Jerry), Joan Stewart, Patty Tate (Steve); his grandsons Will Kitzman and Hagen Walsh; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and cherished friends.David celebrated his life in the great outdoors of Colorado. He enjoyed a successful 30-year career in construction with hobbies in boating, camping and, of course, his horses.

To celebrate David’s life, a viewing and memorial service will take place on Monday, March 3, at 1:30 p.m. at the Joy Lutheran Church in Parker.In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the David E. Hitchcock Memorial Fund at any FirstBank of Colorado to benefit the hospice center that cared for him in his final days.