We grieve in the sudden and tragic passing of our friend and colleague, Oliver E. Frascona.

Colorado lost a tremendous father, pilot, attorney, educator, entrepreneur, and real-estate-law guru when Oliver Ezard Frascona passed away in a tragic airplane accident in Erie on Aug. 31, 2014. He was 67.

Oliver was born in Boulder on June 28, 1947, to Joseph Lohengrin Frascona and Jean Ezard Frascona. In 1965 he graduated from Fairview High School, where he and his father co-authored the school fight song. Oliver attended the University of Colorado Boulder, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1969. While at CU, Oliver taught himself to play the keyboard and started a rock 'n roll band, Cryptkickers, which later merged with his Lambda Chi Alpha brother William Hobbins' band to form the Bakersfield Charter. Oliver managed and promoted the band, which played '60s and '70s rock at clubs throughout Denver and Boulder, as the band members worked their way through college. It was at CU, while participating in ROTC, that Oliver first learned to fly airplanes.

After college, Oliver was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy Reserve, and trained in flight systems at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. He earned his real-estate broker's license in 1972, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver College of Law in 1974, after just two years of study. Working initially from the basement of his home, he began the practice that developed into the law firm now known as Frascona, Joiner, Goodman & Greenstein, P.C.

Oliver took his responsibility as a law partner and an employer to heart, and invested great time and energy into the well-being of his colleagues. He treated the firm like an extension of his family. Although he rejected conventions, he loved traditions, and took great pleasure in planning the annual firm BBQ - complete with baking hundreds of cookies for colleagues, clients and guests. In recent years, he delighted in playing with the reunited Bakersfield Charter at the BBQ. And as a consummate lover of surprises, he thoughtfully selected annual holiday gifts for the firm - never admitting that he came in after hours to place them on everyone's desks.

Members of the firm recently held a 40th anniversary celebration, which Oliver had helped to plan. It was a tribute to Oliver's greatness, and an affirmation of the firm's commitment to carry on his tradition of excellence and service.

Oliver was a ferocious legal advocate with an insatiable passion for real estate. He dedicated his life's work to real estate law, representing and advising developers, builders, lenders, buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants. He was perhaps best known, however, for being one of the nation's premier educators of REALTORS®. There may never be a more dedicated advocate for and champion of REALTORS® than Oliver Frascona. As a leading member of the real-estate brokerage community recently commented, "He was as close as our industry would ever get to a celebrity in the business. He was larger than life. He was an excellent presenter. He made our annual classes vibrant and real and relevant. He was very generous with his time and always available to answer questions."

Oliver was a member of the Real Estate Educators Association and the Colorado Real Estate Educators Association, which named him Educator of the Year in 1990. He also was a member of the Colorado Association of Certified Closers; the Colorado Association of REALTORS®, which named him Educator of the Year in 2008; and the Boulder, Colorado and American Bar Associations.

Whether you met him once or knew him for a lifetime, Oliver was impossible to forget. With his bushy, handlebar mustache and three-piece suits, his quick wit and boisterous laugh, he left an impression everywhere he went. He was intensely loyal and never cowered in the defense of what was just and right. He was a demanding perfectionist, but he was also the first to offer help to someone in need, and he would often open his home to a new friend on a moment's notice. He had a mischievous sense of humor and loved to teach through teasing.

Oliver lived life with incredible gusto. He had two speeds - 100 miles per hour and asleep, and he approached everything he did with incredible charisma, generosity, brilliance, loyalty, and passion. He was the proud father of two children, Alexander and Monica Frascona. Always the loudest voice on the sidelines of their sporting events, he was fiercely protective of them. He shared with his children his indomitable excitement for life, his unwavering commitment to fairness and justice, his dedication to serving others, and his love of adventure.

Iconic, legendary, never boring, sweet, thoughtful, ingenious ... Oliver Frascona will be missed by his family, friends, the law firm, the Colorado real estate community, and the world at large, on which he left a brilliant imprint.

Oliver is survived by his son and daughter. He was preceded in death by his parents. A private memorial service was held on Sept. 13. A Celebration of Life was held on Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Omni Interlocken Hotel, 500 Interlocken Blvd., Broomfield, Colorado. Memorial contributions may be made to Flatirons Habitat for Humanity, to be used in support of building a Habitat home in north Boulder during the coming year. Contributions may be made at flatironshabitat.org or 1455 Dixon Ave., Suite 210, Lafayette CO, 80026. Please note Oliver Frascona in your gift.

Nancy Kirkendall
November 2, 2014 6:10:11 PM 
Oliver I miss you. But most of all I thank you for all the knowledge, encouragement, humor, and fun you brought into my life. I feel I am a better person and realtor because of you. Thank you.


Carla Bowen
October 30, 2014 3:37:35 PM 
I always relished going to Oliver's classes at NAR. I just learned of his passing and I am so sad for those in his firm and his family and friends. I will miss seeing him once a year - I cannot imagine how much you all will miss him.

God bless you all!


Cristina Rackliffe
October 29, 2014 1:50:17 PM 
As funny and entertaining as you were, my favorite stories really shared your generosity, life experience (in business, as a father, as a husband, a friend), and as a person who lived life as fully as possible. I have the deepest admiration for you. Rest in peace.


Amy Trowbridge
October 29, 2014 12:25:01 PM 
What a fun person and teacher! I met Oliver in the 80's. He never seemed to grow older and certainly did not loose his joy of life. Always loved his classes. He will be missed


Jeri Groves, REALTOR, Groves Homes LLC
October 26, 2014 12:27:49 PM 
I can't count the many classes I enjoyed with Oliver over the years. He made every class fun and informative, when the content was often dry and factual. I will miss his great stories, his admonishment to be charitable by buying one stamp with a $20 bill and giving away the change when you saw the need (or just to brighten someone's day!). His mind was a steel trap, it seemed, and I never tired of taking his classes and incorporating his wisdom into my real estate practice. He will be sorely missed and my heart goes out to the family members, friends and business associates he left behind at FJG&G and throughout the real estate community.


October 26, 2014 12:24:45 PM 
Live, learn, and share!



October 26, 2014 12:19:37 PM 
Creaction,Oliver, said time, and time again. Some times you just have to fire up the Harley.....

 if you want the facts.  

Mount DORA

I am firing up the Harley!  I've got something / someone to see...... And things I have to do! Even if i do not want to do the task.

When in doubt I MUST DISCLOSE........THEN THERE IS NO DOUBT.  Day in and day out I find myself thinking, seeing, and talking the teachings of the teacher.  

Mr. Oliver E. Frascona was the real deal. An Asset
That used to be us, liquored  up in the back of a Volvo XXXX. 4-door coup heading to the closings.   The driver and parties must be of sound mind, not the brokers involved with the transaction! 

No cellular phones, and the books from Metro.



Asset, and knew an asset. Real deal..

Good bye Mr. Oliver Frascona we all will miss you !


Jo Ellen Nash
October 26, 2014 10:49:48 AM 
I have such fond memories of my friend, advisor, attorney and teacher. He taught me valuable lessons over the 26 years that I knew him, the most important being liability prevention and documentation. Thanks to him, I have never been to court with a client. His Paper Trail book was a valuable resource for me and many others. With a great sense of humor and his tell it straight demeanor, he kept us all laughing, while being informed and armed to do business at the highest level.
Oliver was genuinely concerned about his friends and clients and was always available to give advice when needed.
When not in his business mode, he liked to laugh, have fun and was a great dancer.
I imagine he is now dancing in heaven, knowing that he made a significant impact on so many people during his "dash" on this earth.


Suzie and Mike Campbell, Gemini Real Estate
October 25, 2014 11:15:06 PM 
Oliver--How much we miss you already. The classes, the lunches, the BBQ and you just being you. God must have needed a great attorney sooner than expected. Our sympathy to your family Rest in Peace.


Rich Alpers
October 25, 2014 4:45:40 PM 
Who else could make you look forward to a contract updates class? A remarkable teacher, a remarkable man.


Marc Wishner
October 25, 2014 10:12:29 AM 
Oliver was a guiding light and beacon for all he came in contact with. He will be sorely missed and his talents a great loss for our community and state. Rest in Peace.


Mark Koschade
October 24, 2014 12:27:26 PM 
Oliver had such a gift for presenting what would normally be dry material in such an enjoyable way. I always looked forward to his classes! His departure will leave a huge hole in the real estate industry. My sincere condolences to his family, colleagues and close friends.

God's Pease, Mark
PML, Inc. Longmont


Todd & Tracy Cole
October 24, 2014 10:05:45 AM 
Oliver was a huge presence in our lives, both professionally and personally. We were fortunate to exchange some witty text messages with him the Friday night before his death and he thanked us for being his friends. WE are the thankful ones. Any time we needed his help, he was there for us. We will miss him forever!


Benny Dix
October 23, 2014 1:27:58 PM 
I was fortunate enough to take several classes from Oliver. He had gift for delivering information in an engaging and enjoyable manner. His knowledge and passion were evident and contagious.

He will be missed. He will be remembered.


October 23, 2014 11:50:31 AM 
Oliver had a wonderful spirit that can not be replaced. He was taken too early and only God knows what path lies ahead of him. He will truly be missed by anyone who knew him.

The real estate community lost a great friend.

Ken Gumm
Re/Max Professionals

Susan Gumm
Universal Lending


Tinker Ford
October 23, 2014 3:44:20 AM 
Spellbound by The Brilliance of his mind, Enchanted by his personality and Flair, Mesmerized by his Responses and Character. The loss cannot be filled, or overcome, or forgotten.
All that is left is to Thank You God for the amount of precious time
we shared with this incredible and delightful and intelligent and wonderful Human Being. Sympathy to all.


Susan and Jim Krodel
October 22, 2014 9:57:11 PM 
We can not begin to describe the Void that remains with the tragic loss of Oliver Frascona! He has been a mentor and teacher for our entire Real Estate Career. We called on him more than any managing broker in any real estate company we have ever been with. He has been the voice in our heads when writing every offer and facing every challenge in our business.

The last few months it has felt like we have been working without a net! Oliver would always answer the phone or return a call to address any question. We looked forward to sitting in his CE classes and can't imagine that we will find someone to fill those shoes. You could always count on Oliver to make you smile and to walk out of the class as a better Realtor!

Oliver’s impact and inspiration reaches far and wide! As a teacher, attorney and friend, Oliver is utterly irreplaceable and will forever be in our hearts! We can only hope to leave this world as beloved as he.


Alphie Hutmacher Coldwell Banker Res. Colo Spg
October 22, 2014 9:09:42 AM 
The day we loss Oliver was a truely sad day for the whole state and beyond. He had touched thousands of lives and will be missed. With his crazy mustache and energetic way of getting your attention both professionally and personally his teachings and advice will be embedded in our brains forever. Oliver had such a magical way of helping anyone to remember important information and to think out side the box. There never seemed to be anything that he did not know both as an attorney and an instructor. What an amazing person!!!!! May God bless his family in this time of sorrow and give them strength to hold on to the good times and let go of any heavy hearted issues. I am sure he is already rocking the heavens.


Carol Johnson
October 21, 2014 5:56:12 PM 
It's rare to find a person who can make legal concepts fun and impactful. Oliver was a master and will be missed! Love to his family and colleagues.


Carol Johnson
October 21, 2014 5:55:55 PM 
It's rare to find a person who can make legal concepts fun and impactful. Oliver was a master and will be missed! Love to his family and colleagues.


Stephen Bingham
October 21, 2014 5:54:23 PM 
Oliver was my guru. I preferred to only take his classes because he made sense out of legalese, and underscored the critical matters. Additionally, he made dull dry contracts fun! I enjoyed talking directly with him on a number of occasions. I was stunned to learn of his passing. Oliver's passing is a loss we all share.


Jeff Granowsky
October 20, 2014 1:18:10 PM 
My heart goes out to family and friends who lost a special person. I met Oliver in the 90s and he became my personal attorney. He gave me so much good advice. A wonderful attorney and person.


Sally J. Harris
October 20, 2014 9:36:20 AM 
My heartfelt condolences to Oliver's family and partners. I loved knowing Oliver, I loved attending his classes, listening to him talk about resolving complicated issues with unique and creative solutions. I learned what not to do by his instruction, and what to do by his example. There were few days that went by that I didn't apply something I learned from Oliver to some aspect of my career. He will be missed so much by all of us. I'm grateful I had the opportunity to have known and learned from him.


Jane Repp
October 19, 2014 2:32:43 AM 
Within my twenty year real estate career, I have
sought out and attended many of Oliver's classes .
He was the master of teaching in such a way that was so enjoyable that you felt you had spent a few hours with a friend! The new agents coming up will miss having such an advocate and mentor in their real estate lives. He was one of a kind !!
I feel very fortunate to have known him!!
My deepest sympathy to his family.


Dana Simmons
October 18, 2014 10:09:21 AM 
You made learning fun! I will greatly miss your teaching and humor! Rest in Peace my Friend!


Michael and Lynn Ward
October 14, 2014 8:21:46 PM 
Our deepest condolences Oliver's family. We too have just lost a treasured family member and we know how devastating it is. We keep you close in our hearts and prayers. Godspeed, Oliver!


Jonny E. Noeller-Stumf
October 14, 2014 5:30:39 PM 
My Deepest condolences to Oliver's friends and family. He leaves quite a legacy and will surely be missed. May God comfort and bless.


Jan Chapman Independent Broker Centennial, CO
October 14, 2014 3:15:51 PM 
Oliver was an inspiration to me. I took all my required real estate classes from him for years because I always received more than expected from each class. He had the ability to make them interesting by giving examples of actual experience…we laughed at some of the stories and others we gasped and said OMG I am so glad I am taking this class to learn what not to do. He had an exceptional creative mind that could think outside the box in resolving issues that came up between Buyers and Sellers. But most of all he had passion for what he did, he believed in doing what was right, he lived each and every day to the fullest, he had enthusiasm for life, he gave back to the community and industry he loved so much, and he will never be forgotten.


Sue Melvin
October 13, 2014 5:41:29 PM 
I loved Oliver's classes! He was a classic at bringing an old and tired subject out of the basement and presenting it as fresh and new. The best thing about Oliver's class was his sense of humor. I miss him greatly@


Jeff M Smith, Domaine Real Estate Littleton, CO
October 13, 2014 3:17:48 PM 
Thank you Oliver for your wisdom, dedication to our industry, humor, words of advice, annual CREC class, and your book The Digital Paper Trail which you graciously signed and noted - "Thanks a Lot. Use This". Your passion for life and Realtors has left a legacy and truly you will be missed. God Bless you and Tori and her children.


Peggy Littleton
October 11, 2014 7:04:16 PM 
Very few people make an impression on our lives that impact us in a positive way. Oliver was one of the few.. for not only myself, but for many! His legacy of living life fully and laughing lavishly will live on in the hearts and lives of those who had the fortune of having met him.


Dawn Fabiszak, Keller Williams Real Estate
October 9, 2014 5:22:59 PM 
Oliver was the man with the mustache. His passion for real estate and the law was like no other and could be felt anytime he entered a room. His stories made real estate take form and come to life in a classroom no matter how many people were there. I got to know Oliver a little more when I was a Director for the Aurora Association of Realtors where he would partake in one of our meetings. The world of real estate has seen many changes in the 20+ years I have had my license, and the one constant was that Oliver seemed to have some part behind that change. He will be sorely missed, but certainly never forgotten.


George & Nancy Perkins
October 6, 2014 10:25:45 PM 
Oliver was a true friend for over 20 years. He changed how real estate is done here and in many other parts of the country with his easy to understand common sense teaching. We got together often when he would come to Portland or when we were all at an NAR meeting. So glad we were able to have a nice dinner together with him and Tori here just a few weeks before the accident. He was excited to see a picture of a plane like his on the restaurant wall and Tori spoke of how proud she was of her boys. Our memories will never fade, nor will our prayers for those who grieve the loss of him, Tori, Mason, Austin and Hunter.


J.D. "Bear" Owen
October 6, 2014 12:02:34 PM 
For Oliver, flying held a special place in his life. He had been a student Naval aviator at Pensacola. That was at the end of the Vietnam War and when the Navy offered a large block of fledgling pilots an early release from active duty, Oliver accepted. One of his greatest regrets in life was that he didn't stay in the Navy to earn his wings and fly fighters in the fleet. His T-34 solo flight certificate always hung prominently on the wall of his office, a lasting symbol of perhaps his proudest achievement.

Oliver was an unforgettable character, adversarial and combative in legal disputes, unfailingly sentimental and ferociously loyal in his personal relationships. I mourn his loss in a deeply personal sense, as I know the thousands of friends, clients, and colleagues both inside and outside of the real estate profession must also. He had a truly larger than life persona, living exuberantly with few regrets.

I shall miss him profoundly.

Bear Owen
RE/MAX Alliance


A. Marie Youngblood-Krebs
October 6, 2014 11:44:14 AM 
Oliver's deep commitment to the Real Estate industry influenced myself and thousands of others who continue to actively practice the art of this craft. The vast wealth of information he shared has supported thousands of agents in building excellent real estate businesses and I was one of those who benefited from his generous sharing.
I pray comfort for his family and friends as they grieve this loss.


Suzanne Lucero
October 2, 2014 11:37:41 AM 
I met Oliver and enjoyed his classes when I lived and worked in Summit County. I looked forward to his classes which were entertaining, thought provoking and relevant. I was so sorry to hear he was no longer with us, but I also feel just as sad for his girlfriend, her sons and their pet. It is a tragedy. We often wish we could have that certain day to live over again, in this case, I wish they had stayed on the ground that day. Life is so short an unpredictable. Live it like it is your last. God Bless.


Jorge Mier
October 2, 2014 9:36:00 AM 
The Real Estate Community will miss you Oliver. Great human being and teacher. I am very Sorry.


Char Price
October 1, 2014 10:23:24 AM 
My attorney at the firm moved many years ago but I had an issue and consulted with Mr. Frascona. He was very kind and helpful. I am sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family, colleagues and friends.


Debbi Bellio
September 30, 2014 9:46:25 PM 
After the first class I attended that was taught by Oliver, I was hooked. For the next 15 years I scheduled all of my real estate classes with him. I feel truly blessed to have been able to hear him speak, observe his genius, and obtain just a small fraction of his knowledge. He made us all better people...and kept us laughing the entire time. He was one of a kind, and I will truly miss him.

My deepest sympathy to his family, friends, and members of his law firm.


Ilse Hemmer, Keller Williams Preferred Realty
September 30, 2014 10:51:26 AM 
Oliver, you were such a bright star in our industry. You made learning fun, exciting and so enjoyable! You taught us to solve problems creatively, you were passionate and always helpful. I admired you and am grateful for all the classes I was able to take with you as my teacher.
You will be greatly missed! Rest in peace my friend.
To your family and loved ones, my heartfelt condolences.


Kate McCollum
September 29, 2014 1:11:28 PM 
Oliver: We in the real estate community will miss your personality, your unique style of teaching, your ability to make us laugh, gasp, and refine our methods of doing business. Thank you.


Thomas Tripp
September 29, 2014 10:24:40 AM 
Oliver you will be missed by all! Thankyou for the great memories, education,stories and friendship.


Susan Muldoon
September 29, 2014 9:55:24 AM 
I would imagine about now you are telling some of your wonderful stories to God and his Angels and they are loving them as much as we did.

There was and only will be one Oliver Frascona.

Thank you for all you taught to so many.


Betty Armbrust
September 26, 2014 8:51:33 PM 
If you can believe this, Oliver was my student when he received his real estate license. I have known and enjoyed him as a friend and colleague since. He was a wonderful person, sought after, serious (but fun) instructor who always gave his students far more than they expected from any class he ever taught. He will be greatly missed. What a loss to the real estate community. Condolences to his family.


Victoria Hansen
September 26, 2014 2:29:28 PM 
Oliver was an amazing person who lived life with passion and was an inspiration to all who knew him. My heartfelt condolences to Oliver's and Tori's family.


Kathleen J. Winnick
September 26, 2014 2:06:25 PM 
Thank you for your wisdom and guidance. Colorado and the real estate community lost a great and generous man.


Don Rulle, CCIM
September 25, 2014 2:39:59 PM 
To Oliver, one of the truly great Leaders of our industry. His teaching humor, enthusiasm, and experiences will be sadly missed. There is not often in one’s lifetime that you meet and get to know a person who is truly unique and lived his life with such extraordinary passion. Oliver was that person. I am so thankful Oliver was on my life’s journey. Soar the skies forever my friend…


Justin Hess
September 25, 2014 2:05:59 PM 
RIP Oliver. You were a good man. Thank you for teaching all the classes you taught. You'll be missed.


Mikel & Roxanne Lewis
September 25, 2014 10:22:17 AM 
What can be said of Oliver except that you were blessed if you met and knew him and even more if he represented you! Enjoy your clouds!


harvey morris
September 25, 2014 6:42:08 AM 
Thank you for all you helped. Rest in peace.


Kay Sweigart/Fidelity Title
September 24, 2014 5:27:08 PM 
A brilliant man with a passion for the real estate industry who will be missed by many.


Lisa L
September 23, 2014 10:14:38 PM 
Such an incredible man with an amazing passion. Forever in our hearts, minds and memories. Simply the best! Rest in peace Oliver you were a true blessing to so many and can never be replaced. Deepest sympathy to his family & all that were lost.


Angie Austin CNE
September 23, 2014 2:50:41 PM 
Herzliches Beileit, my condolences to his Family, Friends and Colleagues. From the time I entered the real estate business in 1985, I always appreciated his classes, humor and his helping hand. His way of teaching was great especially since I am bilingual. I retain any and all material he was teaching, simple, he let me ask questions and answered them in a way it did make sense. His jokes and stories where from funny to sad sometimes, never boring. He was brilliant and a kind teacher, with a smile you couldn’t forget. Oliver, you will dearly be missed.


Jamie Zimmerman ReMax Alliance
September 23, 2014 9:29:03 AM 
Such a tragic loss. My heartfelt thoughts to the families involved. Oliver was an amazing speaker and teacher among his many talents. He will be greatly missed. The real estate community will be forever changed and the classes will never be the same. He was the best teacher ever and made the most dry topics interesting and funny! RIP


Walt and mary Hager
September 22, 2014 1:20:32 PM 
I served on many committes at CAR with Oliver and throughout the years have had many conversations regarding legal matters in Real Estate. Oliver was our friend and colleague. our State, the real Estate industry and we will miss him.


Darren and Amy Nakos - Frisco CO
September 21, 2014 6:18:36 PM 
Oliver was truly one of a kind and will be greatly missed in the real estate community and in our hearts. Our condolences to his family and Tori's family.


Rodney and Gigi Mitchell
September 21, 2014 2:04:14 PM 
We wish to express our heartfelt condolences to Oliver's and Tori's families, loved ones, and associates. We had the pleasure and privilege of Oliver's friendship and great service for many years. Thank you Oliver for everything! We also always looked forward to your great annual BBQ party. We are surprised and shocked to lose you too soon!


Dani Stoltz
September 21, 2014 9:56:17 AM 
Oliver Frascona made Real Estate courses interesting and fun! He helped make the Colorado Real Estate forms work better for Realtors and Lenders through the Colorado Real Estate Commission. He was a great advisor and will be remembered for his negotiation skills and smiley delivery. I feel lucky to have taken his Real Estate courses over the years.


Connie Sporn
September 20, 2014 8:25:43 PM 
I had the pleasure of working for Oliver in the late 70's. I also was a student in several classes. He was a great boss who always let his employees know how much he appreciate them. If their was anything about real estate he didn't know it most likely wasn't worth knowing.
Ollie was a man who was as big as life itself. He was a great friend and father. He loved flying almost as much as he did real estate. His passing has left a huge hole in all our hearts. The real estate industry has lost one of their greatest assets and the "go to guy". My prayers are with his family. I'm sure he is probably holding real estate classes in Heaven. Ollie you are missed by all of us.


Aimee Quaratino Kaczowka
September 20, 2014 12:48:46 PM 
Dear Oliver, Thinking of you and so grateful you were in my Real Estate Life/Career. You impacted me in such a powerful way. I work everyday the best I can, as you taught me to protect our clients, do the right thing, and with true passion. Thank you so much, You were the one in million gem! Rest in peace and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family...


Judy Marshall
September 20, 2014 10:18:37 AM 
A wonderful life ending too soon. You are missed by all. Rest in peace always.


September 19, 2014 11:46:08 PM 
Enjoyed examining this, very good stuff, thankyou . While thou livest keep a good tongue in thy head. by William Shakespeare. bdcekgbcffgd


Dan Micek of HomeSmart
September 19, 2014 11:10:33 PM 
There is nothing more that I can say that hasn't been already been said. We have lost the best, and I don't know if that will ever be replaced. You and your family, go with God and look after us from above.


Donald B. Britt
September 19, 2014 6:20:26 PM 
I still have your book I bought in class years ago. You were always a positive bright light when ever I took your classes. I always walked away thinking of new things you taught me. You have lived a full life. You have touched many of us in the Real Estate field. I know St. Peter will be at the Pearly gates and say hi Oliver we have been waiting for you, welcome home, you have served us well.

God Bless Oliver,

Don Britt


George & Rebecca Nehme
September 19, 2014 4:57:28 PM 
Oliver was simply the best! Admired, trusted and so genuine. What a loss. Irreplaceable!

Our condolences.


Debra Derman Beaches (east side) FL
September 19, 2014 2:04:12 PM 
Oliver is greatly missed - one of the most entertaining and wonderful trainers I had the pleasure to be a student of. Tragic, tragedy. So sad for all those close to the families.


carolyn cathey broker, Colorado Springs
September 19, 2014 11:36:59 AM 
Colorado is a leader in real estate transactions because of Oliver. I miss you.


Tina Childers
September 19, 2014 11:10:32 AM 
Such a tragic loss. I still can't believe he is gone. He is missed.


Jerry Malia
September 19, 2014 9:15:26 AM 
Oliver taught me how to do real estate the right way; how to treat people the right way; he taught me how be a good REALTOR and person. Thank you Oliver.


Doug Thorburn
September 18, 2014 4:13:43 PM 
First day of law school, 1971. I'm sitting 2nd row center. A guy is standing at the door in rimless glasses, a moustache, and three piece suit. His eyes survey the room and for some fortunate reason he enters and moves across the other seated persons and sits next to me. He gives me one of the warmest grins I have ever seen and with outreached hand grabs mine. “Hi!” he said “I'm Oli Frascona. How'd the market do today?”
We commuted together. We played chess in our heads together. I never, ever won.
I taught Real Estate classes at the University of Colorado for nearly ten years. Every semester Oliver would generously come in and lecture on the Real Estate Commission Approved Forms. The word genius is thrown around somewhat cavalierly. Oli was a Real Estate genius. He was so excited to be living in the Erie Air Park. Just a couple of weeks before the crash we talked about me coming out there to check out the house and go for a flight. Damn! Damn! Damn! Doug Thorburn


Jane Fugett
September 18, 2014 12:32:58 PM 
Oliver will be missed by so many people. He was the most entertaining and informative instructor I ever had. I always looked forward to attending his classes. It surely was a tragedy.


Cheryl Sartain
September 17, 2014 4:20:25 PM 
I'll never forget my first class with you, Oliver, when we were transitioning from Dual Agency to Agency and Transaction Brokerage. You and I went to the mat and played the "devil's advocate" on both sides. You brought real estate to life and made Continuing Education fun. You'll be sorely missed!


Rhonda Heth RE/MAX
September 17, 2014 2:03:30 PM 
Oliver; you touched so many that you may have never known. You were an incredible mentor and teacher, and person. Thank you for your love of what you did, you guidance and unending talent.


Kathy Govoreau
September 17, 2014 11:58:28 AM 
I was shocked to hear this news!

Oliver was a great teacher he knew how to make you "Get It" He cared about Our Industry and his passion to making it fair for Realtor's was Stellar. I loved his taking his classes. He will Missed and there truly is no one like him. My heartfelt Condolences goes out first to his family and all the friends and acquaintances that were touched by him.


John Stovall, Denver
September 17, 2014 11:00:24 AM 
I will miss you, dear friend and mentor.


Jill Limberg
September 17, 2014 10:23:25 AM 
There has not been a day that has gone by since Oliver's passing that I have not thought about him or used something that he taught me in my real estate business. As a Managing Broker, I am constantly saying "Oliver would have said......." I will truly miss you, your quick wit, your sarcasm, your stories, your thoughtfulness and your amazing knowledge! Thank you for all you have done!


There has not been a day that has gone by since Oliver's passing that I have not thought about him or used something that he taught me in my real estate business. As a Managing Broker, I am constantly saying "Oliver would have said......." I will truly miss you, your quick wit, your sarcasm, your stories, your thoughtfulness and your amazing knowledge! Thank you for all you have done!


Diana Klar Williams
September 17, 2014 10:16:02 AM 
My deepest sympathy to all of Oliver's friends and family. I always enjoyed his classes, especially the required Continuing Ed classes he taught. He entertained us and joked with us, and even embarrassed us with humor. During the class I took in April, he kept mentioning Lutherans before the break. Since I was sitting right in front of him as he taught, I took the opportunity to tell that there were three of us at my table who are Lutheran. He said he was not picking on Lutherans, that it was just an example. I told him I understood that and did not take it personally. After that, he really went overboard to mention Lutheans with a extra emphasis on the word, and would each time touch my shoulders and lean forward to make sure he embarrassed me just a bit more for being Lutheran. All in jest, and I loved it. So did the other two at the table. Thank you, Oliver, for a great time with some very dull material. You are missed terribly. No one can take your place. You were one of a kind!


Kathie Zahorik
September 17, 2014 9:43:58 AM 
With pride and sorrow I express condolences to Oliver and his extended families. I will remember Oliver with a smile and deep respect..I learned so much about Real Estate and life from his classes. May he rest in peace.


Jerrie Dansky
September 17, 2014 9:32:54 AM 
I was so sorry and sad to hear of Oliver, his girlfriend and her children/dog passing away. Oliver taught me a couple of courses in the 90's. He definitely made the material easier to understand. Rest in peace Oliver and loved ones.


Catherine Miller
September 17, 2014 7:00:34 AM 
The World is at a loss! I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.


Judy! Judy! Judy!
September 16, 2014 3:22:39 PM 
Oliver, I learned more from you than any other entity in regards to my entire real estate career. There will never be a replacement for you. What a bright light that is now dim.


Craig Biesterfeld
September 16, 2014 2:49:24 PM 
Oliver, I immensely enjoyed your teaching. Simply the knack for bringing the important issues across with levity and seriousness. Clearly you enjoyed it too. Though I only be a student, the master will be missed.


The Armbrust Family
September 16, 2014 1:12:00 PM 
Thank you Oliver for your contributions to this business we love. You will be long remembered and sorely missed.


Sandy Terhark
September 16, 2014 11:46:54 AM 
You will be so missed by so many!!! I would always wait for a class that you where teaching because I knew I would be learning and enjoying it at the same time. You will never be forgotten! My deepest sympathy to the family.


Gerard Fitzgerald, Grants Pass, OR.
September 16, 2014 11:01:43 AM 
The Real Estate world was better off for your contributions over the years.
God Bless.


Don Gardner, Galvan & Gardner Real Estate Group Inc.
September 16, 2014 6:57:50 AM 
I'll sure miss you Sir. I'm saddened that I can no longer look forward to your classes. Our industry has lost a great teacher, mentor and attorney. You were a great inspiration to me. Rest in glory & Semper Fi.


Blair Newman
September 15, 2014 4:59:04 PM 
Oliver was an expert witness in a civil trial for me. WOW, he was great. he was the first witness. He painted the picture of what all went wrong. Of the 6 days of trial testimony, He was the high light. He was a great advocate for the REALTORs.


Kit Eschner
September 15, 2014 4:28:36 PM 
Gosh, we miss you so much Oliver! How are we going to build our company without you?? Oliver was a gifted teacher and lawyer, and so incredibly entertaining. I can hardly face continuing education without him! Rest in Peace. You always seemed like the kind of guy who would just go on and on- hard to believe it's real, still.


JR and Bobbie Larsen
September 15, 2014 3:29:30 PM 
35 years of the best education and advise any real estate agent could get. One frightening trip from the San Francisco airport to the hotel.
Many many memories. You will be missed forever and never replaced.


Doug Phelps
September 15, 2014 3:26:29 PM 
It is with sadness that I say goodbye to a fine lawyer and real estate guru. Never during any class I attended was I bored or left empty. May the heavenly courts be his playground now, clearing the way for my arrival some day.


Meri-Lyn Wright-Judkins
September 14, 2014 5:59:15 AM 
I worked for Oliver at the law firm for 9 years, our kids went to school together. I am shocked and saddened by his death but do agree that he was doing what he loved with those he loved. He demanded a high degree of proficiency from his attorneys and staff and you could not help but learn a great deal working for him. My heart goes out to the kids, Gary, John, Greg, Jim Smittkamp, David Farus, Suzanne and his family.


John and Nancy Hurt
September 13, 2014 6:52:26 PM 
Oliver, Oliver, Oliver -

After having known you for approximately forty years, it has taken a couple of weeks to get our minds around the reality of what has happened and to get beyond our denial of the fact of your passing.

With nearly six hundred postings in this memorial book, there is little we can say or add that hasn't been said previously many times.

You were a genuine friend, a trusted counselor, an excellent educator and speaker, a wealth of humor and always a hail-fellow-well-met. We will all miss your physical presence in the extreme, but you will live on in the hearts and minds of those you have known for decades to come.

Our sincere condolences to your family members and to the families of the other parties involved in this tragic accident.

John and Nancy Hurt


Rich and Debbie Kay Smith
September 13, 2014 11:23:24 AM 
We will always remember when Oliver had his client appreciation grilling event. Cookies, Cookies and more Cookies. He and his daughter would spend days baking them! Thank you Oliver for everything we learned from you as the top Real Estate attorney.


Len and Jean Hall
September 13, 2014 4:24:59 AM 
Oliver was hailed in high regard as a friend, educator and as an expert in his field. Each opportunity to spend time in his presence was a privilege. His loss will be mourned by all who knew him.


Don Mcleod
September 12, 2014 10:35:19 PM 
The world has lost a great educator, friend and pilot.

Rest in peace, my friend.


Austin Pottorff
September 12, 2014 6:58:35 PM 
To the smartest real estate lawyer I have ever known. I drove hundreds of miles to take your classes when I could have accomplished the same objective online.

Thank you Oliver, you will be missed.


Eric Singer
September 12, 2014 6:48:26 PM 
Having known Oliver(Okie to his team mates) as an athlete. We were team mates on the Colorado State Gymnastics Championship Team. He was a great person that was always competitive,but shared with everyone his humor and joy of being a team member. If anyone needed a boost, to share the highest moment or support a disastrous moment he always had the insight of the moment.
The tragic loss that moved many into a state of shock yet I must smile as he left us doing what he loved and with those he loved and loved him.


September 12, 2014 4:44:51 PM 
As an employer of mine, Oliver truly was “one of a kind” in the highest respect and admiration. Unforgettable indeed, Oliver’s presence is missed and will be missed in years to come. We trudge on as he would expect us all to do. Along with tears of sorrow, remembering with tears of laughter too. Prayers to Oliver’s family, along with the family of Tori Rains-Wedan, for peace of the heart, mind and soul.


Vicki Crawford
September 12, 2014 4:20:03 PM 
Oliver was a true source of comfort, support and guidance through a difficult legal period in my life. I will always remember his robust personality. May you rest in Peace in Heaven and God Bless and guide your family during this time.


From what I think I know about Oliver, he couldn't have ordered a better way to end his life: doing what he loved most in the world and being with the people he loved. It is just such a loss for the people he left behind.


Sam Iam
September 12, 2014 1:49:49 PM 
You measure a man's life by those he touched and influenced in a positive way. By this measure, this was certainly a great man!


Bob Gustad
September 12, 2014 12:35:38 PM 
Condolences and deep sympathy to all of the families of this tragedy.

'O' you were a teacher, litigator, mentor, and most important a friend to me. You have left a legacy of service to the real estate community that will be cherished forever.

Rest in peace, my friend.


Bernie and Bo Zurbriggen
September 12, 2014 11:50:34 AM 
In addition to being a great teacher, Oliver was an inspiration to us. This loss will be felt by the industry, the community and particularly the Realtors of Colorado.


Kent Davis Listings.com, Domaine Realestate
September 12, 2014 10:38:15 AM 
What a wonderful man. Always enjoyed our time together and was looking forward to spending more time with you. Thank you for all you have done for so many people. I know you and Tori and the kids were so happy and enjoying life. You will ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED.


Ashley McQueen Wilson
September 12, 2014 9:00:30 AM 
Oliver, your legacy lives on through the Real Estate Community who hangs on every word you spoke, through your Law Firm which will continue to follow your lead on caring, support and ethics and through the memories and laughter shared during your time here on earth. Go in Peace, my friend...you will forever remain in our hearts.


Cathy Fox- The Realty Fox
September 12, 2014 7:54:09 AM 
You made us learn, you made us laugh in the process. You will be missed.


Bill Hurt
September 12, 2014 7:32:17 AM 
I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Tori and her family, but being part of Oliver's life, I suspect they too were special people. As many have already noted, Oliver was a special person, and I know that their loss will be felt and grieved for by friends, family and associates more than words can express. He was a truly trusted adviser to me, personally and professionally, and the void his loss leaves will not ever be fully replaced. Farewell and God bless you Oliver.


Linda Bram
September 12, 2014 12:19:52 AM 
Oliver was an amazing person and although I knew him primarily from our interaction in real estate classes, I always felt that he truly cared about each and every one of us and was our advocate. I called his office several times for advice and was never charged a single penny. I knew him as a man of integrity and graciousness. I will miss Oliver’s amazing stories, his authenticity, his brilliance and his generosity.
We have all lost a special man.


Cameron Pollock Realty Specialists-Summit County
September 11, 2014 8:48:16 PM 
I would always seek your classes out and enjoyed each and everyone of them. Learning from you was an adventure full of laughter and knowledge! I am finding it difficult to go to my CE update class without you leading the way-you will be missed! My sincere condolences to all the families.


Toni Keener
September 11, 2014 8:21:18 PM 
I was an "Oliver Groupie" I was totally intimidated by him when I first took one of his classes 15 years ago but from that moment on, I took almost all of my continuing Ed classes with him. I thought he was a great speaker with character and charm and I knew that he truly was on our side and always wanted to protect us to the best of his ability. I can see him grinning and messing with that mustache of his telling his funny stories, he always made me think and laugh and I was never bored in his class. I will truly miss not having him as my teacher and friend! What a terrible loss for us all!


Ted Peterson Care Real Estate
September 11, 2014 8:17:28 PM 
We loose track on how much you have taught us. Now that you are gone it all comes back. The classes the one on ones, your wisdom. You cared about us and our industry. I just hope that you knew how much we all appreciated you.
God speed.


Linda M. Cooper
September 11, 2014 7:58:24 PM 
Oliver believed so strongly in helping realtors learn how to protect themselves in an ever changing industry. His quick wit and ability to make his students fell empowered was truly an amazing thing to witness. Rest easy, Oliver. We will miss you hear but know that you are busy helping others wherever you are. Linda


Justin Knoll
September 11, 2014 6:45:42 PM 
You believed in us more than we did believed in ourselves. You pushed us to greater heights, as a community and as individuals. You reminded us why learning our craft and giving those skills back to the world was so important. Most of all you showed us love. To love our opportunities. To love our clients. To love our career and to love each other. My dear friend, you gave me so much personally and professionally and I hope you knew you I always loved you for all of that. Rest in peace Oliver


Betsy Edwards
September 11, 2014 6:31:02 PM 
Brilliant, charming, supernaturally ethical, and a razor sharp wit that made my side split. We will miss you, Oliver.


Diane Peltier
September 11, 2014 4:04:34 PM 
If you weren't a believer by the time you finished a class with Olivier .. you became a Believer! He so loved his work and he believed in what was right. He always made it fun and exciting. You My friend, will be deeply missed by many. RIP


Ellen G. Alley
September 11, 2014 3:59:05 PM 
Loved Oliver's classes and he made me a believer in Intermediary Brokerage in Wyoming. I quote him many times when I am presenting classes. A great mind, a wonderful person. Truly ad advocate for REALTORS everywhere.


Angie Taylor
September 11, 2014 3:47:17 PM 
What a blessing to have known Oliver. I will never forget what a great real estate teacher he was and how funny he made our classes. You will be greatly missed sir!


John Henderson
September 11, 2014 3:36:32 PM 
Oliver, you died a legend and admired by so many.


Steven Meyrich
September 11, 2014 3:20:57 PM 
I never had a dull moment in a mediation with Oliver. My condolences to his colleagues and loved ones.


Charles Cuchiara Jr., Esq.
September 11, 2014 3:18:09 PM 
Oliver was indeed a gifted and talented Lawyer. The Colorado Legal Bar has lost a giant. I remember his father who taught my business law class at the CU Business School in the early 1970's. He was also a great lawyer and in this case the apple surely didn't fall far from the tree. I wish the best for all of Oliver's family, Friends and colleagues at his firm. May he rest in peace.


Ken Chang
September 11, 2014 1:58:39 PM 
We have lost a great mind and supporter of the CO Real Estate Community. After attending several of his classes I knew he was tough, but fair. I only spoke with him a handful of times, but now I wish it had been more. His strong timber in his voice, curl of his mustache, and great mind can never be replaced. Oliver E. Frascona will be missed by us all.


Ann Mills, Niwot Real Estate
September 11, 2014 1:30:06 PM 
I will so miss the insight and advice we all gained from Oliver's classes. He shared his expertise with us for as long as I can remember. He would tell us stories about clients who needed help and how he would advise them so that we could learn from it and help our own clients in those ways.There were also plenty of good warnings about what pitfalls were out there to avoid as a Buyer or Seller's agent. We were so lucky to have him as out teacher here in Colorado.


Tyra Sandoval
September 11, 2014 12:17:23 PM 
Oliver had our back in this business. He was available to help and support us in anyway possible. He was my go to trainer and he was an enormous part of making me the agent I am today. His wit and knowledge of Real Estate was second to none. I feel a void of magnitude proportions. Goodbye Oliver. Thank you for all you have given to me.


Paul Botz
September 11, 2014 11:58:04 AM 
Thank you so much for all the great classes and sharing your vast knowledge with us. You taught us so much over the years and you will be surely missed.


You were a special person and a special friend to so many. You will not be forgotten and may you rest in peace.


Bill Wilto
September 11, 2014 11:48:26 AM 
You were a special person and a special friend to so many. You will not be forgotten and may you rest in peace.


Kelly Murphy
September 11, 2014 11:41:57 AM 
Mr. Oliver E. Frascona, :) You have touched so many lives and we are all so blessed to have known you! You were an incredibly witty, loving and brilliant man! It just doesn't seem possible that you have left us but we all know deep inside that God has bigger and better plans for you! Thank you so much for caring passionately for all you ventured into and for spreading wisdom and joy to us all along the way. God Speed Oliver - I will truly miss you!


Donna Strait
September 11, 2014 11:20:25 AM 
I appreciated Oliver's attentiveness to the law that he taught and to us, his students. He was remarkable. He will be missed greatly.


Bob Finlay
September 11, 2014 11:09:59 AM 
Your knowledge, love of life, humor and teaching ability have made a difference in many lives. A larger than life character in all the good ways. You will be sadly missed.


Mari Takeshita
September 11, 2014 11:04:39 AM 
Thank you Oliver, for all you have done for the industry. Your words of wisdom and wit.. will always stay with me.
The funny comments you would make to me when I ask a serious question will always be the way I remember your being and heart.


Karla Cole - Real Estate Agent, Grand Junction, CO
September 11, 2014 10:55:39 AM 
Thank you for the memories. Your wisdom and guidance will live throughout my career and life.


Julie Kershner
September 11, 2014 10:55:38 AM 
At birth we boarded the train of life and we believed our parents would always travel at our side. However, at some station they stepped down, leaving us on this journey alone.
As time goes by, other people boarded the train and they were significant. Many stepped down and left a permanent vacuum. Others went so unnoticed that we didn’t realize they had vacated their seats.
This train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos and goodbyes.
Success consists of having a good relationship with all passengers.
The mystery is: We do not know at which station we will step down.
So, we must love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are.
When the time comes for us to step down and leave our seat empty, we should leave behind beautiful memories for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.
Oliver, I believe you had a joyful journey on your train of life. You were a success and leave a lasting legacy. Thank you for your part in my journey.


Elizabeth Richeson
September 11, 2014 10:48:51 AM 
Oliver Thanks for sharing your knowledge and wisdom throughout my 21+ yrs in real estate. You have been my mentor and teacher for so many. You will be missed but never forgotten.


Laurie Clark - Angel Realty, LLC
September 11, 2014 10:45:32 AM 
It is a travesty that I will no longer be able to talk with you Oliver. Your wisdom has carried me many years in my Real Estate career.
How thankful I have been - so many times - to have utilized all the legal help and advice you have given me over the past 20 years. Thank you for being a man of integrity, a free spirit soaring above the clouds, an excellent attorney, a witty and inspiring teacher, and most of all, for shining your love of life into the lives of so many. You will be sorely missed.


Jason Poisson
September 11, 2014 10:23:16 AM 
You had a large influence on a lot of people and made a lasting impression in your short time on this earth. You will be missed.


Staci Stroh
September 11, 2014 10:01:11 AM 
When I began my Real Estate career, I was introduced to Oliver as the man I must meet if I were going to make it in Real Estate. That statement couldn't have been more true. I went to every class I could and hung on every word. Several of us always tried to sit up front! He was a true leader, gentleman and although could seem intimidating, he was so caring and compassioante, always willing to lend advise or wise words. Our industry will truly feel the loss for years to come.


Keith E. Koski
September 11, 2014 9:49:05 AM 
What an inspiration he will forever be to the Real Estate Community I am truly grateful for being able to attend many of his classes and am saddened as we all are of his passing.


Alan Rest
September 11, 2014 9:40:06 AM 
Although your time on this earth has been cut short fond memories and your significant teachings will live on through those of us who knew you. RIP my friend and teacher...may the Lord be you and with your family.


Corrine Donnelly
September 11, 2014 8:33:56 AM 
We had just started to know each other on a more personal level and now you are gone.........ain't that the berries. We were ALL lucky to know you on any level, but my heart goes out to all who knew you in more than just classes for they will miss one more piece of the amazing Oliver. Rest In Peace, look down and laugh often.


Real Estate by Nance-Nancy Welch
September 11, 2014 8:19:32 AM 
I attended his classes because he could make you laugh though anything! His stories were strategically placed in his classes so we could never forget why we should, or shouldn't do something in on our professions. He protected us in such an entertaining way.
He is the epitome of success.He lived joyfully, he lived life to its fullest!


Carol Ann Peterson
September 11, 2014 7:03:10 AM 
Your presence in our beautiful town of Pagosa Springs will be greatly missed. I wished I had not procrastinated & taken more classes from you. RIP Oliver!


Rita Hardy Smith
September 11, 2014 4:14:59 AM 
You touched so many of our lives in so many ways and provided us the guidance and support we needed. Never with arrogance and never boasting, always with a smile and genuine care and concern. You helped shape my career, you gave me advice when I needed it and provided me with the wisdom to be in this business for 34 years, close thousands of deals and never be sued or even have a complaint filed against me because I've learned so much from you. You were a wonderful man, attorney and friend! May you rest in eternal peace.


Trevor Sholders
September 11, 2014 12:16:33 AM 
It's been such a gift for so many years to see Oliver speak and share his infinite wisdom of the industry and life lessons he so adeptly and charismatically iterated. His energy and kindness was truly a force for humanity and such a unique treasure. There would never be enough I could say to express my appreciation for this man. He truly was one of my favorite people, ever.

With love and my utmost condolences; he shall be deeply missed by so many.


Jane Sarmiento
September 10, 2014 11:03:42 PM 
Mr. Oliver Frascona made learning real estate not boring but interesting and funny. I will surely miss a great teacher and a friend!!!So long and rest in peace!


Paul Hill
September 10, 2014 10:30:08 PM 
It is said that men with moustaches tend to be more persuasive than those without. Oliver must have been very persuasive! I am sensitive to his passing not only because he was a fellow member of our real estate community, and not only because I like many others did meet and talk to him in one of his many classes that he taught, but also because he was a mere two weeks older than myself. Those of us of a certain age are reminded of our own mortality when our peers pass on, no matter how healthy and prosperous we may feel. But we are proud of how an honored member of our own generation lived his life, both as a professional and as a friend and family member.


Kathie Bluejacket
September 10, 2014 9:55:43 PM 
It's hard to believe but I only met Oliver Frascona earlier this year. I was very impressed with not only his knowledge but in his presentation. I wish that I had met him earlier. So sorry that he has left us,
Kathie Bluejacket


Korin T Haight
September 10, 2014 9:10:28 PM 
"The first time you hear it it's bad news. The second time it's old news." Something Mr Frascona said in a class I attended. It was a great piece of advice and this is one of the only times that it doesn't apply. I learned so much from him.


Laureen Gutierrez
September 10, 2014 8:28:48 PM 
The first word I learned in Real Estate was "Frascona". The answer to every question was, "Frascona Says". What a delight to sit in his classes soaking up knowledge sprinkled with laughter. The rolling of the eyes, the mustache, the sarcasm, I could go on and on. No need, those who knew him and sat under his tutelage, know what I'm talking about. As I drive around with clients who are "liqoured up" I will always think of him.


Don A. Riedel
September 10, 2014 7:36:37 PM 
Oliver and I used to list property together while he was attending law school and he worked as a Realtor in Boulder in our firm. We went back a long ways. Will be missed especially when we used to remember the good old days at our company, Time Limited Real Estate.


Heath A. Herber
September 10, 2014 7:15:43 PM 
What a great man. Committed and loyal always. I will remember him always.


Shean V. Belle, Colorado Springs
September 10, 2014 7:15:03 PM 
I remember the very first class I took with you. I traveled from Colorado Springs to Breckenridge all by myself for my GRI which was no joke for a southern gal from Alabama who had just moved to Colorado. You made real estate real, you made it fun and the class was well worth the trip. Anytime I saw your name on a class, I just wanted to go whether I needed it or not. I knew I would learn so much more. I knew I would laugh and smile just about the whole time. I knew you would make me think. Thank you for showing me how to enjoy what I do just by you enjoying what you did! Thank you for sharing your passion and enthusiasm! You are surely missed!


Linda Soesbe
September 10, 2014 7:09:09 PM 
Thanks for the memories. You always helped me remember just who I am and that it is completely all right to be a good guy. I loved your classes, your seminars and I love that you would take something that seem complicated and make it simple and easy to understand and apply. I will miss you and your perils of wisdom, advise, clauses, understanding and most of all, your laughter, Thanks again


Rocco F. LaTella
September 10, 2014 5:45:24 PM 
Oliver my friend..... I think Frank Sinatra said it BEST...

Thats how I'll always remember you....You had such a zest for life...
Your friend Rocco...

When I was twenty-one, it was a very good year
It was a very good year for city girls
Who lived up the stairs
With perfumed hair
That came undone
When I was twenty-one

When I was thirty-five, it was a very good year
It was a very good year for blue-blooded girls
Of independent means
We'd ride in limousines
Their chauffeurs would drive
When I was thirty-five

But now the days are short, I'm in the autumn of my years
And I think of my life as vintage wine
From fine old kegs
From the brim to the dregs
It poured sweet and clear
It was a very good year......


Marie Callaway
September 10, 2014 5:44:22 PM 
Oliver was such a dynamic personality.

At least once I week I quote words of wisdom he taught. Such a loss to the real estate community.

I can only imagine the hole left in the law firm and family that meant so much to him.


Pamela Meyer
September 10, 2014 5:32:52 PM 
Oliver made every class entertaining and fun - and therefore more memorable; so I learned and remembered more - every time! HIs expertise was wide and deep. My heart breaks for his family and for our Real Estate community throughout Colorado! His wit, charm and energy will be sorely missed. What a tragedy to lose him!


Renee Mulvaney
September 10, 2014 5:24:05 PM 
A shining star burns twice a bright but last only half as long
You will be missed


Laurie Ballegeer
September 10, 2014 5:21:32 PM 
I attended many of Oliver's classes. He always made them interesting, fun and so relevant to the current market. I feel that our community has suffered such a great loss. He will be missed. My deepest sympathy to his family.


Mike Shimkonis
September 10, 2014 5:17:08 PM 
Whether it was an early morning start to one of his classic continuing education classes or at the tail end of an 8-hour session, Oliver was always fresh, sharp, funny and passionate for his students. His handling of various legal situations with our company were either always profound or filled with huge doses of common sense. As a defender of real estate brokers and brokerages, Oliver was a modern-day Atlas who deftly handled the issues with aplomb. His death is an enormous loss for the real estate industry and the State of Colorado. Rest in peace.


Trisha Milton
September 10, 2014 5:10:41 PM 
The real estate world has lost a gentle giant. I was so fortunate to have taken classes from Oliver. He has helped to shape many young minds (and old minds alike) with his special ability. He will be greatly missed.
My thoughts and prayers go out to all those who knew and loved him.


Elfriede Leicht
September 10, 2014 4:54:37 PM 
Oliver, you were and will always be remembered as a classy, smart, funny, talented guy! Thank you for being a good friend to all the Realtors you taught, including me! You will be sorely missed and deeply remembered, I assure you. When they made you, they broke the mold and then beat up the mold maker! I appreciated always your sense of humor and quick wit. It was a pleasure getting to know you just a wee bit. You've left us too soon....


Lori Shields
September 10, 2014 4:45:27 PM 
Oliver made us better at what we do..My heart goes out to his friends and family.


Sharon Rossino
September 10, 2014 4:44:41 PM 
My thoughts and prayers to his family and loved ones! Such a loss for the Real Estate community, but I'm certain a much greater loss for loved ones.


Janelle Walston - Walston Group Real Estate, Inc.
September 10, 2014 4:44:05 PM 
Simply irreplaceable. Truer words were never spoken. He was one of a kind and he will be greatly missed.


Margaret Renner
September 10, 2014 4:38:04 PM 
What a great loss to his family, business associates and to the real estate community. Oliver was a wonderful, brilliant & memorable instructor, he will be missed.


Suzannah Shogren
September 10, 2014 4:27:25 PM 
An unbelievable tragedy... What he left behind in real estate in Colorado is so much. Such a force. So sad! I'm so very sorry !


Carol Ann Jacobson Kopf
September 10, 2014 4:25:44 PM 
I met Oliver when he first began his classes. He was a breath of fresh air for Colorado Realtors, and he will be greatly missed.


Kim Roberts
September 10, 2014 4:16:51 PM 
A genuine loss to the industry. Oliver, thank you for making classes with you insightful, engaging and interesting. You will be missed.


Jan Baer Broker Owner/Realtor BAER Realty LLC
September 10, 2014 4:14:04 PM 
RIP Oliver, you were truly GREAT!
Dave and I attended all of your seminars, enjoyed all your graciously shared stories and first hand experiences with RE Law; we learned so much from you! Oliver was a brilliant mentor, and teacher, he will be missed in our RE community. Thoughts and prayers go out to both his and Tori's families.


David Hanna
September 10, 2014 4:01:06 PM 
Truly heartbreaking. Oliver was one of a kind, he made CREC classes exciting and relevant. We will miss his insight, brilliance, and guidance. He held the highest regard for our industry and advocated fiercely for the "R". Oliver's loss will be felt for years, maybe decades, eternally.


Jaime Danforth
September 10, 2014 3:48:16 PM 
What a tremendous loss for so many. Oliver was a treasure and impacted so many people with his wit and amazing spirit. Great teacher and lawyer. He will be missed by so many.
He really made a difference.
So sorry for his family, law firm family and all of us in real estate.


A. Satchell
September 10, 2014 3:26:17 PM 
My sincere and deepest heartfelt sympathy, condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Oliver Frascona. May Jehovah God Bless you and ease your pain over time.


Michael Jentoft
September 10, 2014 3:12:20 PM 
For the past 13 years in R/E I went out of my way to take Oliver's classes. He made learning fun and educational. So sad that he and the others on the plane were lost. All will be sorely missed.


Ainslie Dougherty
September 10, 2014 3:08:53 PM 
As a brand new agent 30 years ago, I took my first class from Oliver; I was hooked! He was always my "go-to" guy not only for classes but for any real estate related questions. His council was always well thought out,and he was always willing to share his expertise. In a social setting he also stood out. He set the bar high and will be truly missed. My deepest condolences to his family and friends


Melissa Lynne Thornton
September 10, 2014 2:57:43 PM 
After having the blessed opportunity to know Oliver for over a decade some of my favorite memories include our first meeting at the Boulder Country Club and laughing my way thru a commission update then standing in line to ask him a question that I knew would begin with a response of, "my response doesn't constitute a client relationship."

This summer by significant other, Jim Lincoln and I attend the 40th at his house at the airport and we flew Jims Piper in wearing full 40's attire and enjoyed dancing and meeting so many wonderful people and shared beautiful stories of how we knew him. He told us we needed to attend every year because our dancing was so entertaining…I am glad we had the opportunity to make the memories we did.


Bill Stanley- Dolores , CO
September 10, 2014 2:56:37 PM 
Thank you Oliver for inspiring me to be the best that I can be. You were simply extraordinary. I will miss you.


Donna Austin, Jones-Healy Realtors
September 10, 2014 2:49:20 PM 
Oliver had a presence and a purpose. I learned more from him than any other teacher/speaker I have ever met. I appreciate everything he did to strengthen our industry!


David Bovard Scholarship Real Estate
September 10, 2014 2:45:05 PM 
For decades, there has been only one real estate attorney at the pinnacle of the prime, tops in class, Oliver redefined the term "instructor", so many talents. What a character, and what character he had. He raised the bar of humanity, and you felt grateful, just being among his students. He reached deeply, is remembered, and his gifts to us all remain giving, as we practice our real estate careers in the most professional ways, standards that would prove to Oliver that we were listening. He continues to be a mentor to many; may his life be a signature indelible to us all.


Linda Ogden Coldwell Banker
September 10, 2014 2:44:35 PM 
Commission update will never be the same.


Jeanette Meyer
September 10, 2014 2:33:29 PM 
A light went out and a star lit up. I miss you.


Annette Quick Real Estate Of Colorado LLC
September 10, 2014 2:33:03 PM 
There is only one Oliver...so gifted. He had educated and embraced this industry that transpired our minds and hearts. That will never change and never be forgotten. With great sympathy and respect to all who's life he deeply impacted as he did mine. I pray that he believed in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and he has eternal life in heaven. I pray that God, Our Father would grant him mercy and peace and to all of his loved ones. A teacher of the greatest kind....forever teaching and we learning what matters most.


Lois Elliott, Elliott & Associates, LLC
September 10, 2014 2:27:32 PM 
We will greatly miss you Oliver and will look forward to see you again on the other side.


Josh Galvin
September 10, 2014 2:27:23 PM 
As an instructor, Oliver possessed the unique art and talent to take the driest material and infuse it with his keen intellect and sense of humor making it sparkle with interest. My deepest thoughts and prayers are extended to Oliver's family & close circle of friends. Oliver...thanks for sharing your warmth and spirit. It will continue...


Kim Jaynes
September 10, 2014 2:23:49 PM 
Oliver has left a legacy behind and never to be forgotten but greatly missed. Loved his classes as he always had great stories and always made you laugh. You definitely came out learning something of great value in each one. I am blessed and honored to have met such a fine and respected individual. Will see you someday again my friend.


Damian Wise
September 10, 2014 2:17:35 PM 
I remember my first class with Oliver, and thought, "what's up with his mustache??" I enjoyed the class immensely and he gave me the courage to jump into short sales with both feet.


Betty Hoye
September 10, 2014 2:14:34 PM 
I always signed up for Oliver Frascona's real estate classes. Not only did I learn something, but I was always entertained. I loved his personal stories and real estate experiences. I will miss him.


Debbie Fickenscher, Maingate Realty LLC
September 10, 2014 2:11:51 PM 
What a giant of a professional. And he did it with wit, humor, and always fun! We learned so many things from Oliver. Colorado will not be the same. May we remember the lessons you taught us.
Rest in peace.


Iryna P. Schober, Realtor
September 10, 2014 2:10:26 PM 
As we all struggle to understand "why", we can only surmise that your work here on earth was finished and that you'd earned your heavenly reward early!

Nonetheless, you are sorely missed by all whose lives you touched. Rest well, Oliver!

Blessed to have known you,


Robin L Renzelman
September 10, 2014 2:09:10 PM 
RIP Oliver - you taught me so much. I will miss you!! Your family is in my prayers!!


Luz Daniels, Keller Williams DTC
September 10, 2014 2:09:03 PM 
Such a great man… What a loss. My deepest thoughts of sympathy for Oliver's family and members of his firm. I feel honored to have attended many of his top quality classes. My love and prayers are with you.


Kim Stone
September 10, 2014 2:04:39 PM 
My greatest respect and thanks to you Oliver! You guided me in improving my negotiation skills, answered my many questions, and helped me grow. You were an asset to our world and your legacy will live on. Thank you for touching my life!


Marilynn Wanamaker - Edelweiss Realty Co.
September 10, 2014 2:04:29 PM 
Oliver Frascona is irreplaceable. the real estate industry has suffered a great loss. he is missed.


Patricia Stoll
September 10, 2014 1:59:43 PM 
We'll miss him.


Lori High Denver, CO
September 10, 2014 1:56:54 PM 
I always looked forward to Oliver's classes. He was an excellent thought provoking Instructor. I left his classes with the feeling that the time was well spent. Gone to soon! Sending my prayers to his family and wishing you peace and comfort during these difficult days.


Bob Yaich-High Plains Bank
September 10, 2014 1:51:20 PM 
Oli, It was my pleasure to have known you for the past 30 years. Thank You for all your hard work for me over the years.


Sylvia Dowty
September 10, 2014 1:42:57 PM 
Meeting Oliver in the mid 1980's in Ann Arbor, MI was probably the best thing to happen to my real estate career. His wit, character & knowledge brought me back to as many classes as I could attend. Moving to Colorado in 1995 just made it easier to follow his classes. He will b greatly missed. Thoughts & prayers go with his family in this time of grief. RIP


Elaine Kramcha
September 10, 2014 1:40:29 PM 
With deep respect for all you gave to improve our industry and community. God bless your family and friends.


Ann Knoll
September 10, 2014 1:40:11 PM 
You could always count on Oliver to help solve a RE question and do so with great detail. I looked forward to any class I could take when he was the instructor, because he made very dry information very enjoyable with his jokes and humorous comments.

He will be missed by all here in the Colorado Springs Real Estate community!


Craig Burns
September 10, 2014 1:33:08 PM 
He's the only instructor I would seek out to see what, when and where he was teaching. He was a wealth of knowledge, made the material become "real" to everyday experiences and mainly, enjoyable. All too often, the classes I attended passed by way too quickly. He was a true gentleman. The real estate community will miss him so deeply.


Bonnie Nuss NAI Highland, LLC
September 10, 2014 1:29:47 PM 
I always looked forward to Oliver's classes. He was the best!


Stephanie Bryant Huntington Properties LLC
September 10, 2014 1:29:02 PM 
Oliver, you will be greatly missed and remembered fondly with appreciation, for ever.


Susan Paddock, Paddock Realty LLC
September 10, 2014 1:22:43 PM 
I'd wait for his classes, move my schedule around to fit them. He was the best in the business for his knowledge, his candor and his humor. Our industry won't ever be quite the same.


Eileen Carpenter
September 10, 2014 1:18:39 PM 
I can't begin to express my grief at Oliver's passing. I cannot even imagine what the families are going through. Just know that my prayers are with you. Oliver was my mentor, my friend, my colleague. I will miss him terribly.


Amy O'Rourke-SummitAssociationOf Realtors/AmyO'RourkeRealEstate
September 10, 2014 1:15:36 PM 
Oliver educated and inspired us with his passion, experience and insight....and a personal charisma that goes unmatched. With gratitude and admiration
R.I.P. Amy O'Rourke


Lai white
September 10, 2014 1:08:36 PM 
Miss you and your wonderful style of teaching . RIP sir


William J. Nesbitt
September 10, 2014 1:06:21 PM 
Oliver will be missed. To his family and associates my prayers are with you all. I always enjoyed his persona in class. He always relished a good educated argument. Pax Domini


Jane Stebbins
September 10, 2014 1:02:53 PM 
There is no greater compliment than to be admired, respected and genuinely liked by one's colleagues and peers.You made us learn, you made us laugh and our lives were touched by yours!
Truly a renaissance man.
Thank you, Oliver!
Jane Stebbins.


Bob Brinkman
September 10, 2014 1:02:21 PM 
RIP our Friend!

You kept so many of us out of Real Estate Jail with your Education & Entertain. May God comfort your family & friends.


Carol Moore
September 10, 2014 12:55:46 PM 
From the first class I took with him in 2000 to the last in the summer of 2014, he was someone I could rely on to bring meaningful personal experience and information to supplement all classes. His compassion, honesty, and passion for the real estate community were highly regarded. I enjoyed his stories of keeping powerful people in line with reality and appreciated his advice. I am so sorry that he is gone. I will miss him.


Christina Roskop
September 10, 2014 12:55:04 PM 
Tragic. I am saddened by the loss of a man who could give so much to so many. I am sure he is giving good advice to God. May he smile down on us and rest in peace.


Perry Friedentag
September 10, 2014 12:48:32 PM 
"Oliver Frascona" Enough Said! He is in my prayers.


September 10, 2014 12:48:17 PM 
My heart is broken with the passing of you Oliver. You have been my inspiration in real estate since 1978. You have represented my Dad, my kids, my clients and everyone absolutely adored you. You were so compassionate, brilliant, witty, and honest. A one of a kind human spirit! You cannot be replaced. Your classes have always taught me to be my best and knowledge of course is power. I only attended your classes as I was never bored and loved how you presented information. Gosh, I will miss you!


Jimmy Brenner,Blue Sky Mortgage (Vail/Aspen/Telluride/Steamboat)
September 10, 2014 12:45:55 PM 
Oliver was one of those special people you meet in life. Extremely intelligent, entertaining, free spirit, and a great teacher. I didn't always agree with him on some lending related topics and sometimes (after one of his classes) our discussions would go on for days and weeks , even years!

I will miss him greatly and offer my fondest wishes to all of his family and friends!

Sincerely, Jimmy Brenner


Darryl Grosjean
September 10, 2014 12:39:52 PM 
I wish for the family and friends of this great man the consolation of knowing that he truly changed the professions of real estate and law. His passion and enthusiasm will remain with all who knew him, learned from him and will imitate him for the betterment of society.


Tom Romero
September 10, 2014 12:34:45 PM 
It was a pleasure to attend the many classes Oliver had in Wyoming and Colorado. He will be missed dearly.


Shannon Gardea, RE/MAX Alliance Loveland
September 10, 2014 12:32:36 PM 
Your classes and personal encouragement made me who I am today. You are truly unforgettable.


Mike Garza, Granite Realty Services
September 10, 2014 12:27:46 PM 
Oliver may be gone in body but the thousands of people who learned from him will continue to provide great service to thousands more. His positive influence will continue rippling through the world for a very long time.


Tom Pringle Remax Alliance
September 10, 2014 12:26:42 PM 
Oliver was a wonderful teacher by who all teachers will be measured in the future. He was funny, entertaining and made learning easy. He will be missed, but always in our hearts.


Duane Penny
September 10, 2014 12:23:59 PM 
I was truly saddened to hear of the loss of an icon in Real Estate. I feel for the one who attempts to fill his shoes as an instructor. He created a legacy and will be sorely missed by many. My prayers go out to his family as well as the others who lost loved ones in that tragic accident.


Glenn R. Sprenger (Gladys Sprenger's husband)
September 10, 2014 12:16:32 PM 
Oliver was an inspiring leader and a generous man. I remember well the summer and Christmas gatherings, which I attended with Gladys from 1999 through 2006. I also very much appreciated the kindness shown to my family when we lost Gladys in 2007. Rest in the Lord's Peace Oliver!


Darcy Lystlund
September 10, 2014 12:16:12 PM 
I will miss you probably forever.


Craig Ward
September 10, 2014 12:15:44 PM 
Oliver was unique. His mind was a storehouse of information...and yet his demeanor was always genuine, always caring about others. He was witty, engaging, and always gave us relevant inspiration. He was much more than a great legal mind, and a great teacher. Oliver you are greatly missed!


Emilie Hogy, 8z Real Estate
September 10, 2014 12:14:44 PM 
I always watched for the upcoming classes Oliver was hosting. He was a no nonsense, totally entertaining, extremely knowledgeable gentleman and instructor. "Learning with Oliver" was something I looked forward to. I will truly miss him.


Mary Collins, Coldwell Banker Res. Boulder
September 10, 2014 12:14:16 PM 
Oliver, you will be greatly missed by all. You
had a gift of making every room you entered come
alive with your enthusiasm. You gained your wings
on earth and they flew you to heaven. I can picture you there sharing your vast knowledge
with the other immortals.

Love and Blessings to your family and friends
who will forever hold you in our hearts.


Judy Collins
September 10, 2014 12:13:26 PM 
What a schock!! I was just searching for a class with Oliver, and looking so forward to it. He was a wonderful instructor, and made you feel so at ease in his classes. Will be missed in the Real Estate World.


Tammy C. Armour, Coldwell Banker Bighorn Realty
September 10, 2014 12:12:32 PM 
Oliver, I will always remember your classes and how much fun and informative they were. I reflect today on how many hours of my time was spent in your presence. I'm sure you are in the arms of angels.......


Lori Fontyn
September 10, 2014 12:11:41 PM 
What a wonderful person Oliver was. He was so down to earth. He taught the BEST classes and was full of wonderful (and entertaining) advice. I took a class with him just a few weeks before he passed and he talked about his plane and his love of flying. I'm glad he was able to do so many things that he loved, and all the while helping others in every way.

I'll miss him. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families affected by this tragedy.


Heather McNicholas, Coldwell Banker
September 10, 2014 12:10:38 PM 
Oliver's brilliance was never ending, genius actually. His wit and cunning charm was wrapped up into one neat little mustache package. His uncompromised integrity and loyalty endeared him to many. He was truly the best instructor I have ever known and the loss is heartbreaking. Thinking of that genius, along with his silly mustache brings a smile and many tears. Heart felt wishes and prayers to his family and all who knew him, what an unforgettable loss.


Mark Kareus
September 10, 2014 12:05:42 PM 
I have been selling real estate for 35 years and have never had a more informative, delightful instructor. He taught me a lot I will miss him as I saw him as a a friend also.


Mark Naber
September 10, 2014 12:05:16 PM 
Excellent instructor and really good man. Will be missed.


Penney Evans Carruth
September 10, 2014 12:02:23 PM 
May we, as real estate professionals, remain steadfast in our commitment to the legacy which is inherent in all that Oliver gave us as our teacher in his classes and with his counsel. He would want nothing more; he would expect nothing less. Bless you Oliver Frascona!


Karen Peirson
September 10, 2014 12:02:12 PM 
I have always been fascinated by the knowledge, humor and class that Oliver exuded. I went into each real estate class with the goal (hope)to follow him more than the last class. Always a pleasure. He took time with everybody. Such a sudden loss of life; all around.


Deb Bamesberger
September 10, 2014 11:55:20 AM 
It was an honor and a pleasure to know Oliver. He was a wealth of knowledge and always took the time to answer my questions. He was truly one of a kind. RIP Oliver


Michel Brossmer
September 10, 2014 11:53:06 AM 
You were always in inspiration. You will be missed.


Bill English/Aspencade Real Estate/Aims Community College
September 10, 2014 11:51:48 AM 
It is hard to believe the last time I saw you was last month at your Annual BBQ. You were so full of life and energy playing in the band. I was overwhelmed at the attendance and of course, your cookies. I used your teaching style in my own teaching. When I had a question, you were always there to answer and I don't ever remember getting an invoice for "billable hours". Your are a person that will never be forgotten. It will be hard taking CE courses without thinking of you. Rest in Peace.


Connie Stoffel
September 10, 2014 11:48:20 AM 
I get so sad when I see his picture even though he is in God's welcoming hands. He accomplished so much and yet still had much to do. Such a brilliant and funny man, always ready to be of assistance. He will be missed and remembered always.


Jody Malone -Teater Realty Co.
September 10, 2014 11:45:54 AM 
A man of great knowledge.
Never fearing to take on what others
thought impossible.
A laugh, a joke, a story.
The Mustache with the smile below.
He will be missed!


Mark Napoli
September 10, 2014 11:40:11 AM 
So sorry to hear of your death Oliver. I am glad you lived your life to the fullest. Thanks for all you have given us and the good memories. Wish we had more time together. I will miss your presence.


Kiana Geditz
September 10, 2014 11:39:16 AM 
Thank you for making everything you taught an interesting session. I always enjoyed an "Oliver " class. You will be greatly missed.


Kimberly H. Rose, Coldwell Banker Bighorn Realty
September 10, 2014 11:36:56 AM 
There was no one like you Oliver, and you are irreplaceable. Our hearts are broken here in Crested Butte.


Genie Reynolds
September 10, 2014 11:36:51 AM 
Oliver was a magnificent creature... brilliant, tough, loving, entertaining, passionate and most of all human. I hope he is at peace now and watching down upon us. The week that he passed away, when I spoke with another real estate professional, I suggested that we be extra careful and professional and work our transactions in honor of Oliver and how he would want us to carry on...


Carmel Connolly-Cherry Creek Properties LLC
September 10, 2014 11:32:14 AM 
Oliver, You will be greatly missed not only for the teaching enthusiasm that you generated but in your care for those who reached out. May you rest in peace with God.


Steve Matthews
September 10, 2014 11:31:03 AM 
Oliver's life was full of accomplishments, but what I will remember is how he made people feel. His ability to connect with people was/is unequaled. Everyone that encountered Oliver felt like he was a good and close friend. He left this a much better place. See you in Heaven Oliver!


Jan Southcott
September 10, 2014 11:30:08 AM 
You will missed does not begin to express the void you will leave in the community.


Tom Harmon
September 10, 2014 11:28:16 AM 
Oliver it is with great respect that I say goodbye. You were a great mentor and friend. Thank you for making our yearly updates informative and fun. You will be greatly missed.


Mo Choudhry
September 10, 2014 11:26:23 AM 
This is so heart breaking. Loved your speaches. You will be missed. My best wishes to his loved ones. Rest in peace.
Mo choudhry


Roxanne Carson
September 10, 2014 11:26:06 AM 
My heart was just crushed when I heard the news. Oliver was an amazing man. Whenever I am in the midst of a tough situation in a Real Estate transaction, I will think to myself, "what would Oliver say"? I will continue to run my business with that in mind. He will be truly missed. It has changed my perspective on eternal life and the next day is never promised. Blessings for peace go out to his family. May God comfort you through this time of loss.


Lori Reece
September 10, 2014 11:25:39 AM 
Far and away one of the best instructors I've ever had pleasure of hearing, and later hiring for my Association in Bellingham, WA. Any time I heard Oliver was speaking I'd make a point to go. He was funny, smart, relevant, and memorable and he is a huge loss to the real estate community. My thoughts & prayers go out to his family, what a special man he was.


Bonnie Cox
September 10, 2014 11:25:33 AM 
Often experts are quoted as "Tom Smith thinks..." with Oliver Frasacona, it was always "Oliver said" his word was always accurate and gospel. What a tragic loss for family, friends and the real estate industry. Truly a legend that will be forever missed.


Kathy Shipley
September 10, 2014 11:23:25 AM 
My Prayers go out to Oliver's co workers, family and friends. He will be missed for sure!
I certianly will miss his laughter in the many class's. I have attended all of them that he taught here in Grand Junction, CO.


Amy Lee Hoffmann, Coldwell Banker
September 10, 2014 11:23:13 AM 
For the last few years, I have taken several of Oliver's classes. One of his best attributes was the ability to wholeheartedly argue his point with you then move on without any resentment or animosity. I didn't always agree with him but I highly respected the man. He always had a great point of view and a true passion for his work.


David Powell
September 10, 2014 11:20:30 AM 
Dear Oliver, where ever you are:
Thanks for the friendly smile, the caring listening, the deep knowledge, the joyful and insightful humor. You touched so many lives, in so many positive ways. Well done!
Deep condolences to all those near and dear.


Cathy Dybalski - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
September 10, 2014 11:20:28 AM 
My deepest condolences and prayers being sent to Oliver's family, friends and colleagues. What a gift he was to the real estate community. Over the years I have had the pleasure to have taken many classes from Oliver. I always looked forward to them as I knew they would be not only be informative, but just down-right enjoyable. May all of us who crossed your path feel blessed to have known such a great man. You were one in a million!


Sallie Taylor
September 10, 2014 11:19:12 AM 
I am saddened by this tragic accident. Oliver was an uplifting person with an infectious positive attitude and enthusiasm! Blessings to his family from the community whom he blessed.


Albert D. Martinek
September 10, 2014 11:18:46 AM 
Sympathy for the family. He was a great fellow!


Christine Serwe, The Wells Group Real Estate
September 10, 2014 11:18:27 AM 
Oliver, you taught us so much with your unique combination of professionalism and humor. Thank you for all you have done for our industry and for all of us Realtors (I remember how you always said the word). You raised the bar for our profession in so many ways. Thank you also for being so accessible even though you were so busy, you always made me feel my questions were valid and valued. Our hearts are heavy and you will be greatly missed, but your work and legacy live on.


Andrea Owen
September 10, 2014 11:17:49 AM 
Reading all of these messages it is hard to say anymore about how much Oliver Frascona was admired
He was by me.

I am immensely sorry for their departure and hope we all are able to, one day, accept and understand why they had to go in such a tragic way.

My prayers are with all the families involved.


Ed Andrews, Owner/Broker, Andrews Real Estate, Telluride, CO
September 10, 2014 11:17:46 AM 
Every once in awhile there is a star that shines brightly among us. Oliver was that star in my eyes. When we met in 82', he inspired me to be the best broker I could possibly be. He has had my deepest respect. When my friends and clients were in need of help and/or guidance from oppression, Oliver came to the rescue. I made a point of attending every class I could when he was available and I came away each time with even more enthusiasm in my trade. He was tough and he was loyal. He was funny and he could be scary. I will always consider him my good friend and I will miss him. I hope to see him when I get to heaven.


Tony E Cook
September 10, 2014 11:15:52 AM 
Tragic loss but Oliver is now under the wing of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Great Man!


Dale Beede
September 10, 2014 11:15:48 AM 
Ollie was a true friend, fellow pilot, and trusted real estate source for over 30 years. Our industry has lost an icon.
Little known fact, Oliver represented a landlord who kept my deposit on an apartment rent following my graduation from CU. That was my first experience with Oliver when he had been a practicing attorney for only a few years. Of course, he prevailed.
Goodbye my friend. My sincere condolences to his family.


Rebekah Brock
September 10, 2014 11:14:46 AM 
From one pilot to another, you will be greatly missed, as well as Tori and her sons. Thank you for all of the tireless work you did for our community. My prayers to go out to your family and hers. May you rest in God's hands way above our world, in peace, in love and with mighty wings that will never fail again.


September 10, 2014 11:14:30 AM 
Oliver was such a major part of my Real Estate education and I will miss his guidance and humor. My sympathy is extended to his family and close friends. He will be missed by many.


Larry Morris
September 10, 2014 11:12:33 AM 
What a guy you were Oliver. You were the real deal! Like all the others I will miss you greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, and with Tori's family as well. Rest in peace my good friend.


Lisa K Shaw, Your Castle Resl Estate
September 10, 2014 11:11:40 AM 
My heart was broken and I was in disbelief that it was not Oliver! It just couldn't be.
A man of wit, compassion and vast knowledge will be truly be
missed in the Resl Estate World. Many prayers to all families involved!! May you rest in peace!


Mariann Bell
September 10, 2014 11:11:40 AM 
Oliver was such an inspiration, his passion, humor and dedication cannot be surpassed...What a gift to the business and the community...He was larger than life...I ALWAYS looked forward to his classes...a true tragedy...he will be missed


Lisa K Shaw, Your Castle Resl Estate
September 10, 2014 11:11:39 AM 
My heart was broken and I was in disbelief that it was not Oliver! It just couldn't be.
A man of wit, compassion and vast knowledge will be truly be
missed in the Resl Estate World. Many prayers to all families involved!! May you rest in peace!


Lissa Johnson, C3 Real Estate Solutions, Fort Collins/Loveland
September 10, 2014 11:11:08 AM 
My heart is broken over the sudden lose of Oliver and for his family and friends. He lived a life before his time and was taken before his time. I appreciate the life he brought to our industry and the positive difference he made in our industry over the years. He is a world changer and changed the real estate industry. Thank you Oliver for increasing the professionalism within our industry! We will miss you and pray comfort for your family and friends.


Barbara Mickelson
September 10, 2014 11:10:24 AM 
He taught me well. I have always felt confident in writing and reviewing contracts after having his classes. I will miss him.


Barbara Finch, Client Preference Community Professionals
September 10, 2014 11:10:17 AM 
Oliver made real estate classes fun: that's the long and the short of it. Continuing ed (and the industry in general) will never be the same.


Nancy Woodson Metro Brokers
September 10, 2014 11:08:47 AM 
Oliver was a great inspiration and motivator for my real estate business. I will miss his wonderful and humorous teachings that allowed my real estate practice to blossom. Many blessings dear one.


Sheri Reynolds with Grace Management & Investment
September 10, 2014 11:08:29 AM 
I always looked forward to hearing Oliver speak. He was so knowledgeable but also made learning enjoyable. My prayers go out to Oliver, his family and friends. He will be truly missed and has made a big impact on my real estate career. God bless


Tom Lindahl
September 10, 2014 11:07:12 AM 
Oliver - Thanks for all your help (spiced with humor) from me and all your friends in the business broker/CABI community. We'll miss you pithy classes and your help with the Real Estate Council when we needed it. And we'll miss having you as a friend and counselor.


Anna M. Nedock, Equity Colorado
September 10, 2014 11:06:57 AM 
Oliver was always entertaining with his knowledge and his teachings. He always answered my questions and on more than one occasion, he stopped a class when hearing my east coast accent and bring it to everyone's attention. I was looking forward to attending one of his classes this October. My deepest, heartfelt sympathies to the families of those who perished in the accident. Oliver....no words can adequately express the tremendous loss we feel internally. Rest in Peace my friend.


Kazie Hayes, Steffens & Co
September 10, 2014 11:04:52 AM 
The loss of Oliver has created an enormous void in our lives, both personally and professionally. He was everyone's "go-to" guy, and he was always so happy to help. The San Luis Valley Board of Realtors, as well as its members, was lucky to have him.


Kim Davis & Lisa Santos, the Santos & Davis group, Re/Max CC
September 10, 2014 10:59:52 AM 
You gave the dry legal side of our business personality and humor and for that we can not thank you enough. It is never easy to say goodbye to a friend taken from us far too early but you can be sure your impact and kindness will live on for many years to come. Cheers!


Sarah Buch, Coldwell Banker/Zip
September 10, 2014 10:59:27 AM 
The impact Oliver made on my career and profession has been a blessing. I will cherish the emails with advice and humor I still have in my in-box! To his closer friends and family, I am very, very sorry for your loss. Personally and professionally, he will be greatly missed. He has a couple of spots on U tube and I have enjoyed visiting them the past couple of weeks. Just to see our friend and mentor doing what he does best... Inspiring, educating and entertaining.


September 10, 2014 10:59:13 AM 
My heart is broken - I knew you for 40 years and adored you. I will never forget your laugh - I will never forget you. - My heartfelt sympathy to your family and the family of the others so tragically killed.


Susanna Cohen Your Castle Real Estate
September 10, 2014 10:58:24 AM 
I will dearly miss this gentleman! Oliver, your classes were always a treat, yes, even the Mandatory C.E. class! What an advocate Oliver was for all of us in the real estate industry! We were incredibly blessed to have received your words of wisdom and of course, humor!

God Bless!


M. Bradney Higginbotham
September 10, 2014 10:57:38 AM 
Genius, combined with infectious humor and a rapier wit, made a indelible imprint on all who came to know Oliver. May God send the healing that we all need now.


Lois Purtell
September 10, 2014 10:57:36 AM 
My dear flamboyant brilliant over the top friend. I miss you. Lois


Carole Tucker
September 10, 2014 10:57:23 AM 
There are no word to express the sadness that we are all experiencing right now, such a great inspiration for all! You will be missed greatly.


Mike Leeper
September 10, 2014 10:56:48 AM 
It is with great sadness that we in the real estate community have lost a true champion of all that is right. No one worked harder and gave so much to achieve professionalism in an industry that needed so much. You are missed.


Joey Porter
September 10, 2014 10:56:32 AM 
Heart felt sympathies go out to Oliver's family and his significant others family. Such a tragic loss of wonderful people. I had taken two classes from Oliver this year and got to talk to him about his personal life. He was so happy personally and having a great time doing what he loved. May God hold of them in his hand and the families as well. Love Joey


John Hermanussen
September 10, 2014 10:54:45 AM 
Mentor, Advisor, Confidant, and Friend. May your legacy last forever and the memories never fade. Farewell Oliver


Roger Koltay
September 10, 2014 10:54:25 AM 
A trusted friend, colleague, and instructor with a wit, wisdom and expertise that will be sorely missed throughout the industry. Wherever his spirit may travel, he'll be talking real estate.


Derek Camunez- RE/MAX Avenues
September 10, 2014 10:51:47 AM 
With the passing of such a talented spirit, our community loses one of the greats. He will be missed...


Griffis Blessing, Inc.
September 10, 2014 10:51:25 AM 
After years of boring RE classes we found Oliver and actually looked forward to the update class every year. Oliver was knowledgeable,spirited and just all around fun to have as a teacher. We will all miss him.


Chris Monroe, Your Castle Real Estate
September 10, 2014 10:45:03 AM 
Your knowledge, wit, and spirit will be greatly missed. You are truly 1 of a kind with your creative, proactive belief to always think greater and continually reach out.


Jose "Pepe" Aragon
September 10, 2014 10:37:28 AM 
Oliver was such an asset to our industry and will be greatly missed. He was an amazing teacher and human being.


Leslie Musselmann
September 10, 2014 10:33:14 AM 
You will truly be missed. It is so sad that such a great person who helped so many, is no longer with us. We will miss you in the classroom. Thank you for your dedication.


Molly O DeLaRosa - Dublin Real Estate
September 10, 2014 10:10:16 AM 
Oliver, So, So, Sad we can't experience your vibrations anymore. If your name wasn’t on the schedule as the teacher, I just passed it up. I can only imagine, how dreadful classes will be without you and we all will continue to sorely miss your presence for evermore. Give them hell in Heaven and continue advocating for us up there.


Preston R. Porter, Porter Realty, Inc. - Alamosa, CO
September 10, 2014 10:00:11 AM 
Oliver had a deep impact on my real estate career and life. He will be greatly missed.


Tom Basile,
September 10, 2014 9:58:05 AM 
What a devastating loss for everyone who knew him. It was a blessing to have known Oliver.


Patti & Rick Shade, clients
September 10, 2014 9:41:55 AM 
An extraordinary man who is greatly missed! He helped us get our home and we went to his fun annual parties where he brought his college band back together with over 800 guests having lots of fun in his hanger! When we were at our wits end trying to close on the "house of our dreams" over a period of 8 months and had hit a wall he said, "Tell them Oliver is coming and they are the first ones we are going to sue!" That got the ball rolling immediately. It was a privilege to know him even for such a short time. He was the real deal, bigger than life - a "wild west guy".

May you rest in joyfulness and fun Oliver!

Patti & Rick Shade


Geny Hawkins
September 10, 2014 9:41:01 AM 
Thank you Oliver for all you taught us. I was in the first class when we changed from agent to associate broker and attended as many classes with you as they were available and always looked forward to the annual update class with you.
I still can't believe that you are gone...
Fly high and be proud of all you did for so many people.


Matt Robbins, Monarch Realty, Inc., Gunnison, CO
September 10, 2014 9:40:14 AM 
Oliver was simply the best. I am thankful that I had so many great educational experiences because of him. I will miss his wit, humor, charm and knowledge as will the thousands of Realtors that he touched with the same. We are all very lucky that he shared that with us.


Jean Mitchell
September 10, 2014 9:38:12 AM 
Such a sad loss. Although I didn't know you well, I loved your real estate classes. You made education exciting and something too look forward too. You were the main teacher in Vail. Everyone signed up for your classes. You will be deeply missed. It will be hard to replace such a dynamic man and is still hard to believe you are really wont be here any more.


Skip Smith, Coldwell Banker
September 10, 2014 9:30:29 AM 
The world is a better place because you were in it. You will be missed by many. Condolences and prayers for the families involved.


Tom & Kathy Richmond
September 10, 2014 9:22:26 AM 
We go back to our days when dreams were still ahead of us. Until we meet again.


Susie W.
September 10, 2014 9:16:38 AM 
Unique, funny, charming, smart, wonderful educator, inspirational, great cookie maker, dog lover, indescribable, truly one of a kind! You will always be remembered fondly, with a smile, and missed so very much.


Diane Haynes
September 10, 2014 9:15:56 AM 
When you attended one of Oliver's classes, you always walked out with something you needed to improve on. He make you strive to become a better Realtor. You just always thought Oliver would always be here. It was such a shock when you learned what had happened. And that shock is still with us. RIP Oliver


Eric Romero
September 10, 2014 9:11:27 AM 
Oliver, you changed my life for the better. I am a better broker because of you. You friendship will be missed dearly my friend. Try not to make too many waves in heaven.


Nancy Sims
September 10, 2014 8:53:11 AM 
You were my support system throughout my career at Land Title. Thank you for always being there!


Jim Cook - Steamboat
September 10, 2014 8:50:29 AM 
As a real estate broker for 46 years, attending continuing educations classes was about the last thing in the world that I wanted to do, but had no choice. I always made sure that Oliver's classes were on my schedule because he put the current regulations in proper perspective with grace and humor. He realized as well that sometimes we take ourselves way to seriously. God bless Big O.



Jeff Bernard
September 10, 2014 8:43:53 AM 
So many fond memories of Oliver will live on for years to come.



Julia Kay Seglund
September 10, 2014 8:38:52 AM 
Thank You for the many classes I attended, to hear your life experiences and humor. Thank you for keeping Realtors and their Boards out of "trouble". You looked out for us and I know you will always!


S. Robert August
September 10, 2014 8:29:36 AM 
As one of many whom Oliver shared his experience, wisdom and teachings I am saddened by and for his loss.
Oliver was a most giving and caring individual who always took the time to help his students.
His kindness, thoughtfulness, and knowledge will live on through all of us who were fortunate to know him and learn from him.
Thank you Oliver. You have and will continue to make a difference for all of our industry professionals!


Marc Harrison Coldwell Banker/Vail
September 10, 2014 8:16:53 AM 
When looking for classes to attend the first thing I would look for was Oliver's name. He was articulate, funny, and educational. The last time I was in Denver to attend his class he even invited me to stay at his home in Boulder. He will be truly missed.


Deb Hemmann
September 10, 2014 8:16:14 AM 
So loved and so missed. Thank you


Mary Cates, Property Handlers Real Estate, LLC
September 10, 2014 8:14:14 AM 
Boy, Oliver, nothing like hitting us with a hard punch. Classes will never be the same. You always had my head turning, especially regarding seller financing. May you rest in peace with all the other angels up in heaven. We will see you soon, I am sure.


William 'Bill' Burton - Morgantown, West Virginia
September 10, 2014 6:58:15 AM 
Oliver: you are a man for all seasons. An educator, scholar, lawyer, veteran, but most of all a true gentleman. Your humor and wit with be missed. Your ability to educate others can never be duplicated. When ever you were an educational presenter at NAR meetings I would make every effort to attend as I knew I would take away something that would help me better serve my customers and clients.


Angela Ingle
September 10, 2014 6:20:18 AM 
You will be sincerely missed for your wisdom & sense of humor in your teachings...I never met a person who didn't love to attend your classes;-)
Rest in Peace Forever...


Linda Hostetter
September 10, 2014 6:18:16 AM 
Oliver, you will be greatly missed. I really enjoyed getting together with you & Gary this year for planning of our 50th reunion next year. You have always been such a great friend to everyone in your life.

Rest in peace,


Michael Yeatermeyer
September 10, 2014 5:51:53 AM 
Dear Oliver, Only the good die young. You had such an impact on all those you met, taught, and played with. I used to marvel at your patience with all the new kids during break at one of your seminars, knowing you just wanted to slip away to the restroom. You're an amazing multi-tasker and probably accomplished more in one week than we did in a month. I can only assume you've already started several projects in Heaven. Your passing has inspired me to do more. You left us too soon.
Best, M.Y.


Elizabeth San Miguel
September 10, 2014 12:08:45 AM 
Thank you Oliver for making me a better Realtor and helping me to serve my clients better. Learning from you was always a pleasure and a benefit. I will miss your wisdom, wit and insight.


ilan brown - passport homes, Denver CO
September 9, 2014 11:43:19 PM 
Oliver I miss you -- you were one of those guys who lived his life doing what God put you on this earth to do. You shared your passion, your enthusiasm and and your wisdom with us. I will forever be grateful for having known you. You touched the lives of many and your legacy lives on in our hearts.


ilan brown
September 9, 2014 11:42:24 PM 
Oliver I miss you -- you were one of those guys who lived his life doing what God put you on this earth to do. You shared your passion, your enthusiasm and and your wisdom with us. I will forever be grateful for having known you. You touched the lives of many and your legacy lives on in our hearts.


Delores Cole
September 9, 2014 11:33:29 PM 
Dear Oliver, before August 31st, it was so comforting knowing you were just a phone call away. Now, it is comforting knowing that you left us "On Wings Of Eagles."


flora potter
September 9, 2014 11:16:13 PM 
Oliver thank you for all the ways you touched our lives. God blesses you...forever.


Jim McCaughan British Columbia Canada
September 9, 2014 11:12:39 PM 
Oliver was a great encourager for me when I began my career teaching agency in Western Canada. I always appreciated his ability to educate while entertaining at the same time. We were fortunate to have many opportunities to learn from a master.


Fern Bowman, RE/MAX of Boulder
September 9, 2014 11:04:24 PM 
Oliver, I am still in disbelief. I will always feel your energy in the classroom when I walked in. There will always be a smile in my heart when I think of you. From the first time I took one of your classes, I knew I had to take all the classes I could from you. You made learning exciting.

I have always thought you missed your calling; that you should have been on the stage. Come to think of it, you were on the stage, no one could ask for more. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Tori and her beautiful children.

Fly high, dear friend.


J. Patrick McDuff
September 9, 2014 10:36:05 PM 
We met in '73 or '74. I believe your father referred you to our bank. My associate, Max Wiley an I managed your relationship with the bank. We always enjoyed our business dealings with you which then produced lasting friendships. Your professional expertise and highest character coupled with your ambition and drive led you to great success. Your sphere of influence was national in scope; so thousands of people will miss you. So my friend may you rest in peace. And may you fly around in heaven and continue to enjoy your passion. With deepest praise and highest regard it was a genuine pleasure to know you. I hope we meet again. ~ Patrick


Michael J. Clarkson
September 9, 2014 10:01:26 PM 
I suppose Oliver would be the first person to find the irony in the fact that so many people were sad to see a lawyer pass. I can almost hear his self-deprecating humor (poking fun at attorneys) making that very remark in a class as I write this, stroking that huge mustache of his and giving that knowing nod and timely pause for effect.

But, that was Oliver. He found joy, humor and life in every experience and every moment. His gift is that he not only illuminated that along his own life path, but for all those he met. Whether it was 5 minutes or - as some here have been honored to know him - 50 years, we have all been blessed with his kind heart, gentle tutelage and gift of laughter.

Oliver, I am still in shock. While I am sad to see you pass, I also thank God he graced me with the gift of knowing you and calling you a mentor and a friend.


Jack and Janet Faubion - Brokers Guild Cherry Creek, Ltd.
September 9, 2014 9:49:21 PM 
On behalf of the Brokers Guild family of agents
Oliver's untimely passing is truly a loss to the real estate community. Oliver was a gentleman and a friend to all who knew him. His contributions were immense and his knowledge unsurpassed. We mourn with the law firm and the real estate community the loss of a wonderful man. Our condolences to his family.


Dana Abrahamson
September 9, 2014 9:45:16 PM 
Oliver truly understood what it means to be a Realtor. I had such trust and confidence in him. I wish he was still there for us. He is missed, and real estate professionals in Colorado have suffered a great loss.


September 9, 2014 9:43:13 PM 
Oliver, I value your friendship, more than anything a great human being, mentor and a great teacher; I remember in his "classes" nobody, wrote or took notes, all eyes and ears with Oliver


Mark Whiting
September 9, 2014 9:41:06 PM 
Oliver and I joined in the fun of real estate about the same time, some 40 years ago! We didn't know each other until he opened the law firm and became the attorney for RE/MAX Corporate. His unique, passionate and dynamic approach in interpreting real estate law and agency has positively touched everyone who knew him or ever took a class from him! I feel privileged to have known him for so long and learned so much from him! We will miss his passion for our continuing success - we will miss Oli - the man! A good soul!


Barb Cline
September 9, 2014 9:32:36 PM 
As so many before me have said, Oliver was truly an icon in the real estate industry. He definitely left a mark on all those he came into contact with. What a positive influence he had on me and so many others as well!

To his family, you have my sincere sympathy. May you smile as you think of happier times with him. You are in my heart and thoughts as you navigate this difficult time.


Kirsten Morey Aspen Board of Realtors
September 9, 2014 9:10:55 PM 
Oliver, it has been an honor and a pleasure to have attended your real estate classes. I looked forward to them and I always left feeling like I was vibrating. Your presence filled the room with energy, knowledge and humor. Thank you.


Greg Stratman
September 9, 2014 9:09:50 PM 
The most entertaining teacher I have ever experienced. I always looked forward to Oliver's classes and always took away new and valuable knowledge. The Real Estate community has lost a legend. I will miss him. May God be with him and his family.


Ed Peterson
September 9, 2014 9:00:02 PM 
Great memories... Thank You!


Jan Mueller
September 9, 2014 8:07:43 PM 
For 30 years I have quoted him time after time. I am a better Realtor because of him. Most of us are. We will miss him greatly for his humor and his candor and his ability to make it all so fun and exciting.


Kat Pearson
September 9, 2014 7:26:41 PM 
I extend my deepest sympathy and prayers to Oliver's & Tori's families, friends, and colleagues.

I have had the privilege of attending Oliver's Real Estate classes over the past 6 years. I have been deeply saddened by his tragic death.

The last time I saw Oliver was two months ago. I took a 2-day class from him. Although I always thanked him, this time I felt compelled, to convey my compliments, gratitude, and appreciation for him sharing his knowledge and experience with us.

I also shared with him that I was in the process of retiring and working on my "bucket list". I asked him when he might be working on his "bucket list". His eyes lit up, and he shared about his love of flying and his beautiful airplane. He said that was part of his "bucket list".

Oliver, I will remember you for your compassion, kindness, intelligence, humor, and passion for life. You made me a better Realtor, and I held my head higher when I left your classes. You will be greatly missed.


Kristine Holvick, Realtor
September 9, 2014 7:00:53 PM 
...thank you for each and every moment of perfected knowledge that you graciously shared with those around you. Your incredible brilliance, your dynamic humor, your caring nature, your awesome mustache...will never be forgotten.


Beth Hall - Colorado 1st Choice RE
September 9, 2014 6:49:36 PM 
My thoughts and prayers go out to Oliver's family, close friends, and colleagues in their loss.
It is always such a shock when someone leaves so quickly - no preparation and such sadness. I will always be grateful for the amazing teaching and wit Oliver showed during his classes, he truly was gifted. He always was there, whenever I had a question. He was so respected in the Real Estate Community and will be greatly missed. Heaven isn't ready for this powerhouse.God bless all the family and friends of Tori and her sons as well. Peace be to all.


Carolyn Meehan
September 9, 2014 6:44:30 PM 
Thanks Oliver, for making all those continuing education classes alive and interesting, especially when you would make fun of my NZ accent. You always made me laugh. RIP


Jenelle Bezdek - Supreme Realty Group
September 9, 2014 6:35:55 PM 
I think we all want to find the right words to say but the reality is is that we are all speechless. When I heard his name on the news I was floored, then cried, then sat there stunned. Everyone knows if he had to chose how to leave this world it would have been in a plane. The world has truly lost an amazing man. I thank him for all the years of advice, and some of the most entertaining classes ever. Your a wonderful man and you are already truly missed.
God Bless you Oliver


Pat McCully
September 9, 2014 6:32:59 PM 
Extending my deepest sympathy to all of the family and colleagues.

You made us laugh.
You made us think.
You made us better Brokers.
You made learning fun.
You lead by example.
Thank you Oliver, may you RIP.


Casey A. Kemp
September 9, 2014 6:20:50 PM 
My prayers go with your family and friends.Your legal expertise coupled with the knowledge of practical and altruistic application will be greatly missed.You were always able to remind us that we need to be able to laugh at ourselves.


Tom Brann, La Junta, CO
September 9, 2014 6:10:58 PM 
I am saddened at the news of Oliver's passing and that of the three others he loved as well. They will all be missed. May the memories of them always have love, joy and peace assocoiated with it.


Sue DeBenedictis
September 9, 2014 5:36:00 PM 
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Oliver's family in their loss.
Such a tradegy and so sudden. We will always be grateful for the kindness Oliver showed everyone he met, and how he put his heart into teaching his classes. He was so respected in the Real Estate Community and will be greatly missed. May God bless each of those family and friends who are going through the loss of Tori and her sons as well. RIP


Tish Jeffers - ReMax Professionals
September 9, 2014 5:35:44 PM 
Oliver..you told me in 1987 that I should stop being a Deputy Public Trustee in Boulder County...and move down by that new place called Highlands Ranch and sell houses. The reason was, I was always trying to figure out how to SAVE people's houses, not foreclose on them! I took your advice, and never looked back. R.I.P.


Glenna Clark-Olmsted, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
September 9, 2014 5:30:38 PM 
Having met Oliver so many years ago through the State Association when I was President of the Steamboat board (in the early '80's), has been one of the more fortunate meetings of my career. Oliver had our backs as realtors when it came to keeping us out of trouble always with professionalism and with a sense of humor. I'm still in shock over his loss, but don't you know that wherever he is now is filled with fun and laughter by his presence? Be in peace, Oli! We miss you already.


Catherine Lykken; Steamboat Springs
September 9, 2014 5:29:29 PM 
I am REALLY going to miss Oliver and his classes.I had written a note to myself a couple of weeks ago...".. Ask Oliver"!

Heartfelt sympathy to his family.


Dawn Atchison - Coldwell Banker Parker
September 9, 2014 5:27:55 PM 
During a very stressful personal real estate decision, my husband and I had the opportunity to sit with Oliver to discuss strategy. We were both filled with stress & fear about the situation. Oliver, with his special ways, eased the tension. After a while we were talking wine and our hearts lighter. He was that way, a shining star!!


Faun G Hauptman
September 9, 2014 5:24:45 PM 
He made us think, he made us laugh, and he made us better brokers. Oliver marched to the beat of his own drum, yet we always knew where his heart was. He never forgot, and never let us forget, why we do what we do. His standard for himself and for us, was to help people more, by doing what we do just that much better. To go the extra mile, to take a little extra time to think and consult before we act, to really understand what it means to be an Agent and in so doing, to have the most positive impact on people's lives that we are capable of having. He led by example and showed us how to overcome obstacles by simply thinking about and looking at things in a new way. In this way, he touched thousands of lives through his own. His sense of humor, big heart and wickedly sharp intellect made Oliver a highly unique and special human being who will be greatly missed. Rest in peace to our friend, our advocate, our mentor.


Tony Garr
September 9, 2014 5:09:01 PM 
I met Oliver in the early 80s. At that time I was a salesman for Beech Craft Airplanes. He was one of my first customers and really helped me sharpen my sales skills. We both had a love for flying and stayed friends after the sale. In 1984 I became a Realtor and was again blessed with the wisdom,clarity and teachings of Oliver in the Real-estate community. I still am in disbelief but will always remember him as full of energy and always willing to help.We in the Real-estate community will forever be in his debt.


Marjorie Genova, RE/MAX 4000 Grand Junction, CO
September 9, 2014 5:06:32 PM 
Be at peace, Oliver. We will honor you by doing the right thing in the best way we can as we continue to practice Real Estate in the way that you have taught us. We will miss you!


Connie Conner
September 9, 2014 5:05:29 PM 
Thank you Oliver for the laughs, great teaching and opportunity to learn and grow.
I feel sad thinking back to the last class I took with him, was the last class.
Extending my deepest sympathy to all the family members. He will be missed.


September 9, 2014 5:01:36 PM 
Oliver was the coolest of the cool....he did more for our industry than anyone will ever know....incredible in spirit and focus and always would help anyone or give advise no matter who they were....amazingly talented but so grounded and basic...brilliant....he always made fun of my hair as I did with his "stash" for 30 + years....he always won....we all will miss you Oliver...you left us way to soon but no one will ever forget you and your style....


Janet Miller, Metro Brokers AmeriRealty
September 9, 2014 4:57:05 PM 
My deepest sympathies to Oliver's family in the great loss of Oliver, The Great.

Oliver was a phenomenal educator. He knew exactly how to trick you in class and that is the way we really learn. Make a mistake, have it corrected and you will remember that lesson forever. The Real Estate community has suffered a great loss.

We must take heart in the knowledge that Oliver is indeed flying high now and most likely educating others in eternity.


Kimberly Etter-Steury - Coldwell Banker Preferred Realty 98-08
September 9, 2014 4:52:22 PM 
Oliver had such a knowledge of real estate and he was a fierce advocate for the Realtor; combine that with his fantastic wit and story telling and you had a fantastic teacher. So great to learn from him and have fun while doing it. I always joked with him that he was a rock star in my book and I would follow him anywhere. Classes just won't be as fun anymore, especially the Broker Update Course. Happy trails, Oliver, thanks for all that you did for the communities that you served.


Bill Stirling, Aspen Board of Realtors
September 9, 2014 4:47:05 PM 
I was so fortunate to make his acquaintance in the late 70's and early 80's by attending his courses in which he never failed to utter some totally pity observation, and his sense of humor elevated every course from becoming a dreary, repetitious experience. He guided our State Association into innovative areas, making Colorado a leader in contracts, broker agencies, etc. When I was Mt. Dist VP, he traveled with me to speak directly to the various boards, and always made an indelible impression. He was a powerhouse. We were all so lucky to know him!!!!


September 9, 2014 4:45:34 PM 
Colorado's real estate community has lost a great man. Many of us were saddened by his sudden departure from this life. May he rest in peace and his legacy continue to live on and change lives.


Terry Naber, RE/MAX Properties, Inc.
September 9, 2014 4:45:07 PM 
Over my 25 years as a real estate practitioner in Colorado, no other instructor could hold a candle to Oliver. He had the rare combination of wit, humor, wisdom, irreverence and "real-life practicality" that kept all his students on the edge of their seats. I tried to take as many of his classes as I could over the years and appreciate the honor I had in being taught by him. He will be missed by thousands. My heart goes out to his family and close friends who feel the loss even more.


Jolie Springer
September 9, 2014 4:44:19 PM 
Extending my deepest sympathy to all the family members associated with this tragedy and to all members of Oliver's firm. His teaching - superb, his humor- just damn hysterical, his brilliance - so evident, his heart - so apparent, his style - unparalleled. He was a gift to the vast community of real estate. Clearly, a gentleman who enriched the professional and the personal lives of many. I have much gratitude for his wisdom and his generosity.


Spencer Helwig, RE/MAX Professionals
September 9, 2014 4:41:34 PM 
Only the good die young and Oliver was definitely good. A great teacher and wonderful humanitarian. He left a huge void in the Real Estate community. His shoes will never be filled by anyone else. I will miss the mustache, suspenders and Oliver's ever glowing personality. RIP.


Jeanene Diana
September 9, 2014 4:40:22 PM 
For most of us in the real estate industry, we constantly were learning from Oliver. And I suspect most of us are not done learning. We will miss your brilliance. It will be a long time before being a realtor feels right again!


Suzy Pendergraft
September 9, 2014 4:39:05 PM 
Oliver, you were so kind, funny, brilliant, an amazing teacher and such a strong advocate for the Real Estate community. You will be sorely missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing you. Thank you and may you rest in peace.


Charlie Dresen in Steamboat Springs, Colorado
September 9, 2014 4:36:01 PM 
Oliver has been nothing short of an immense inspiration for our real estate industry. A guiding light, brighter than the sun, that provided a beacon to follow in our careers. His spirit, knowledge and heart will greatly be missed.


Evlyn Berge, Owner/ Broker Axis West Realty,Inc
September 9, 2014 4:34:57 PM 
Living in Steamboat Springs, I was surprized at how disheartened I was over Oliver's death. The realization & grief was strong because of the loss of such a brilliant, comedic, inspiring person w/his various roles. I honor the magnitude of his void in my life and career. R.I.P. & thank you for all your service & inspiration!


Pete Doty
September 9, 2014 4:34:47 PM 
So many have said wonderful things ahead of me, what could I add? Oliver will be missed, and I will certainly miss his style of speaking and his voice. So glad to have videos of him. I am praying for all of those who also suffered this loss that their hearts will be filled with a lightness when remembering Oliver.


Christopher Lewis
September 9, 2014 4:34:25 PM 
If Oliver was teaching the class, whatever the subject, I was in attendance! Absolutely brilliant in all aspects of real estate law and contracts. His numerous stories taught us by example.


Joe Prunty,
September 9, 2014 4:31:24 PM 
Oliver was a wonderful speaker and gentleman. The last time we spoke I asked him to get his Wyoming license so that he could be active on our Forms Committee. He declined, and I don't blame him at all. We talked airplanes and told a few pilot jokes. He truly loved flying. This happening is a loss to the entire country, and we have as an industry are worse off because of it.


Eleanor Yeager
September 9, 2014 4:26:52 PM 
Very few possess the playful sparkle that was present in Oliver's eyes. Living life to the fullest and just too smart for his britches. A fine example of how to grab the gusto in life up to the very last moment. I will never enjoy a real estate class like I did when I attended Oliver's classes.....ever!


Gary Michael Marchese - RE/MAX SE
September 9, 2014 4:23:58 PM 
I first met Oliver in the late 1970's when I first got into real estate. He handed me my GRI certificate in the early 1990's, I remember when the real estate market fell in 2008, he told our class "REALTORS will bring the market back". He was always an advocate for us, he believed in us and understood us and always was there to help and educate us. He also fought battles for us. He was one of a kind.

He deserves a monument and a permanent memorial statue somewhere appropriate and I think we all owe it to him to make that happen. Contact me with your thoughts.

May God Bless You Oliver - We Miss You Dearly, you will always be our friend.


Doug Kroft
September 9, 2014 4:20:38 PM 
You were an inspiration to me and my favorite teacher. Thanks for advancing the real estate profession in Colorado and across the nation. We are very thankful for your wit, humor, brilliant mind being an advocate for real estate brokers. We will miss you!


Michelle Barber-Saxton: Madlom Real Estate
September 9, 2014 4:18:19 PM 
Oliver, I was saddened when I heard of your passing today. Then I said a quick prayer that your life left a legacy- which is all any of us can ask for... Then I saw the hundreds of entries in this memory book, and it brought tears to my eyes.

You will be missed by so many! Thank you for leaving such a legacy to follow! I will miss you.


Bob and Patty Dorf
September 9, 2014 4:12:44 PM 
Oliver was a great mentor, teacher,and adviser, but a better friend. We'll miss him.


Randy Palizzi
September 9, 2014 4:11:34 PM 
I, like everyone was stunned and deeply saddened. No one will be able to fill his shoes.

There is not another individual in the State of Colorado who has had more influence on the real estate industry that Oliver.

I enjoyed every class I took with Oliver and loved to hang around afterwards and ask him a myriad of questions and exchange point of view.

There really are no words for such a loss.

I began missing him upon hearing the tragic news.

Ciao my friend. Now you can rest.


Marni Kelce
September 9, 2014 4:11:09 PM 
I along with so many others, were so saddened to hear of your passing, Oliver. Not to mention that of Tori and her young boys. You were such a wonderful person, friend, mentor, teacher and friend. You changed the lives for so many and knowing you made each of us better and touched us in some way. You will not be forgotten. Your words will resonate in my head and you will ALWAYS make me laugh!


Tina Harbin
September 9, 2014 4:10:57 PM 
We lost a true icon....a pioneer and true advocate for Realtors, not only in Colorado, but nationwide. Oliver was truly "larger than life". All the words in the world can not capture the spirit that was Oliver's only. He touched my life and made me aspire to be the best...and with his vast knowledge that he so willingly shared, I have achieved many, many goals. Thank you Oliver Frascona. I will miss you greatly.


Doug Leibinger
September 9, 2014 4:10:47 PM 
To Oliver's family -
Please know what a great, kind and benevolent man Oliver was. He was always "present" in conversations - a trait not easily accomplished but always appreciated.


Bill Greer
September 9, 2014 4:08:22 PM 
Oliver was a "one only" type of person. He was a legend in real estate and we enjoyed his discussions of his background, including when and why he got into real estate. He was a masterful speaker, educator and entertainer! He was superb at "working the room" when he was present. He always drew a crowd! We will miss Oliver for years and years! It was a pleasure to know Oliver...and to be known by him, too.


Randy Virostek
September 9, 2014 4:03:33 PM 
Oliver, you were a formidable leader in bringing change to our industry. Your lessons were the foundation of knowledge for many, as well as myself. I will always remember how entertaining yet guiding your words were. God Bless You and Rest in Peace.


Bobbi Grieco. RE/MAX Professionals. Littleton Colorado
September 9, 2014 4:03:18 PM 
So very sad. So thankful that I had the opportunity to learn from him through many years as a Realtor.

Thanks Oliver. You are missed.


Terri Smith
September 9, 2014 3:55:28 PM 
As much as we all hate continuing education I always looked forward to one of Oliver's classes. His knowledge and humor made it well worth the time spent. He always had a way of making one feel special and I will miss him very much. We lost a real treasure!


Tom & Marci Valicenti
September 9, 2014 3:50:19 PM 
Still stunned and saddened by the loss of Oliver, Tori and her sons. Oliver will be big shoes to fill. I will always remember him warning real estate brokers that we are red sports cars. Or how many times did he say in class, "Don't Do It!"?
We can only hope he hears his students now, as we say "Thank you Oliver and Tori- for your time with us and what you taught us- hope you will continue to watch over us!" God Bless you all.


Laura Kaan
September 9, 2014 3:49:31 PM 
I attended every class I could that Oliver held. He made the dullest of topics entertaining and I called him the Rock Star of Real Estate. I never had to use his services but there was something reassuring/comforting knowing that if ever there was an issue, I could count on Oliver to make it right. A true loss but I am so grateful for all he has done for me and us as an Industry.


Paul Moore, Schenectady, New York
September 9, 2014 3:47:26 PM 
"When I first met Oliver it was during rush week at the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity house on Broadway in Boulder. He seemed bigger than life to me then, and remained so throughout his life. We called him the "Big O" for a reason. What brashness and self-confidence. He wasn't intimidated by the upper classmen at the fraternity, and I expect the same was true with his classes and the Navy ROTC program he was in.

Even within these groups of high achievers he stood out. He took command and led from the front. He was a jiffy-pop of ideas and a whirlwind of energy. He played the angles and always had great situational awareness and anticipation of events.

We are all deeply saddened by his tragic loss and the loss of those with him. Where ever his soul has gone to, he'll be wheeling and dealing and putting a band together. He was one of a kind!"


Dean Weissman / The Platinum Group, Realtors
September 9, 2014 3:46:46 PM 
Oliver was a pioneer in many ways, always on the cutting edge of his industry for ALL Colorado Realtors... His enthusiasm and sense of humor will be hard to ever replace! I got to know him well over the last 10 years and he is truly a professional's professional! The best of the best! You will be missed tremendously!!!! Thanks for all you did for all of us... May you rest in peace Oliver.


Jack Gindi
September 9, 2014 3:46:08 PM 
Upon hearing about this tragic loss, my heart sank to depths of losing a family member even though we were no more than student and teacher. So why I ask myself...because he was a man that shared who he was so freely in his seminars and probably in life - We got to meet Oliver.

Best lesson he taught.

He will be missed by many.


Henry "Hank" Clark - CEC REALTY
September 9, 2014 3:43:19 PM 
Thanks for the memories!
Thanks for your wit and insights
Thanks for your humor
Thanks for your dedication to making
the Real Estate profession more Professional
The Real Estate community is better for
the many contributions you made
Thank You Oliver; May you R I P


Louis Gassner
September 9, 2014 3:41:49 PM 
Oliver will be greatly missed. He was definately a great humanitarian and friend to the Real Estate Industry. Rest in Peace and God bless your family.


Teresa Pollock Hackbarth
September 9, 2014 3:41:37 PM 
Oliver made me laugh hard and was compassionate. I will remember him always!


Marty Quigley
September 9, 2014 3:41:20 PM 
Oliver and I were together K-12, in Boulder. He was the President of our Fairview Class of '65. We lost touch, except for reunions, over many years. In 2000, I joined the real estate industry. Oliver has been my favorite instructor, and the go to guy when I needed assistance. Oliver was one of a kind and the tragedy will leave a hole in the hearts of all who knew him.I don't know how Oliver will cope, being above us and not able to assist. God Bless Oliver and his family.


Leigh Rychel
September 9, 2014 3:40:54 PM 
I first met Oliver 30 years ago while taking classes for my GRI, and lucky for me, continued taking his classes every year. Never did I think I'd enjoy an 8 hour class as much as I did. I actually looked forward to each of them...all because of one special, brilliant, funny and kind teacher.
He was exceptional and I shall miss him.


Charles Coffey
September 9, 2014 3:40:13 PM 
What a privilege to have known Oscar. Just wish I had known him better. Boulder won't be the same without him.


David and Connie De Elena
September 9, 2014 3:39:28 PM 
Oliver was a great person who will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace and fly now for all time.


Nancy Griffin
September 9, 2014 3:39:18 PM 
You will always be one of a kind in our hearts and in our minds.
Thank you for touching our lives with your special ways.


Susan Vineyard, KW Clients' Choice Realty
September 9, 2014 3:36:43 PM 
Oliver was an energetic, kind and brilliant man who couldn't help but light up a room. I'm saddened that I won't get to be in a room with him again. I'm particularly sad about the young family that lost their lives. My heart goes out to all who are touched by this terrible loss.


Jack O'Connor
September 9, 2014 3:35:45 PM 
St. Peter will have a hell of a time keeping Oliver out of heaven, not that he would need to have a reason, as I am sure he will be embraced by God, like we all have these years around the real estate world. A good friend, colleague, and all around enthusiast will be missed and we will live his vision of treating others with the utmost respect and caring that Oliver lived every day. Thanks for the gifts you have embedded in our lives.


Susan Laurienti
September 9, 2014 3:33:35 PM 
I learned from Oliver not just about Real Estate but also about having compassion for others no matter how successful you become!You will be missed.


Pam Bakios
September 9, 2014 3:33:25 PM 
It is such a tragedy to lose someone so young and who had so much more to do in the legal field, as well as his personal life.


Steve Smith
September 9, 2014 3:32:05 PM 
Oliver, you were such a special person. You did not know me. I admired you from afar. I am deeply saddened.
You were such a shining star. I will miss you.
You left us way too soon.


Debbie Steele
September 9, 2014 3:30:24 PM 
A man of great wisdom and great passion. What a privilege to have walked in his path on my journey. You will be missed Oliver!


Jerry & Jan Selinfreund
September 9, 2014 3:30:10 PM 
We have enjoyed our long association with you both professionaly and personally. You will be greatly missed.


Rebecca Ferguson
September 9, 2014 3:29:41 PM 
Gawd, I just loved Oliver, such a crying shame. Colorado has suffered an enormous loss of a great friend, mentor and advocate no matter what profession you're in. You'll truly be missed Oliver...no more "Moke" stories for Steamboat but everything you said, taught or advised will be greatly remembered especially for me. God Bless YOU


Wuanita LaRusso
September 9, 2014 3:28:00 PM 
I'm still in shock from this tragic event. He was by far the best real estate teacher I have ever had. I'm sorry I didn't take all of his classes to learn all he had to offer. He's greatly miss! My condolences.


Burney W. Brandel
September 9, 2014 1:50:43 PM 
Such a tragic loss. A great teacher and friend. The Real Estate community in Colorado has lost a huge presence in our field.


Judy Music
September 9, 2014 10:50:55 AM 
Such a tragic loss of a good man. He was one of the only instructors that could hold my attention for a full 8 hours of continuing education. He was brilliant and thoughtful. He never hesitatated to lend his knowledge and assistance to our industry. The year I was the Colorado State WCR president is the year I got to know him as more than just an instructor. He was an avid supporter of WCR and allowed us to sell his Paper Trail Books -- back when the trail really was paper (lol) at the state convention giving us 25% of the sales for the starving Colorado WCR coffers. Thanks Oliver for all you did for me and for all of us.


Janine Jacinto Hill
September 9, 2014 10:17:19 AM 
Both friend and teacher since the late 70's, Oliver's "larger than life" personality, competence, wit, and humor will be sorely missed. From the old days of dancing together at the Broadmoor to his being our attorney at our Aspen office from 1984 through 2002, it was always a pleasure to learn from him and share his company and hear about his family. I am heartsick for his loss and the loss of his companion and her children.


Anita Hartmann
September 9, 2014 10:12:54 AM 
Such a heartbreaking loss. Oliver, we all love you and will miss you always. Wishing peace of mind and heart to your family and friends.
Colorado real estate will never be the same without you. You will never be forgotten.
Thank you for everything! Rest in peace and with laughter!


Verna Dugan - PPAR
September 9, 2014 10:10:33 AM 
Oliver will be missed so very much both on the professional and personal side. I treasured his friendship.


Jeffrey Jay Evans
September 9, 2014 9:37:40 AM 
I last saw Oliver in person one week before his tragic death. We arranged to meet outside the City and County Building in Denver near Civic Center Park. We talked about taking a trip to my remote mountain cabin near Guffey, CO.
He was a fine man and he will be missed.


Marilyn Haas EZ Colorado Real Estate Corporation
September 9, 2014 7:58:49 AM 
I never left one of Oliver's Real Estate classes without my mind spinning. He made me a better Real Estate Broker by making me think about the consequences of everything I did. He had a humorous way of teaching but you knew he was very serious. I emailed him on many occasions with questions about a transaction, He always got right back to me with a concise answer. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed.


C. Gavin Oppermann, Esq
September 9, 2014 7:54:44 AM 
In 2001 I was privileged to take a course from Mr. Frascona in the then prevailing laws governing Real Estate transactions. It was his verve, his zeal, his excitement and passion for the law and Real Estate that, along with my own passion for Real Estate, inspired me to pursue a legal carrier.

I am fortunate to have received such a foundation from Mr. Frascona, which has propelled my career in ways I cannot measure.

The Legal Profession, Real Estate Profession, and the world as a whole have lost a great mentor, friend, and leader.

May the memories of his grandeur bring calm to his family in these hard times.

Much love to Oliver, Tori, Mason, Austin & Hunter, God is blessed to have you by his side.


Linda Work
September 9, 2014 12:31:51 AM 
As I read all the memorials here I can only agree with each and every one of them. Oliver touched us all with his ability to convey the truth and make it interesting, understanding and memorable. He was indeed larger than life, probably because he loved it so much and seemed to live with such passion. He loved being a rebel. And a darn good one he was. He could be who he was,the good, the bad and the ugly, in truth and in integrity, and still be loved. His passing is hard to comprehend. He's everywhere, in the contracts, in my notes, on my cell phone, in my calender. While I'm glad he died doing something he loved, it'll be a long time before I recover. Bye Oliver.


Bill & Carolyn Hallett
September 8, 2014 10:00:52 PM 
Oliver, your New Mexico friends grieve your untimely passing. We miss your friendship, laughter, great times, & brilliant smile. Our prayers go out to the entire Frascona family, including his business family. Until we meet again in heaven, rest in peace.


Janet Scott
September 8, 2014 8:40:33 PM 
We have all lost a hero. Took a class last week, we all sat in silence for a moment in his honor, it will never be the same. Oliver helped me in a sticky matter and it was of tremendous help to me. He was a great guy and we will all miss him. Still can't believe he is gone..


Lois Engebretson
September 8, 2014 8:05:51 PM 
Dear Oliver,
Under your guidance Real Estate became a career combining continual education & excellence with one's conscience. I feel truly blessed to have had the privilege to have had such a rare teacher. Thank you! May you forever RIP - Lois Engebretson


David Knox
September 8, 2014 7:04:21 PM 
Oliver has been a friend for many years. He graciously agreed to appear in three of our training videos and consult on a few others. Our members enjoy his presentations and learn valuable information.

I am so saddened by his death and will miss being able to reach out to him. He was a good friend, an incredible presenter and a wonderful human being. His passing leaves a void in the industry, his family and his circle of friends.

My thoughts and prayers are also with the family of Tori, Mason, Austin and Hunter.


Terri Johnson
September 8, 2014 6:02:01 PM 
It is very difficult to even imagine that Oliver is no longer with us. He has been an institution in our industry, an innovator and a respected teacher. An original unique human, he will be terribly missed. My deepest sympathy to the loved ones of all who were lost in this tragic accident.


Sheila Weaver
September 8, 2014 5:15:52 PM 
After all these years of change in our business this is one change that will be hard to adjust to. You leave a very big hole in our world and you will be missed.


Bill Mathisen
September 8, 2014 5:08:03 PM 
Our real estate community has lost one of our greatest assets. Oliver will be missed and his great advice and teachings he gave us will live on thru us.


Alanna and Neil Kimmel
September 8, 2014 4:21:24 PM 
So much has been said, so many tears shed. The loss will be with us all as we remember Oliver and his enormous contributions to Colorado real estate. To his family and close friends, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hold memories dear.


John Ralph
September 8, 2014 4:09:27 PM 
Oliver will be surely missed by all those who have known him over the years. We all have lost one of the finest Real Estate lawyers and a true friend of all Colorado Realtors. He was dedicated to making everyone of us better. Being able to call him a friend for over 25 years is truly a blessing for me. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.


Gina Voshel
September 8, 2014 3:40:24 PM 
Oliver was a gem! Everyone loved him! I am sorry our time was cut short!!!! Huge loss for us!


Georgia DeVorss
September 8, 2014 3:35:22 PM 
Wow, I am so saddened by the loss of such an Amazing individual, that I am without words. Oliver took the time to have a conversation with individuals after class. Always say, " Kid if you need any more help , give me a call." My thoughts and prayers are with both families, his colleagues and close friends. We should all strive to be better individuals in memory of Oliver. I know the angels welcomed you home.


Mary Frances Hanna
September 8, 2014 3:25:55 PM 
Oliver was the best lawyer and teacher I have ever had in my 43 years of Real Estate Profession. He made classes so easy to understand and was able to stay alert on some of the most boring classes. I definitely learned a lot from him and was to be able to stay out of courts with my long Real Estate Career.
He will definately be missed by all.


Carol Morrow, Realtor Grand Junction
September 8, 2014 3:03:45 PM 
Devastating loss! I learned so much from him and had such respect for his brilliance, engaging personality and without a doubt, there could only be one Oliver. Never met anyone quite like him.
His passing has truly left a void and such sadness.
Heartfelt prayers go out to both families.


Julie Houston, The Wells Group in Durango, CO
September 8, 2014 1:57:07 PM 
Oliver was the best teacher I have ever had. You can tell how much he and the others lost were loved by the many times this site has been viewed. I can't say it any better. You will be missed beyond belief. The Real Estate community has lost the best it ever had. With deep regret and sadness we say good-bye!


Patti Moye, Kentwood Real Estate
September 8, 2014 1:42:24 PM 
Oliver and I have been friends for 42 years. I will never adjust to his passing.


Gigi Keracik PhD
September 8, 2014 12:58:23 PM 
There can be no more learned, talented, and personable individual than Oliver. His brilliance in the field of law, his musical excellence on the keyboards, his immense love of and joy of flying, and his propensity to make all who came in contact with him feel recognized was unsurpassed. The world will long suffer the loss of Oliver, Tori, Mason, Austin and Hunter. There is comfort though in knowing that Oliver left this world in the company of cherished loved ones. May he, Tori, Mason, Austin and Hunter rest in peace. My condolences to the Frascona, Rains, and Wedan families members and to all of their friends.


Lori Vialpando
September 8, 2014 12:45:25 PM 
Oliver's words of wisdom from the many classes I have been to will forever change the way I run the business I love. He was a great mentor and advocate to those in the real estate community. Oliver will be sorely missed. Its hard to even think about attending another class that Oliver won't be teaching. Thoughts and prayers to the families of everyone involved in this tragic loss.


Charlie Oliver
September 8, 2014 12:25:54 PM 
Oliver was a fabulous teacher, mentor and advisor. His free-flowing humor, timely caveats, rock-solid ethics and brilliant legal mind were hallmarks of professionalism. His teaching methods, classroom anecdotes and publications have guided me for over thirty years of real estate practice.
Tragic loss, mourned by all, gone but not forgotten.


Steve Cramer, EXIT One Realty
September 8, 2014 12:05:34 PM 
Friend, Adviser, and purveyor of good times and great memories. From flying to meetings in the 70's to dinner on the patio, a one of a kind that will be missed greatly by those that knew him, and those that did not know him but will benefit from his work for years to come. God Bless My Friend.


Victor T. Schultheiss
September 8, 2014 10:55:16 AM 
Oliver's expertise and humor will always be with us and his firm position on issues impressive as we always knew where he stood on issues and was willing to support them.


Lake Bishop
September 8, 2014 10:31:57 AM 
Oliver's classes were some of the best I have ever attended. Fun and entertaining classes while still making them educational. I am not looking forward to my next update class. Oliver will be missed.


Randy Reynolds
September 8, 2014 9:52:57 AM 
A true friend that will leave a void in the real estate community and my life. A wealth of knowledge and an all around funny guy who enjoyed life. I will dwell on the fun times we had and good memories.
Good by my friend.


Cherie Williams
September 8, 2014 9:39:33 AM 
Oliver was memorable from the moment you heard him, not only his voice and style, but the message he brought. I always considered him a friend, not only to me, but to my Association. He will be missed.

Cherie Williams, CEO
Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors


Christine Voss
September 8, 2014 9:35:57 AM 
The firm must be so shaken that I send my deepest condolences and hopes for healing to every one of you. Oliver's mind was so brilliant and his manner so imparting and unique, that his loss is without comprehension. All the good that you have left behind in your wake Oliver, is dearly treasured. Rest in Peace.


Cheri Long
September 8, 2014 9:03:17 AM 
Where do you start when you've known someone 20 yrs? I always enjoyed the classes, the refreshing outlook, the sayings "Eosss not my job" and the shaky voice on "liquored up in the back seat..." How about how he would take his fingers and straighten his mustache and inhale loudly to emphasize his point. His intelligence and ability to get to the root of the problem was phenomenal. I will miss him this inaugural season, I will always be his "Lucy".


Barbara Morgan
September 8, 2014 9:00:28 AM 
Friend, Electric, Funny, Advocate, Humor, Mustache, Available, Impact, Knowledge, Passionate, Inspired, Leader, Warmth, Personality ...UNFORGETTABLE!!
Every writing on this page is full of superlatives that touches the heart of every Realtor that ever knew him. Even one class from Oliver made such a difference in the way we all do business. I can remember his stories from the first class I ever attended. As I read the warm words written here I have chills. The night I heard about his death, I gasped in disbelief and knew the 'real world of real estate' gasped with me. "Say it isn't so...but it was". The messages here are a drop in the bucket of what is truly in our hearts. We are in shock, disbelief and down right sad. You are 'deeply' missed and shall always be remembered as a friend and an advocate.
To the families of Tori and her children, Oliver's family and friends, you are in our prayers. Rest in Peace our dear friend.


Timothy Nelson
September 8, 2014 8:42:21 AM 
To me, he has was "Mr. Real Estate". You did so much for our industry. I always wanted to attend your classes. You made them fun and to the point. When there was a topic with another Realtor, often times it came up "What would Oliver say?" You set the bar for us to reach. You will truly be missed.


Steven J Barr
September 8, 2014 7:45:16 AM 
Oliver, you are missed beyond words.


Mary Ann Hinrichsen
September 8, 2014 7:32:00 AM 
It is clearly unfathomable that your journey here on earth ended so abruptly. Your knowledge, your wit, your larger than life personality and your extraordinary talents will be sorely missed. But don't we all wish we could leave a Legacy that has left such a positive impact on thousands...and a footprint on so many hearts and minds.


Mike Shults
September 7, 2014 10:03:19 PM 
Oliver made me a better teacher. I always thought "How would Oliver do it?" He was a friend, teacher and someone who always tried to make the real estate industry better. When a contract is written in Colorado Oliver's hand is in it. I met his son's once and it was easy to see that they would be good men. I wish them peace, knowing how great and giving their father was. My heart aches.


Kathy Leech, Grand Junction
September 7, 2014 9:29:02 PM 
Oliver, you are already so deeply missed! You were a formidable and respected man whose intelligence and charismatic personality touched so many. Every time you walked into a classroom you entertained us...

You were fun to banter with and you had such a gift for the dramatic which made you the wonderful teacher you were. Fly high Oliver, and may you, Tori and her beloved children rest in peace!


Deb Kirschbaum
September 7, 2014 6:59:35 PM 
I am grateful that I got to meet Oliver and go to several of his classes. Hi ability to educate and entertain is like no other! His legacy will live on!


Elaine Little
September 7, 2014 5:21:28 PM 
Shock and sadness at the passing of one of the most intelligent, funniest and helpful real estate mentors ever.

May you rest in peace Oliver , you were one of a kind! I sincerely hope you knew the positive influence you made on those who were privileged to be acquainted with you.

You will be missed


Desiree Moreno
September 7, 2014 4:20:28 PM 
I can only say that I will miss those calls, those funny jokes and the friendship that we shared for so many years. In 1987 we became great friends and it was all up HILL until now. Today I must say G"o"odbye MY FRIEND, until we meet again. MAY THE ANGELS WELCOME YOU HOME AND MAY God BLESS YOUR SOUL.
So many trips together, so much time that we spent laughing and chatting about nothing legal or business issues at hand; you always said, "That is what you enjoyed about our friendship, we are able to talk about ordinary things outside the loop". I was the lucky one, that is for sure.
I know you had a BIG heart, with many troubles within that never showed yet, I know you LOVED God and I am sure you are rewriting the "RULES and REGULATIONS" in HEAVEN. Mustache to Mustache and a quick chow for now until we all meet you in paradise to enjoy that funny smile once again. I am honored to have called you my Friend,Partner and Lawyer. Desiree Moreno


Royce Klemm
September 7, 2014 4:18:22 PM 
My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to his family members and his partners and staff at his office. Loved his real estate classes with all his professionalism - a masterful and great instructor. You will always be remembered as the superstar for all your good work in our industry.
Oliver, May you rest in peace. My love and sympathy forever and all you've done for me personally will always be appreciated. You made a big difference in my career. You will be missed.


Vicki Burns, Craig, Co
September 7, 2014 4:11:21 PM 
For the dear friend and mentor I will miss you. I, as many, are truly heart broken with the tragic loss of a "One of A Kind" person in Oliver. The many years of meetings and classes that where fought and taught fearlessly for Realtors. The knowledge base we have lost may never be replaced. The humorous stories, the updates on his children now grown and the great cookies for the bar-b-q days now gone, may all of our memories carry us through until we meet again. You are truly flying high and touching the sky my friend...


BJ Hopkins, BJ Hopkins Realty
September 7, 2014 3:49:32 PM 
Since the tragedy of last Sunday, I have not been able to stop thinking of Oliver - just like all of you writing here. I first met Oliver many years ago in a CE class. Oliver's wit, energy and intelligence set him apart from all others. There simply wasn't anyone like him. Oliver possessed a life force that most of us simply do not have.

Once, a Hispanic friend phoned in anguish; he had been given a balloon loan on two properties he owned. He wasn't aware of the nature of the loans and was about to lose both. I phoned Oliver, who immediately said "Bring the family to see me." We all sat in Oliver's office in Boulder. Oliver reviewed the papers, and made one phone call that resulted in both loans being refinanced by the lender. I am devastated for Oliver and all those lost with him. His kind and generous heart will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to cross paths with him. I haven't seen him in recent years but the sadness I feel is overwhelming. Thank you, Oliver and RIP.


Doug Thorburn
September 7, 2014 3:19:44 PM 
Oliver and I met on our first day of law school. When I taught Real Estate Law he would come in every semester to teach my students about the Colorado Real Estate Commission Standard Forms. In almost ten years as an adjunct professor I hated teaching about the forms. Oliver was the only person I've ever seen make them "fun".
I just talked to him a couple of weeks ago and I was going to look at his new house and go for a flight in his new plane.
Oliver Frascona "seized the day" every day. We only go round once folks. Enjoy every bite.


Betsy Messerschmidt
September 7, 2014 2:31:19 PM 
I worked for Oliver for about 8 years. I learned so much from him and the others at the law firm. He helped me get my brokers license. I will never forget what he personally did for me. He was a super intelligent, witty and kind man. Thank you, Oliver!


Paul and Paulette Wasserstein
September 7, 2014 2:03:06 PM 
You have left us too soon. Thanks for your wisdom, your friendship,and your scrumptious cookies!


Carlos Escobar
September 7, 2014 1:52:56 PM 
Oliver was a great teacher, mentor, and business man. Thank you for all you have done for our industry in both protecting consumers and agents. You left a huge impact in all our lives and you will be greatly missed!


Maggie Thomas
September 7, 2014 1:31:53 PM 
“It’s so hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember”. Oliver, you will be missed. Rest in peace.


Tim Cottrell Aspen Snowmass Sotheby's
September 7, 2014 12:07:36 PM 
Truly a great educator and communicator. Such knowledge and humor. Thank you for making learning fun. Sincere sympathy to all families and friends, you are very deeply missed.


Lallis A.C Jackson, MBA
September 7, 2014 12:05:06 PM 
Oliver was an amazing personality and has been instrumental in mine and many others' growth in the real estate industry. I have always taken my CE from Oliver and valued his expertise. I will miss him and all that he brought to the practice of real estate in Colorado.


Kathleen Nolan
September 7, 2014 11:21:51 AM 
Oliver will be missed but NEVER forgotten! I took a CU business law class from his dad in 1979. He had a reputation as being one of the toughest professors in business school, but also one you would learn a great deal from. Oliver certainly followed in his father's footsteps. He was a tough negotiator, an outstanding teacher, and an entertaining presenter. I will truly miss him. I send my deepest sympathy to this family and friends and to the family and friends of Tori and her sons.


Dick Clark
September 7, 2014 10:44:59 AM 
As a lawyer representing CAR, I had the opportunity of working with Oliver for many years. His goal was to maintain the professionalism of Realtors and advocate for them. The passion he displayed in achieving that goal was impressive. He will be missed!


Marc Wishner
September 7, 2014 9:49:38 AM 
Oliver was an inspiration to all he met and will be sorely missed...


John Danyliw, Danyliw & Associates
September 7, 2014 9:42:24 AM 
I have chaired a number of Ethics and Arbitration panels over the years where Oliver was on the other side of the table. To watch and listen to him work was truly artistic. There will never be another. Rest in pease.


Joe Bennell
September 7, 2014 9:14:13 AM 
When I first started in the business, I took as many Oliver Frascona classes as I could. His teaching style, presence, and candor was very energetic, informative and fun! It was obvious that he loved his work. I never had the opportunity to know him on a personal level, but considered him a trusted adviser for our practice. Oliver, you will be greatly missed!


Jim and Margariete Krumm
September 7, 2014 8:43:35 AM 
Oliver was a good friend and mentor, he will be greatly missed as both a friend and business associate.


Ray Sherman
September 7, 2014 8:22:33 AM 
Oliver and I first met when we were serving as chair and co chair of the Graduate Realtor Institute - a few years ago. Over the years we developed a friendship and Oliver was always there when I had a question about real estate. He was never too busy to help people and you always felt he was sincere in his desire to help. A great man that will be sorely missed.


Linda Clubine
September 7, 2014 8:03:08 AM 
His class was always inspiring, Oliver will
be greatly missed!


Rachel Scarlata
September 7, 2014 12:01:06 AM 
He will be missed. His real estate classes were informative and enjoyable.


Bob (and Judy) Watts
September 6, 2014 11:10:57 PM 
I first met Oliver when I was a college student driving a school bus and Oliver rode from Paragon Estates to Fairview High School. He was special even at that young age with a funny wit and a very inquisitive mind. At that same time I was in his father's Business Law class at C.U. In the 1980's my wife, Judy, started her own real estate company and she told me about this bright, young lawyer named Olive Frascona - it had to be the same person. This began a personal and professional friendship that continued after I retired from IBM and followed my wife into real estate. For 30+ years we benefitted from working with him on real estate transactions and education classes for licenses in Colorado and Hawaii. He has always been a true professional, a caring individual, and a solid attorney. He will certainly be missed.

Bob Watts, Colorado Pacific Realty, LLC


Rick Yerman
September 6, 2014 10:06:16 PM 
My earliest memory of a Frascona class was Oliver stopping during an illustrative story about a point he was making, to lower and shake his head and thoughtfully say "I don't know you all continue to do what you do", then resumed by sharing and encouraging new ways to think about doing what it is we do. Always an original, always a supporter of REALTORS and real estate, he leaves a terrific legacy and a raised bar for all he touched.
Condolences to the families and friends of all those who are lost too soon in this tragic accident.


Jerald Nelson
September 6, 2014 9:48:16 PM 
God Bless such a wonderful man, educator and just a great person with so many passions Will Be Greatly Missed


Bill McClelland
September 6, 2014 9:30:56 PM 
Class after class, I always felt Oliver and his real estate wisdom created a backstop, and I always knew if I had a problem Oliver and his law firm would always 'have my back.' Terrible loss, I can only imagine how sad the families must feel.


Jo Henderson
September 6, 2014 8:14:32 PM 
Oliver was my favorite and most knowledgable instructor.
I have rearranged my schedule to take an Oliver class.
Never once dozed off in his class! We will all miss him. Sorry for his family's loss.


Joan Valverde. Realtor w Synergy Realty Inc
September 6, 2014 8:02:14 PM 
This news has really made my heart sad. I remember
My first CREC course with Oliver, in November. He spent
The first few minutes "yelling" at us for taking our update
To the year so late in the year. I have since taken his
Class in either Jan. Or Feb. In the subsequent years. He made every class so enjoyable. I knew I would always
Laugh and learn. He so quickly handed out his card,
Call me!! (He would say) I had a client call and true to his word made
Her feel very valuable and important! Such a great guy
God blessed us all with! Tori always had a beautiful smile as
She checked us into classes. May God Bless all
The survivors!! May we the Realtors remember this Gem and
Find a way to continue on to make Oliver proud!


Angela Abeyta
September 6, 2014 7:52:59 PM 
Oliver was the best teacher I've ever had. I sought out his classes for CE because I knew I would learn a ton (not just about real estate) and have a great time while I was at it. I really think being around him inspired me to do better and be better. It won't be the same without him. RIP Oliver, you will be greatly missed.


Kirsten Lassen-Smith
September 6, 2014 7:01:38 PM 
Oliver Frascona was a brilliant and engaging real estate lawyer and his wit and sense of humor will be deeply missed in Summit County! My sincere condolences to his family and friends.


Irina Riley, Coldwell Banker
September 6, 2014 6:59:25 PM 
I was fortunate to go to many Oliver Frascona's classes. My favorite ones were Negotiation series. I am a better agent because of Oliver! We will miss him tremendously. I am also grateful for Tori Rains-Wedan for organizing all of his classes and bringing him to Colorado Springs. She was very dedicated to continuing education of real estate professionals. What a tragic loss for all of us! Rest in peace!
I think this says it all:
“A visionary is a leader of excellence who sees what others do not see, who achieves for now and plans for the future, who positively impacts different generations and raises up other visionaries.”
― Onyi Anyado


Laura Seda- Brokers Guild Cherry Creek
September 6, 2014 6:51:50 PM 
We only had to say "Oliver" and everyone knew who you were talking about. I don't know how I'm going to go to classes he usually taught. He made every subject entertaining and fun. I just finished his Certified Negotiations class. I would always choose his classes over others, I learned so much from him in the last 17 yrs. He will be greatly missed in the real estate world, may you fly high Oliver. Prayers for your family and Tori's.


Mark Houston
September 6, 2014 6:44:33 PM 
His wisdom and knowledge of our industry and all he meant to real estate will be sorely missed. God Bless!


Cindy Weinel
September 6, 2014 6:39:31 PM 
Intelligent. Engaging. Unforgettable.


Joann Wysong, The Wysong Agency
September 6, 2014 5:20:51 PM 
I remember when Oliver first started teaching, a class on Real Estate Law. He was so nervous and serious, and referred to his copious notes the whole time.
Then I saw him change over the years, becoming looser, and funny! (who knew?!) He made us care about the often dry subject of real estate law, and helped us stay out of trouble!
Oliver contributed so much to our Realtor® community. He was a true force for good, gone way too soon.


Janet Green
September 6, 2014 5:10:54 PM 
What an amazing dynamic person was Oliver. Working with him while at the Public Trustee's office was a challenge with lots of back and forth discussions about foreclosure law. I learned so much from him. Then I had the privilege of becoming a member of the firm. He had the ability to encourage and inspire each of us to be the best we could be - better than we thought we were capable of being. There was a little gang of us that teased him a lot, but as Sandy said, he never fired us. He would however pass by whatever office we might be giggling in and ask if we had any work to do. Always with that twinkle in his eye. What a guy! Rest in peace, dear man.


Duane Duggan
September 6, 2014 5:02:01 PM 
I knew Oliver's Dad, Joe at the while attending the University of Colorado during the 70s. Then knew Oliver for 35 years of my career in Boulder
Real Estate. A special memory of Oliver was his attendance at my installation as President at the Boulder Area REALTOR Association. He was a great leader, teacher and mentor. All of us in the real estate industry will miss him greatly. The REALTOR organization will be forever indebted to Oliver and his service.


Brigitte Furst - 8z Real Estate
September 6, 2014 4:57:37 PM 
Oliver, you are already so deeply missed! You were a formidable man whose intelligence and charismatic personality touched so many. Every time you walked into a classroom you entertained and made us laugh. You were fun to banter with and you had such a gift for the dramatic which made you the wonderful teacher you were. Fly high Oliver, and may you, Tori and her beloved children rest in peace.


Jeff Galligan - Harvey Park Realty LLC
September 6, 2014 4:42:01 PM 
Oliver was such a significant part of the real estate industry and of the lives that he touched. Like so many others I have been taking classes for decades from Oliver and occasionally would call him for advice on matters. I looked forward to taking Oliver's Commission Update class, the first one of the year on about January 3rd or so and several other classes throughout the year. Words are inadequate to describe how much he meant to myself and to so many Realtors. He will live on in our hearts and memories but can't begin to be replaced. He had so much vitality and charisma and is gone much too soon!


Denise R. Hudnall - Choice Properties, Delta, CO
September 6, 2014 4:08:04 PM 
Thoughts and prayers for all families involved.


Mark Levine
September 6, 2014 3:50:59 PM 
We will all miss Oliver's talent.
After 35+ years of hearing and seeing Oliver, it will be difficult to think he is not with us.


Harry A Salzman, Broker/Owner
September 6, 2014 3:33:01 PM 
Will miss one of the biggest hearts from an attorney for the Real Estate Industry..nationally!!


Michael Murphy - Wheeler Realty-Sterling, CO
September 6, 2014 3:30:53 PM 
Our thoughts and prayers are with those closest to Oliver as we too mourn the loss of a brilliant and caring man that made such a big impact on our profession. He will be greatly missed!


Glenna Ferrell
September 6, 2014 3:28:02 PM 
Rest in peace, you will not be forgotten. What an impact Oliver had on so many peoples lives. He will be greatly missed. God Bless. My condolences to the families.


Eric Lyon
September 6, 2014 3:13:25 PM 
My first meeting with Oliver was in Vail at a Wendy's/ Nothing fancy, just burgers and fries. He was about as unique as our meeting place for a head of such a prestigious real estate firm. Gotta love him. Will miss him dearly.

Eric Lyon
Vail Real Estate Group


Dan Hopper
September 6, 2014 3:09:51 PM 
Such a tragic loss to the legal and real estate community. We shall miss the ever enthusiastic approach to his teaching, mentoring, and never ending cause to make all of us better!!

The real estate communities around the Region have lost one of their greatest Advocates for our industry!

Our prayers go out to the families of Oliver and Tori!!


Dan Hopper
September 6, 2014 3:09:51 PM 
Such a tragic loss to the legal and real estate community. We shall miss the ever enthusiastic approach to his teaching, mentoring, and never ending cause to make all of us better!!

The real estate communities around the Region have lost one of their greatest Advocates for our industry!

Our prayers go out to the families of Oliver and Tori!!


C Anita Stevens
September 6, 2014 3:06:21 PM 
Many blessings are being sent your way.


Jan Bender
September 6, 2014 2:52:42 PM 
With deepest sympathy to your family, friends and loved ones. You will truly be missed. Rest in perfect peace.


Terry Galloway
September 6, 2014 2:43:13 PM 
A loss this great cannot be soothed with simple words of sorrow and condolence. Oliver will be missed and remembered. A presence to be dealt with even after his passing. Thanks for all the fun and educational opportunities you gave, Oliver, to the Realtor community.


Roger and Jeri Evans, Re/Max Professionals
September 6, 2014 2:31:48 PM 
You touched all our lives in so many ways! Your warmth, knowledge, humor, quick wit, amazing ability to teach, dynamic energy and love of life will be remembered by so many! Our loss of you, Tori and her beautiful children is tragic. Our thoughts and prayers to your families. You can NEVER be replaced in Colorado Real Estate. We are devastated! Heaven has gained a GREAT man!


Jeff Keehfuss - Montrose Real Estate Group
September 6, 2014 2:23:02 PM 
This is a such a tragedy mostly for the family but also to many Realtors. Oliver was a very well spoken, well groomed and intelligent real estate attorney that did so much for the real estate community across the state. If you bought or sold a property with me or many other agents in our area, your transaction went a little smoother and with more knowledge from the guidance of this man. I quote him weekly in our sales meetings from the many classes I took from him. We are all shocked and in disbelief. He will be sorely missed by all.


Kent Levine, Esq.
September 6, 2014 2:20:00 PM 
Oliver - after about 40 years one would think we would expect things to change, but this one took me by surprise. You are already sorely missed. Kent


Karen Goodson
September 6, 2014 2:11:40 PM 
Oliver graced us with his intelligence and wit. He enriched many like myself with his ability to teach with truth and humor.He will be missed greatly. I am so sad for his family and those closer to him. The community has a whole in its heart.


Terri Winter Broker/Owner Bristlecone Realty Group
September 6, 2014 1:50:19 PM 
Your thirst for life was inspiring, but it was your love of people that always made me smile. When I stop to think just how much I've learned from you over the last 15 years, it's leaves me knowing my business would never have been the same without you. Right now it's hard to imagine going to class and not seeing you there. I always looked forward to my Oliver "fix" in attending your classes. Thank you for so many memorable moments. You will truly be missed.


Bogdan Kaleta
September 6, 2014 1:48:25 PM 
Oliver, for 14 years I really enjoy all your classes and and I was glad that we need those credits. I will miss you.
Sympathy to the one you left behind


Myra O'Brien
September 6, 2014 1:43:07 PM 
Oliver, when I learned of your passing, all I could say was "I'm so sorry Oliver," over and over. It's hard to believe that a man so full of life was no longer here. You deserved more time and we, your students and friends, needed more time with you. I loved learning from you. A day in class could seem like a couple hours because you were so smart, witty, and fascinating with your stories. You will be sorely missed but I suspect you are smiling from above, happier than you have ever been, flying free on your own. We will meet again some day. Until then, have fun, be good and know you are loved, respected and missed by those you left behind.


Evelyn McHugh
September 6, 2014 1:42:23 PM 
Oliver left big shoes to fill. You will be greatly missed
Evelyn McHugh
121 Realty


Mike Bare
September 6, 2014 1:37:56 PM 
What a great loss, such a sad and tragic event. My prayers are with the family and loved ones of those that were lost. Oliver was a great person and professional and will truly be missed by all. Rest in Peace.


Dave Owens
September 6, 2014 1:33:22 PM 
Oliver, I only knew you as a real estate instructor, legal advisor and fellow aviation enthusiast. But in those areas, you will truly be irreplaceable.

Rest in peace, my friend.


Mix and Karen Beauvais
September 6, 2014 1:20:33 PM 
Oliver, you were our friend and mentor. We weep with sadness over your untimely passing. You are loved, respected, and will be missed. Thank you for almost 30 years of fond memories. Cheers.


Julia Cantarovici - 8z Real Estate
September 6, 2014 1:19:30 PM 
The Colorado real estate community will never be the same without Oliver Frascona to make continuing education so much fun. He had a kind soul and will never be forgotten. I thank you Oliver for the laughter, the stories, sharing your knowledge, and for your infectious zest for life. We will laugh again in the heavens above. Rest in peace.


Cheryl Garlock, Colorado Front Range Properties
September 6, 2014 1:06:28 PM 
Such a sad loss for them and for all of us. We will surely miss you in class Oliver as they won't be the same. You always had great stories to tell to bring the points home. May you, Tori and her sons rest in peace.


Don Bobeda, Berkshire Hathaway Preferred Real Estate
September 6, 2014 1:02:10 PM 
Thank you, Thank you, to Oliver and Tori, for enriching the lives of all around you. Blessings to you and your families.


Terry Leach
September 6, 2014 12:56:07 PM 
I couldn't believe my ears when I heard of the crash... I rewound the news feed over and over. My best wishes to the ones you leave behind, your wisdom and humor will be forever missed.


Ken Miller
September 6, 2014 12:54:16 PM 
A great loss. Having taken many of his courses over 24 years, hard to imagine the future without him. He shared his brilliance, insights and wit so generously. My thoughts are with all those who mourn him.


Sue Umberger
September 6, 2014 12:53:30 PM 
I loved experiencing Oliver's passion for life in general, Realtors, teaching and speaking, real estate law, and flying. I have never met a more personable attorney. He gave out his cell phone information to an entire class and he earnestly said to call him if we had questions. I am still amazed by that.

My heart and prayers goes to Oliver's family and friends, and Tori Wedan's relatives and friends.


Edith Proctor
September 6, 2014 12:53:22 PM 
May the angels watch over all of you and yours Many Blessings
Edith Proctor
Heart Realty


Brian Margolis, Realtor
September 6, 2014 12:42:41 PM 
Oliver brought humor to some dry subjects and made learning fun. The real estate community of Realtors has lost an advocate. My prayers for his family and the family of the children and Mother who left with him.


Judy Gray
September 6, 2014 12:40:00 PM 
Truly a " one of a kind ".
Oliver you are not replaceable.
Your passing leaves a large void.
I hope you are educating and entertaining the
angels up in heaven.


Chuck Daily Resort Brokers
September 6, 2014 12:38:02 PM 
I will miss Oliver's wit, his super sharp intellect and his classes.
He worked for many years to help the Realtor community in Colorado and across the country.
Good Bye My Friend.


Shelley Stuart-Bullock
September 6, 2014 12:34:25 PM 
Oh dear Oliver, I can't get a breath.
I have been the beneficiary of your wisdom, kind teaching, and humor for so long I took you for granted!

How will we learn now?

How will I look forward to educating myself?

How bereft I feel.


Pat Wall
September 6, 2014 12:31:04 PM 
That mustache That twinkle in his eye
You wanted to take his class and you did not want to ever get a phone call from him.
If you said Oliver, everyone knew who you meant.
Thanks Oliver!


Cathy Barry
September 6, 2014 12:29:41 PM 
Oliver, you were bigger than life, always there for everyone. I want to speak for the fellow aviators, what a loss you will be to the community. How you left us, doing something you loved, if there could have been one more pass around that day, maybe thing would be different, we will never know, but you died living a huge life and doing what you loved, flying with friends
Many prayers will be said for you and you family that was with you.

When we take to the skies we will always thing of you. Rest in peace, I can't imagine a CE update class will ever be stimulating again without "the mustache"


Larry Anderson
September 6, 2014 12:27:21 PM 
A stellar man on a personal and business level... Your character and wisdom will be missed


Kim Martin - Realtor
September 6, 2014 12:24:33 PM 
I will deeply miss you, Oliver. Your knowledge of real estate, your wonderful training and grand sense of humor will be greatly missed in the realtor community. Rest well.


David Binkowski
September 6, 2014 12:20:06 PM 
We have lost a true advocate and someone that was always looking out for us. RIP Oliver.


Linda Lafferty
September 6, 2014 12:18:58 PM 
Thank you Oliver. I always enjoyed your classes. You will be missed.


Bruce Cohen
September 6, 2014 12:17:57 PM 
I learned a lot at his feet, and enjoyed doing it.


Carl Felder CF Cabinetry - Denver
September 6, 2014 12:08:58 PM 
My friend...
I will miss our conversations...
The plane trips we flew are some of my most thrilling life memories.
Craftsmanship and Fine Woodworking caused our paths to cross in a way that I will cherish forever.
Your attention to detail raised my art to the highest level.
Your Trust and Confidence in me allowed opportunities to execute some of my finest work.
Our similar life trials, love of music, art and food created a shared connection of honesty, respect and generosity.
a huge void will be filled with huge love.


Elizabeth Bouquet
September 6, 2014 11:52:32 AM 
Your grace and brilliance live on in the many lives your presence graced, but I miss you already and my heart is heavy with the sad finality of your departure.


Jackie Yost
September 6, 2014 11:35:31 AM 
You will be missed, Oliver. I so enjoyed your classes and feel you made me a better Realtor. That's TOR, not TER. Rest in peace and many sympathies to your family and friends.


September 6, 2014 10:49:44 AM 
when I think of Oliver Frascona ... Brilliant Funny and most of all a man who cared about his real estate agents. He had a passion for teaching and wanting us to be the BEST we could be in our business. There will never be another person like him ...Thank you Oliver for your knowledge and expertise. Thank you for supporting those of us who needed that extra support and an educator who gave without getting anything in return. You will be missed


LaChun Ellison Murdock, former CO Real Estate Commissioner
September 6, 2014 10:41:00 AM 
You were a force with whom to reckon, an ongoing challenge, a mentor from whom so much was learned, a friend for life. You are missed.


Gary Hillman/Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
September 6, 2014 10:08:02 AM 
So sad. I first learned of this tragedy when I turned on the news which showed a picture of his house. I recognized it immediately from the times I spent there. Then they showed the plane wreckage. I was in disbelief. When it was confirmed in the news I was in shock. Quite tragic for the young family who also perished.

Oliver was my mentor, a friend, my hero and was a person I confided in for 33 years. He guided me as I developed my real estate career and always had an open ear for my real estate questions. He was a shining star in the Colorado real estate world. His sense of humor, electric personality and loyal friendship will be missed.

Thank you for being part of my life. My condolences to friends and family of all who perished. May they rest in peace.


Justine Herring
September 6, 2014 9:45:52 AM 
What a life to take. You were the best Real Estate attorney ever. I am so glad I have such fond memories of you. Thank you for being my friend and confident. I will see you in the next life. GOD Bless and RIP...


Ginger Nixt/ Metro Brokers Southeast Suburban
September 6, 2014 9:25:45 AM 
Oliver made real estate come alive and kept me literally entranced with "the deal" and all of the people who comprise real estate. He was a fabulous mentor/instructor who made even the most dreaded of classes seem like one of the most important. I loved going to his classes even more than my college major classes.
RIP our friend and know that you have made the world a better place.


Sally Anderson-Moninger
September 6, 2014 8:31:51 AM 
Good bye Dear Friend. I miss you.


JIm Riss
September 6, 2014 7:46:48 AM 
Thank you Oliver for making me a better Realtor. You always were eager to answer any of my questions and Always knew the answers. Thank you for helping all who took your classes be better at what it is we do. The world was a better place because of you. You were larger than life itself and will be truly missed by myself and the entire Real Estate community and everyone whose life you touched.


Linda Spurlock
September 5, 2014 11:02:51 PM 
I will never forget all that I learned during my time of working at the firm with Oliver and the rest of the amazing staff there - an incredible boss who shared so much knowledge with us all. To this day, I still talk about my experiences working there as one of the most formative periods of my life. Many positive lessons learned. When he would enter the building it was like everything came alive. Full of dynamic energy. I know he had impact on so many people and will be missed by all. RIP


Ron Stanners Calgary Alberta
September 5, 2014 10:45:53 PM 
What an amazing mentor! You excelled at seeing the obvious missed by others and doing it with humour. I will miss all those future opportunities to hear you speak, visit with you and share in your insightful conversations and at the same time be thankful for all that I learned from many past opportunities.
God speed and keep smiling
Sincere condolences to family and friends.


Cheryl Pribble
September 5, 2014 10:37:05 PM 
What a tragic and horrific loss. Oliver inspired, entertained, and educated so many of us. I always looked forward to his classes knowing I would truly learn something new and always in a fun and challenging atmosphere. He was readily available to answer real estate questions, and always made me think out of the box. I most enjoyed Oliver's passion for life.
Let the phenomenal memories help us all heal.


Laurie Middleton
September 5, 2014 10:11:10 PM 
I will miss your humor Oliver. May you rest in peace.


Kevin Erickson
September 5, 2014 10:01:57 PM 
I first met Oliver as a young business banker in Boulder where I inherited a loan portfolio that included Oliver. He challenged me from the first moment we met and continued to be my mentor and friend for the next 13 years. I have so many fond memories of discussions, debates and stories during our lunches at his second office (Chili's), Broncos games and dinners. Most recently in July, my family enjoyed a dinner at Oliver's house; I could tell he was on top of the world. My twins could see the character of a man Oliver was to the point they decided to invite Oliver to their September birthday.

Oliver I will miss you, I was hoping you would see me follow in your father's footsteps at GSBC, I wish there were more lunches and discussions, but I will cherish the time we had. Thank you for our friendship Oliver. Kevin


Paeleigh Reid
September 5, 2014 9:44:10 PM 
Oliver was an incredible leader in the real estate community. Who can forget the education this giant of real estate provided? The stories and "Oliver-isms" will forever remain in the minds of real estate professionals, young and old. Oliver had a way of encouraging real estate professionals to strive to be the best in their field of practice. Even people who just met Oliver felt a connection with him. Fly free, Oliver! We miss you tremendously. There will never be another one like you.


Julia Horn - J. Horn Real Estate Services/Albuquerque, NM
September 5, 2014 9:17:50 PM 
The loss of Oliver leaves such an unbelievable void in the real estate industry. I loved his classes when I lived and worked in Colorado. I'm so glad that I was able to visit with Oliver the last time he was in New Mexico...he winked and assured me I had done the right thing. I will never, ever forget his face and his kind words that day. It meant so much because it came from Oliver Frascona. My most sincere prayers and condolences to Oliver's family and colleagues in Colorado. Rest in peace, Oliver.


John E. Norton, Colorado Springs
September 5, 2014 8:24:16 PM 
From being the brother-in-law who helped "Boom" set up the "Bakersfield Charter" band in college, to the Alma traditional desk our family office supply and furniture business sold him that we passed over the railing and through the sliding glass door of his first law office in Boulder, "O" was behind great things from the start. My dad had aspired to be a realtor, so my son so looked up to uncle Oliver that after graduation from college, he has successfully pursued commercial real estate, and states, "I've been(subconsciously)using "uncle Ollie-isms" more frequently it seems. I forgot how often I quote him in the business I'm in, just used this one this week: "if you're gonna sue em, they need to 1)have money and 2)you need to be able to find em!"
Forever thankful for the times we had with him!
Rest In Peace Oliver!


Carol Casper, North Metro Real Estate
September 5, 2014 7:54:04 PM 
I loved Oliver's warmth, his personality and his ability to make me laugh out loud. I learned so much from him and appreciated that he treated me as an equal, even though I knew I was an no opponent to his witt. Always a smile, always a great entertainer. He will be greatly missed and I will never forget him.


Jeffrey Harmes
September 5, 2014 6:53:18 PM 
Oliver had the best stories and would always give that little high pitch laugh just before the punch line. We will all miss your friendship and most of all your true friendship to all of us.
Soar with eagles and please look over all of us so we all keep doing things right. Every time we all write on contract keep Oliver in our minds and he will live with us all for ever.
You are so missed already Oliver. RIP.


Susan Lutz, Realtor
September 5, 2014 6:30:31 PM 
Oliver, thank you for the outstanding human being you were, a shining example to us all. I imagine you would say this to those you left behind.

I'm Free -

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free.
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I found that place at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss.
Ah yes, these things, I too, will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much.
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief;
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me
God wanted me now, He set me free.

- Author Unknown


Fred Jorgensen
September 5, 2014 5:02:35 PM 
I've had many sleepless nights after hearing about Oliver's unfortunate accident on the Labor Day weekend. Knowing how meticulous and precise Oliver was in everything he did, I just could not come to terms with the realty of the plane crash. I know Oliver did everything in his power to bring that big bird in safely but it just wasn't enough. I will miss your wonderful classes, your superb sense of humor, your great intellect, and your selfless devotion to the Realtor community. You will be missed by us all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tori's and your family.


Bob Lewis, Independent Real Estate Network
September 5, 2014 4:28:45 PM 
Thank you for making our annual update class educational, fresh, and fun. We will all miss you!


Terry & Diana Ten Eyck
September 5, 2014 4:22:20 PM 
We'll miss you Oliver. We enjoyed working with you and your fine colleagues. Your Carpe Diem style set a great example for us. Terry & Diana


Donna Mae Hoots
September 5, 2014 4:04:56 PM 
Thank you for all the lessons you taught us both in our professions and in our lives. Rest in Peace!


Kay Osentowski
September 5, 2014 4:02:58 PM 
The loss of Oliver has left a huge void in the Colorado Real Estate community. Virtually every single class I had the pleasure of taking, I left with a new idea, a new law to review or just a new outlook on my profession. He made us all feel very good about what we do, and placed great relevance on recognizing the importance of what we do as professionals.

Thank you Oliver.


Jim Reid
September 5, 2014 3:52:20 PM 
I truly appreciated Oliver, not only for his knowledge and ability to teach, but also for his dedication to the industry and his clients. He was a great role model.


George Lewman
September 5, 2014 3:41:25 PM 
I only knew Oliver as a Facebook Friend and I took many classes from him and his team. Top notch RE training. I knew that when my managing brokers said, this is what Oliver said, we were going to execute just that. What a consummate professional who will be greatly missed. My condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.


Jim Bodin
September 5, 2014 3:40:41 PM 
I first met Ollie about 45 years ago when he was in law school and I had just opeaned Bodin Realty. He had just Gotten a real estate license as well and was going to work for a local real estate company. I asked him why he would go to work for a real estate company when his intention when he graduated was to be a real say lawyer and he said he thought it would be a good way to meet Realtors and develop business. Boy did that ever work out well for Oliver! He left a huge void in the real estate business and will be greatly missed by thousands of people he touched


Rogelio Rodriguez
September 5, 2014 1:49:25 PM 
The only classes I looked forward to were Oliver's. What a character. Tragic loss to an entire community. RIP


George & Nancy Perkins
September 5, 2014 1:17:34 PM 
Oliver was a great friend and teacher for over 20 years. We always looked forward to lunch or dinner together when we found ourselves in the same city for a meeting or convention. We will miss him greatly.


Alinda Jones
September 5, 2014 12:59:38 PM 
He will be missed and one of our briliant teachers has been lost.


Shana Stokes
September 5, 2014 12:49:58 PM 
Such a tragedy. When I heard the news, my heart sank because I knew what you meant to the real estate community. You were a cornerstone to a lot of brokerage firms, realtors and the community at large. I did not know you personally but as a realtor, I realize your impact. I say thank you for teaching me, my peers, my mentors and my corner of the world how to be the professionals that we are. Rest in peace.


Jay & Deborah Longmire
September 5, 2014 12:32:07 PM 
God broke the mold when he made Oliver. My wife & I would continually search for Oliver taught classes. A brilliant speaker, teacher & mentor. The real estate community & the legal profession have truly lost a great mind. Our sincerest condolences to his family, the family of the others who were lost & to your firm.


Judye Phebus, CRS
September 5, 2014 12:25:23 PM 
Oliver was a rock star in the real estate profession. When i would see his name associated with upcoming classes, I would hurry to enroll. I knew I would be learning valuable skills from a true professional, in every sense of the word. Our prayers are with the families who grieve his loss and the loss of the souls who perished with him.


Debi Portararo
September 5, 2014 12:00:18 PM 
A true friend. Oliver gave so much of himself and brought life and laughter into a room. His wealth of knowledge will live on through everyone he taught. He will never be forgotten. I feel very blessed to have had him as a friend.


Celeste L. Atkins
September 5, 2014 11:59:36 AM 
I admired Oliver very much and he was one of my favorite instructors. Most recently I received the Certified Negotiation Expert designation from a class he taught in Las Vegas last August. He had so much passion and excitement and humour for this subject and many others, it was always a pleasure to receive instruction from him. He will be sorely missed.


Noah Slauson PorchLight Real Estate
September 5, 2014 10:38:49 AM 
Oliver was a great teacher and story teller. I would have agents quote me his examples all the time. For many of us his teaching were a bedrock. The man was an institution in Colorado.


Stuart M, Vestal
September 5, 2014 9:46:00 AM 


Claire Conrad, New Mexico Real Estate Commission
September 5, 2014 9:35:37 AM 
Oliver was a very talented instructor. His courses were very popular in New Mexico. He appeared before the Education Steering Committee here in December 2013. He flew here in his small plane with a friend who was a pilot as well. He was obviously passionate about flying. On behalf of the New Mexico Real Estate Commission, our thoughts and prayers go out to Oliver and Tori's families. Sincerely, Claire Conrad


Mark Ridder
September 5, 2014 9:28:50 AM 
I enjoyed a spirited and mutually respectful relationship with Oliver over many years as I represented title companies in transactions through which Oliver represented members of the real estate brokerage community. This most highly talented advocate, teacher, and friend will be sorely missed. Oliver, my friend, may you be at peace.


Dave Finsterwald
September 5, 2014 9:27:44 AM 
All that met you were better for having had the privilege and honor of your wit, wisdom and direction. Our thoughts are with both families and we are left speechless.


Michael Miller
September 5, 2014 9:06:15 AM 
No words, only love and tears.


John Holcomb, Esq.
September 5, 2014 8:59:45 AM 
Oliver was one of the finest human beings I ever had the pleasure of knowing.


Buzz Moore
September 5, 2014 8:50:47 AM 
A true giant in the real estate industry with great knowledge and experience. Oliver's wit and humor will be missed by all.


Dick Winter
September 5, 2014 8:49:32 AM 
What a tragic loss for all of us. Oliver's sense of humor,dedication to the law of real estate, and his unique teaching style were incredible and he will be missed by everyone who knew him.


Michael J. Katz
September 5, 2014 8:47:07 AM 
Oliver was a wonderful person. He was a teacher and attorney of the first order. He will be sorely missed throughout the community. My condolences to his family, friends, and law firm mates.


Michael Burkhard
September 5, 2014 8:44:37 AM 
My thoughts and prayers are with all the family members. Such a tragic loss. The Real Estate industry lost a one of kind man. He will be truly missed...... God speed


Linda Rickard
September 5, 2014 8:12:46 AM 
Life is so fragile and we have such a short time on earth to make it count. Although I did not personally know Oliver other than attending his classes and several emails we shared with real estate concerns, he left an unforgettable impression on me, as he did so many. He was always joy to listen to. He was one of the few people I know that really made his life count - doing what he loved and being really good at it; Not only in real estate but also in his love of flying. He is now soaring without wings and hopefully enjoying the view. His wonderful personality and all his knowledge will be deeply missed and can never be replaced.


Carrie N Miller
September 5, 2014 7:55:19 AM 
Truly an Educated Mind. Oliver challenged me to become more than just a realtor...he taught me the true meaning of what being a REALTOR meant. We bring so much to the real estate world. Through him I flourished and sought his guidance and referred to his wisdom in numerous transactions. His wit, his wisdom, his knowledge that he shared...man, that will be so hard to replace. I mourn the loss of this great man but will carry the truths gained from his knowledge forever. RIP Oliver, your light shines eternally.


Tania Leider, CCIM
September 5, 2014 7:42:34 AM 
Dear Oliver:
After rewinding the news channel five times this morning, I am still in disbelief of what I heard. As I am writing this in tears, I recall the many real estate lectures you gave enthusiastically, yet serious, factual but funny, and I remember the full attention of all those in class, listening to what you had to say.

I will miss you dearly at the podium in the upcoming months and many years to come.


Mauri Tamborra, RE/MAX Southeast
September 5, 2014 7:36:46 AM 
This absolutely rocked my world, losing the best teacher I have ever had (besides my own mother) yesterday in a plane crash. There are no words to describe the impact Oliver had on my thinking and my love for real estate, negotiating, contracts and being the best Realtor (and I mean 'Realtor', not real estate agent!) I can possibly be. Iconic, legendary, larger than life, GENIUS...there are so many ways to describe Oliver Franscona. I was so blessed to be able to sponge up all he had to say for 10 years. And now, I honestly don't know how any of us will ever sit through another CE class again!

My heart is broken for his family. He talked about them in every class, always found a way to tell a story about his adult children that he adored. This is just a tremendous loss that I can't quite yet accept. I know that all of my real estate industry colleagues feel the same way. Things will never be the same. The world has lost a truly incredible mentor, teacher and fierce attorney. So devastated.


Sam F. Radovich
September 5, 2014 7:13:11 AM 
Dear Oliver,

We just talked the other day and again I realized how fortunate I am for having the opportunity to have met you. I was so nervous dealing with my early transaction and you provided me the guidance to successfully deal with the numerous obstacles. You always made me feel that I was more than a client, over the years it was more of an older brother.
Those of us who knew you, worked with you, learned and laughed with you are the lucky ones. Those who did not, just have no idea what they missed out on.
Mille and I share our deepest and most sincere sympathy. You, your family and loved ones will be in our thought and prayers. Goodbye my friend!
With Very Warm Regards


Richard Williams
September 5, 2014 6:56:46 AM 
I was deeply saddened to hear of Oliver's death. He will be deeply missed. My prayers for both families involved in the crash and to all in his firm.


Kay & Skip Watson
September 5, 2014 4:58:52 AM 
Words cannot express the sadness, void and loss that all who knew Oliver are feeling. He was a genius teacher, a caring mentor, a confident and knowledgable legal counsel and a true friend that we will cherish forever. We will hold on to more than 25 years of memories and to the best peanut butter cookies in the world. It is difficult to think of Oliver in the past because he is so present in all of our lives. The REALTOR community has lost an incredible advocate and promoter of the REALTOR "R". His legacy will be with us forever with a glow that will continue to shine so bright. Oliver, we will miss you and thank you for the positive influence you made in our lives.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, business partners and all who knew and loved Oliver.


J. Patrick McDuff
September 4, 2014 11:25:59 PM 
Oliver, May you rest in peace. I remember the years that Max and I were your bankers. You are a GEM and will be missed by thousands. Shocking news for America!!


Mark Bradley, CCIM, SIOR
September 4, 2014 10:47:24 PM 
I was devasted to hear about Oliver's passing. He was a great man and a true advocate to brokers; continuuing ed will never be the same. The only consolation is knowing what a great life he led and how much he meant to so many people. RIP Oliver.


Cindy Rouse
September 4, 2014 8:43:19 PM 
Deeply saddened by this tragic loss. My heart and prayers go out to all the families and friends of each of those precious souls lost. May you all rest in peace.


Ron Teck
September 4, 2014 8:39:36 PM 
Mere words cannot begin to explain the loss so many of us feel with Oliver's passing. He was such a good friend to my wife Pat and me for so many years. There are so many memories but I will always cherish the time we spent together baking cookies for his annual BBQ back in Boulder, the movie nights after we got done with BBQ preparations, even the landscaping task we undertook one year.

I am so grateful for the years I got to live with him and Kathy while I worked in Denver

Rest in peace my friend.

Our prayers are with both the families that are crushed with this tragedy.


Andy Ahroon
September 4, 2014 8:32:11 PM 
A good friend and an inspiration to us all. A man full of life that will be greatly missed.


Lola Franklin
September 4, 2014 8:31:31 PM 
I met Oliver in the early 80's and have enjoyed his friendship tremendously. I remember one time in those old days in Victoria B.C. - he had a $500 pair of shoes and a $2000 suit that he would only wear onstage. I watched him completely captivate the audience. He went on to do that for so many audiences over the years. I loved Oliver, we all loved him. Rivers of tears.


David S. Cox
September 4, 2014 8:21:32 PM 
We are all better for having known him. He was a giant in our profession.


Vanessa Thomas-Jones
September 4, 2014 7:19:20 PM 
Oliver was one of a kind! For over 15 years, I have enjoyed his wit and uncommon sense of the 'common man'. He always taught us in the real estate industry to be kind and compassionate with one another and to stand firm for your clients best interests! No one taught like Oliver!

The shock for me was that I had just attended his CNE course at Pradera August 26/27th. He will always be remembered by me and thousands of REALTORS across the nation.

Rest Well Oliver. You will be missed!


Amy Bachelder Bayer
September 4, 2014 6:32:13 PM 
Oliver was an amazing man that had a positive impact on the entire real estate community and everyone in it. He was a force and the greatest of mentors. He was a kind human and a compassionate man. Oliver was one of the good guys that always did the right thing. I trusted him. I wish I could thank him for all he did for me and for our company. I took for granted that he would always be there. Life is precious. I will miss him. He was a GREAT man- one of the best.


Elizabeth Martinez
September 4, 2014 6:03:04 PM 
Oliver will be sadly missed in the Real Estate community! Personally he taught me confidence is key. R.I.P Oliver.


Judi Pasco, Professional Standards Admin, REALTORS Assoc of Maui
September 4, 2014 5:58:22 PM 
Oliver was a true gift to the industry. He had heart, he had humor, and he held the rapt attention of his students, without fail. The industry is minus a true professional ~ Heaven has gained a special spirit. Na Iehova 'oe e ho'omaika'i mai a e malama mai ~


Greg Gates
September 4, 2014 5:55:40 PM 
I have been in the industry for less than 2 years, and I have been lucky enough to have been in a number of Oliver's classes. Though I still have much to learn, I am confident that my exposure to Oliver has made me a better realtor. I selfishly wish I could have had more exposure to him. He made an enormous impact on me.


Ann Hayes
September 4, 2014 5:31:41 PM 
A breath of fresh air, humour and amazing knowledge all in one. Oliver, you will be missed and we wish you peace.


Jennie Blackmore, Realtor
September 4, 2014 5:25:21 PM 
"What would Oliver say? What would Oliver do?" I don't know how many times I have thought that to myself when I have a decision to make. You taught me how to hold them; when to fold them. Your mentoring has shaped so many people and will go on. You were a great teacher. RIP.


Donna Spinelli
September 4, 2014 5:01:41 PM 
Oliver was indeed a force of nature and bigger than life. I really enjoyed his classes and sought them out. So unusual to have someone who is skilled, funny, and informative all at the same time. He will be greatly missed. The real estate community has lost a great friend. Too soon.


Royal Shields
September 4, 2014 4:47:26 PM 
A fellow REALTOR, a fellow instructor, a friend who will be missed by not only me but hundreds, if not thousands, who new him not only as one of the real estate cadre of instructors but as one who always wanted to give to others. God has taken you but not the memory of giant among people.
We will miss you, "O", and hopefully, we'll "see you later".
Royal Shields


Aaron Lebovic
September 4, 2014 4:33:58 PM 
Oliver was a mentor, attorney, friend, and one of the best, smartest, and funniest teachers I'd ever met. He convinced me of my value as a teacher (I've come a long way since then) and he made us all better real estate professionals.


Steve Salinas
September 4, 2014 4:13:38 PM 
So much to say, but Oliver was the best of the best. He was a force in our industry and OUR collective loss is enormous. I've been struggling trying to reconcile him doing what he loved most and was so passionate about (flying), with the fear he must have experienced at the end. I find that so grossly unfair for someone that brought all of us who knew him so much joy, happiness and pride for our profession. He deserved better, and it makes me angry and terribly sad. I loved him, and I wish Oliver, Tori and the Boys peace.


Catherine Hance
September 4, 2014 4:11:13 PM 
I had the pleasure of having my first job out of law school at Frascona, Joiner & Goodman. Oliver was an incredible influence and it is hard to imagine the world without him. My deepest condolences to his family, and the entire FJGG family. I cannot imagine how difficult this time is for all of you and my thoughts are with you all.


Tamara Stodder, REALTOR
September 4, 2014 3:58:32 PM 
Oliver, Thank you for your humor and knowledge. I first met Tori about 13 years ago when we were both just getting into the business. Your parties were always the highlight of the summer. I am glad I was there in June for the last one. All will be missed.


Jody Condie
September 4, 2014 3:57:23 PM 
Shocking loss to our industry and all who knew Oliver!


Nell Hawley
September 4, 2014 3:09:25 PM 
Your wit, wisdom, intellect will be greatly missed. Your uncommon kindness will never be forgotten. May the Dear Lord rest your soul.


Kelly Zeller - RE/MAX Northwest, Inc.
September 4, 2014 3:00:16 PM 
I am so sorry to hear about this tragic accident. My thoughts are with you.


Kathleen Baker
September 4, 2014 3:00:08 PM 
Oliver, you touched our lives in so many wonderful ways. May you rest in peace and may God bring comfort to the many friends and family who are missing your winning ways, brilliant wit and extreme kindness.


Darryl Starman Metro Brokers Real Star Properties
September 4, 2014 2:10:44 PM 
A stand-up guy who was an expert at his craft and shared it with anyone who asked for his help. His sense of humor will be missed. A great loss to his family and the real estate community. It was an honor to know him.


John W. Nelson
September 4, 2014 2:01:34 PM 

My heart is broken you always lite up the room! Over 30 years we laughed, argued and discussed. You love my Italian tenor, I loved to hear you pontificate! God bless you! John


Ann Heiring
September 4, 2014 1:52:33 PM 
How deeply you will be forever-missed by the Colorado real estate community. We all so loved and enjoyed attending your charisma- and humor-infused, superbly taught classes and seminars over the years. Still in shock ~ what an indescribably tragic loss...


Claire Gilmore - Metro Brokers Kell & Co Broker/Owner
September 4, 2014 1:48:47 PM 
I feel a great deal of gratitude for having the opportunity to know and learn from Oliver for the last 20 years. Oliver has been a mentor, attorney, teacher and friend to so many and I know that his words of wisdom will continue to positively impact our industry for decades to come. You will be missed...


Melanie Thurman
September 4, 2014 1:25:03 PM 
Oliver was our "go to" guy in the Real Estate industry. He could always be counted on for solid, reliable advice and GREAT CE classes. I considered him a friend, as well as a colleague. RIP, Oliver, you are truly missed.


Cyanda Monaco
September 4, 2014 1:11:26 PM 

You inspired me in the many, many classes I took with you. Your great smile, attitude and love for the law was contagious. I became a better REALTOR because of you and will always remember the laughs you created in even the "dryest" of Real estate classes. I feel privileged to have known you and thank you for your never ending contribution to my industry. You will be greatly missed.


Emelyn Morris-Sayre
September 4, 2014 12:55:47 PM 
R.I.P. Oliver. You made such a difference in my real estate career over the past 16+ years. Your knowledge, professionalism and incredible humor touched so many of us. I had the pleasure of being in your Negotiation class just days before.....you will be sorely missed, my friend.


Debbie Fickenscher, Maingate Realty LLC, Westminster, CO
September 4, 2014 12:27:20 PM 
Be assured we will deeply miss your incredible example of uprightness, your integrity, your passion - not only to Real Estate- but to life. May all of us always remember your stering example, and strive to live up to to the high standards you set.And all the while, you did it with fun! After all- if you can't have fun-why show up?
We will see you in the Resurrection.


Joan Culwell
September 4, 2014 12:19:15 PM 
I attended as many of your classes as I could. You always kept us laughing! Your untimely death, and that of your "family", is unbelievably tragic. You made a big difference in our real estate world and will truly be missed.



J. Carter Ahroon
September 4, 2014 12:08:07 PM 
Oliver, May you rest in peace. It was an honor to have known you. You will truly be missed.


Jani Bielenberg
September 4, 2014 12:00:18 PM 
Oliver was our "everything". On earth he is so missed, in Heaven, he will be "everything" once again.


Nancy D. Miller
September 4, 2014 11:59:01 AM 
My condolences to his family, law firm and friends and the family and friends of his fellow passengers. Oliver was a gentleman and a scholar and will be greatly missed in the legal and real estate community.


Sandy and Don Miller
September 4, 2014 10:54:19 AM 
I truly thank the Lord for allowing our paths to cross and blend so many years ago. I have so many treasured memories of your generosity toward me and my family from the 22 years I had the privilege to work as the book keeper for the firm. You always showed care and concern for me; taught and encouraged me; and enabled me to feel a part of the family you brought together each day at the firm. You showed me the power of trusting others through your trusting me daily at my job. You showed me zest for life in your unbelievable humor and wit and your not firing some of us for the jokes we pulled on you. You are and always will be a really good friend. May you be at peace forever.


Irene Torres, Dreamcatcher Properties Colo. Spgs.
September 4, 2014 10:49:48 AM 
I first met Oliver around 1996 at Keller Williams first office in Pueblo. He walked in one day and my knees started shaken and I just kept staring at this beautiful mans mustache. I later asked my broker Desire Moreno who was that man? She started laughing..and said he' s our Attorney! Ohh I said.I then got to know him as the best feeling of confidence, down to earth, always took my calls even just to say hi and thanked him for driving all the way to Pueblo. Over the years I and Dez grew a fabulous friendship outside of work. This year was and IS going to be his influence to get my passion back. I love his passion for us and his will to give back freely.
Oliver is the BEST influence I hold dear to my heart. I miss him so much, so heart broken.


Dale Seaman
September 4, 2014 10:41:24 AM 
Oliver - Thank you for all your guidance, advise and generosity. It is great to have known you and experienced all you have offered and given to those around you. I am very sorry and saddened that your time, along with Tori and her 3 children, has been cut short.


John Hauschild
September 4, 2014 10:40:08 AM 
You were like family to every Realtor who knew you. You were amazing in your classes and made
it fun to learn and we learned to have fun with you. Words cannot express the sorrow in my office
atmosphere. God must have needed an outstanding


Trichon Billingsley
September 4, 2014 10:39:03 AM 
Thank you for sharing your brilliance with us. You have touch so many of our lives and helped us move forward in our real estate careers. You will be missed. Blessings and prayers to the families that are suffering the lose of this amazing man and the lives of the others lost in this tragic event.


Daniel Muldoon
September 4, 2014 10:33:56 AM 

Your spirit and teachings live on. I can't portray how much your knowledge and passion helped me in my real estate career and life in general. I frequently picture your face and voice when I'm working my way through real estate deals and relationships. You taught me to read people, you taught me to listen to what people say, but also what they are trying to tell you. Your company will be missed and the class time I spent with you is cherished. My prayers go to your family and friends and also to Torri's family and friends. Thank you for everything you helped me with and I'll never stop replaying your classes and conversations in my head.



Yan Kaminsky
September 4, 2014 9:12:35 AM 
Oliver I have known you for over 18 years and throughout my career I have learned so much from you and really appreciate everything you have done for myself and my team. You were always a true and dedicated professional.
I want you to know that your friendship will never be forgotten and you will always be in our hearts and memories forever!

We miss you Oliver.


Michele Milligan
September 4, 2014 8:53:56 AM 
I was fortunate to have Oliver as an instructor and mentor. His smile, laughter, and ability to make people see the humor in every day situations was unique. I truly feel I'm a better Realtor and person because of him. He will be missed dearly. RIP Oliver.


Debbie Broderick Colorado Springs
September 4, 2014 8:37:15 AM 
Words certainly are hard to express how our Real Estate community has been affected by this GREAT loss. In my 18 years in the business I have attended and received many designations from Oliver Frasconas educational, yet entertaining classes. Such a well respected man and a true asset to those around him. I will forever be thankful for the knowledge and expertise he has shared with me throughout my years as a Realtor. Forever in my heart Oliver!


David Carroll
September 4, 2014 8:12:34 AM 
I had the pleasure of knowing Oliver since the early 1990's, his sudden passing will leave a deep void in the lives of all that knew him and throughout the real estate community. He was a special friend to the Tennessee Association of Realtors® and many local boards. I was privileged to once again be his student in what now was his last class on August 28 & 29th. The real estate community has lost a dedicated, loyal friend and advocate. Thanks for all you taught us, all the families involved and loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers.


Bob and Leanne Osgood
September 4, 2014 1:40:01 AM 
It is a loss that shakes to the core. He was brilliant. An advocate. A teacher. A lawyer. A friend. It's hard to imagine a world without him, a resource that always seemed to have the right answer. An extremely busy man who always made you feel like you were the only other person in the room. The real estate community in Colorado will never completely recover from our loss as we try to figure out a world without him. Oliver, his friend, Tori and her children will be missed beyond belief and we at the Osgood Team send our prayers and condolences to both families as they try to find their new normal in the world.


Chris George
September 3, 2014 11:32:18 PM 
Oliver, I cannot thank you enough for your advice, wit, and insight into the art of relationships in real estate. You were always on top, entertaining and of service. A genuine person with your unique character. You led the way. Thank you for being a rock in real estate.


David and Diana Harder
September 3, 2014 10:49:07 PM 
We will miss you Oliver. We still are in shock. You made years of continuing ed fun and exciting....you kept us awake and genuinely cared about us! Our heart are broken for your families. You were one of a kind! Our loss, a Heaven's gain. We are praying now for God to comfort your surviving family members. "Because He Lives."


Marion Tilley - Seattle WA
September 3, 2014 10:06:00 PM 
May God hold us all firmly on his lap as we travel through our grief at the loss of a very precious, gifted and spirited soul. Love you O... Loved you when we met 20 years ago...And will love you 20 years from now... In loving memory.....


Melissa P.
September 3, 2014 9:31:27 PM 
I worked at Frascona, Joiner, and Goodman (named at the time) many years ago, it was basically my first real job. So many people there helped me learn how to be a professional and Oliver was one that pushed me to grow and have high expectations of myself (and others). :-) I think of the FJGG family that Oliver and the partners created, and I send my love and condolences to all of you. May you rest in peace, Oliver, and thank you.


Gina Theriault
September 3, 2014 9:18:30 PM 
Oliver was an incredible teacher who made us better at our jobs. He was intelligent, engaging and such a character! My condolences go out to all the family members and friends of those lost. Thanks for everything Oliver!


Sandi Miyaki
September 3, 2014 8:56:36 PM 
Thank you, Oliver for your passion, your spirit, your energy, your loyalty, your advice, your creativity, your advocacy, your character, your time, and so much more. As a teacher you helped us to connect the law and regulations to the practice of real estate – in ways that really helped us be better problem solvers, and better advocates for our clients. Through your stories, we learned negotiation and mediation, and with your humor we learned to laugh at ourselves, and develop a deeper understanding - you simplified the complicated. But mostly you cared, such a good friend and mentor, such a generous soul. We will miss you dearly, may you rest in peace. Sending prayers to family, friends, colleagues for all of the amazing souls lost in this terrible accident, may our words offer a measure of comfort, and may God grant you peace and healing.


Barbara Swindlehurst
September 3, 2014 8:50:14 PM 
The real estate community will not be the same without this wonderful, intelligent, compassionate, dedicated professional. From the very first class that I experienced with Oliver - many, many years ago - I knew that I would be a better Broker by the lessons I learned from him. His professional advice was "spot on" and I sought his legal advice throughout my real estate career. I completed his CNE class last year in Durango and was just about ready to sign up for a few more of his classes when I heard of his passing. I will miss him so very much. A true friend to all and a great loss to all the lives he touched over the years.


Kathy Recker, Littleton
September 3, 2014 8:50:11 PM 
Classes will never be the same without you Oliver. I looked forward to every class you instructed, not only because of your wisdom, but because you were so funny and interesting to listen to. You never failed to have us laughing and your stories were fascinating. You will be tremendously missed. There will never be another man, teacher or human being like you......


Cathy Sheets
September 3, 2014 8:49:56 PM 
What a Teacher!! So Sad!


Curtis A. Wright,Sr., Bossier City, Louisiana
September 3, 2014 8:32:22 PM 
I was just in his class on the 21st in Shreveport that was sponsored by our NWLAR Commercial Division. I always attend his classes because he is easy to listen too; had a great way of simplifying the topic and easy to talk with. I too am an instructor and I bought glasses like his because I admired his style. To his and her families, friends and the real estate community I give my condolences. But, I'm honored I had the pleasure to meet and appreciate Oliver Frascona.


Carrie Manns
September 3, 2014 8:21:37 PM 
Oliver was such a great soul. He knew real estate law and he gave the best classes to make it fun and interesting for us. I attended many a class of his. He will be missed.


Susanna Haynie
September 3, 2014 8:01:13 PM 
A great soul serves everyone all the time.
A great soul never dies.
It brings us together again and again.
-Maya Angelou


Candis Chain
September 3, 2014 7:57:22 PM 
Deeply sadden by the sudden passing of Oliver. I send my condolences to Oliver family, colleagues, friends. I've spent many hours in Oliver's real estate classes, gaining his great knowledge, and laughing through most of the class. He made education fun. He will truly be missed by all.


On Behalf of All Colorado Realtors
September 3, 2014 6:52:04 PM 
Thank you and God Bless you for all that you've done for all of us, Mr. Frascona. The Colorado Real Estate Community salutes you, and the void without you is deep and felt by all. Rest in peace and God Bless you & all of your loved ones. Our deepest condolences to all of your family, friends, and colleagues. With heartfelt sympathy from us all - we will always remember the indelible footprint you made in our industry, and your charismatic mustached-smile you left with us all.


Stacey Schalk
September 3, 2014 6:51:55 PM 
I am so saddened to hear of Oliver's passing. His thoughtful work and dedication to the real estate community will be missed. I will miss his stories and guidance, in the classroom and in the work I do. He has left a lasting impression and I hope to live up to his legacy. Rest in peace, Oliver, Tori, Mason, Hunter and Austin. Much love and condolences to all their family and friends.


David Singleton
September 3, 2014 6:03:22 PM 
To a man who always had our backs, I thank you. You will be missed.


Judson Hite
September 3, 2014 5:54:48 PM 
My deepest condolences to Mr. Frascona's colleagues, mentees, family and friends. His was an indelible power upon the scope and practice of Colorado real property and brokerage law.


Sheila Donahue
September 3, 2014 5:51:56 PM 
Oliver, I will miss you so very much. You were such a good friend to me, always so kind. You were always there, when I had Real Estate questions. You always made me feel safe. You always taught me so much. You will be in my heart forever, I will never forget you.


Sandra E. King, ABR
September 3, 2014 5:34:43 PM 
Words cannot express how I feel about Oliver. Amazing instructor, mentor, and attorney that I also could consider a friend. I had an issue come up today with a client and realized I couldn't email or call "just to make sure". Thank you for all you have done for all Realtors, especially this one.


Steve Sandifer
September 3, 2014 5:27:32 PM 
We are blessed to have known you. Thank you for the words of wisdom, the encouragement and the confidence to move our industry forward.


Duane Lyman
September 3, 2014 5:15:32 PM 
One of the greatest instructors we ever had at A. J. Education. Very knowledgable and loved to debate with Tom. We will miss you !! Rest in Peace Oliver.


John Lewis - Loveland
September 3, 2014 4:57:32 PM 
Thanks for the relationship, Oliver. RIP.


Erin Morse
September 3, 2014 4:37:53 PM 
Oliver had a bigger than life personality that made people smile when he entered a room. He was a great attorney, great educator....and was proud to call him a friend. It's hard to believe something like this could happen to such a terrific guy. The real estate industry will never be the same without him. I will cherish the wonderful memories he brought me.


Mark D. Eskanos
September 3, 2014 4:15:44 PM 
Oliver, I will so miss celebrating our B-days on the same day! My friendship with you will forever be cherished. I met you when your Dad was my B-Law professor at CU! Lots of good times...summer parties, rock and rolling with your band, CAR and NAR conventions all over the US. Educating, encouraging and metoring me in my real estate career for 40 years! Thank you. More important, thank you for being the champion for the REALTOR "R". For all Colorado REALTORS-thank you. I will think of you often...always with smile. Rest my friend.


September 3, 2014 3:49:31 PM 
I know many people that I am "friendly" with but I only have a small handful of true friends. Oliver was one of them. I am going to miss him greatly. I am so very sad for the loss of all of them. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends and the community. Rest In Peace Dear Friend.


Rebecca A. Thompon
September 3, 2014 3:43:30 PM 
I am so shocked and saddened by the loss of Oliver. His integrity, charm, and wit was like none other. He was one of the most brilliant people I have ever been honored to have known. It is so hard to imagine the real estate community carrying on in the same way without him. He truly made our industry so much more. He was more than a lawyer, he was a beautiful, caring person. My prayers go out to his family and friends.


Kay Corken
September 3, 2014 2:30:51 PM 
Such an outstanding educator and man. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and with the family and friends of the others who lost their life that terrible day. All taken way to soon.


Sarah Roth
September 3, 2014 2:30:10 PM 
A heartbreaking and tragic loss for all that knew Oliver. He was a good man, teacher and friend to many. We will miss his humor, excellence and expertise.


Mary Beth Bonacci, CNE
September 3, 2014 1:46:00 PM 
Every time I sat in an Oliver Frascona class (which was OFTEN), I'd think "Everybody needs to see this." Not just real estate agents. Not just any kind of professionals. EVERYBODY! He was so brilliant, so hilarious, so entertaining. We were so lucky to have him. He certainly made me a better agent. I can't imagine real estate in Colorado without him. I can't look at a contract without thinking of him. Such a loss. All of his family and work family are in my prayers!


Elaine Ashby
September 3, 2014 1:37:42 PM 
So sorry for a life cut too short. Oliver was a terrific asset to so many. He will be missed. Condolences to all of the families of those who were lost.


Ronald D. Jung
September 3, 2014 1:26:20 PM 
We at Grund, Dagner & Jung send our best wishes and sympathies.


Bill Plein, Evergreen, Co.
September 3, 2014 1:01:46 PM 
Oliver was the real estate broker's strong advocate at the highest level, he was my Captain in real estate law.
His teaching skills were the best, as was his fathers.

"O' Captain! My Captain!
your fearful trip is done.
My Captain dose not answer".

RIP, All souls of that ill-fated flight.


Linda Spray
September 3, 2014 12:24:08 PM 
Forever in our hearts.

High Flight
"Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds -
and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of -
wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence.
Hovering there I've chased the shouting wind along
and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air.
"Up, up the long delirious burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
where never lark, or even eagle, flew;
and, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
the high untrespassed sanctity of space,
put out my hand and touched the face of God."

By John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
(A sonnet by John Gillespie Magee, an American pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force in the Second World War. He came to Britain, flew in a Spitfire squadron, and was killed at the age of nineteen on 11 December 1941 during a training flight.)


Linda Kerske
September 3, 2014 11:52:59 AM 
I am so sadden by this tragic news of the loss of such a wonderful man and those young lives that were with him. I had the pleasure of working for Oliver and thought the world of him. His sense of humor was such a pleasure. He was such a dynamic and classy guy who's personality filled a room. My sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.


Tod Franklin
September 3, 2014 11:26:22 AM 
My mentor and friend and brilliant educator.....You taught me everything I know!....Thank you and my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family!!!!....You will be missed beyond understanding!

Tod Franklin


Ed Baker
September 3, 2014 10:43:28 AM 
A brilliant mind, an engaging wit and an ability to impart knowledge in an entertaining way. His classes always ended too soon. Sadly so did his life...he will be sorely missed by a large family.


Lee Bilek
September 3, 2014 9:56:40 AM 
I shall always remember you within my heart for
all the kindness you had shown me throughout the
many years I was a real estate closer...I will
always remember Oliver!


Susan Byers
September 3, 2014 9:52:53 AM 
Oliver was a rare breed indeed. My condolences to his colleagues, friends and family. Although I did not know him personally, I learned so much from him over the years and always looked forward to his courses. He taught the "dry" stuff with plenty of humor, skill and passion and was a tireless advocate for our Profession. He will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace Oliver.


Jana Easley
September 3, 2014 9:37:10 AM 
It is with shock and remorse - and the deepest condolences for the firm, his friends and his family - that I write these words. Oliver was so passionate in his teachings, and I feel honored to have known and learned so much from him. He will be greatly missed.


Gene Neiges, GRI
September 3, 2014 9:01:22 AM 
I rarely made a move as a real estate broker without mentally consulting with Oliver. He was a friend and mentor to both my wife and myself, his loss is uncomprehensible.


Jeffrey D. Smith
September 3, 2014 8:46:27 AM 
I am very sad to learn of Oliver's passing. My wife, Margaret, and I met Oliver 10 years ago when we started as licensed real estate brokers. We learned so much about real estate law over the years, especially how to think about transactions and to structure contracts. His great sense of humor was very welcome in his lectures, it was like "a spoonful sugar helps the medicine go down", making the lectures not so dry. His personal advice to me on various matters helped me to improve my outlook on life and business.

We greatly enjoyed Oliver's annual bbq parties at his Erie home.

We will miss him.


DebraLee Koblos
September 3, 2014 8:45:13 AM 
I cannot begin to express the depth of my sadness. I want to thank Oliver for being there for me for the past 15 years, for directing me when needed, and for comforting and hugging me when I had a Bells Palsy attack and was terribly insecure. Thank you Oliver, for being such an incredible example of professionalism, humor, balance, and wit. Thank you for all that you added to my life, both personally and professionally. Yesterday, a client called for advice about their renter. Out of my mouth, without thought, came the phrase, "You-no-pay, You-no-stay". Immediately after saying it, I remembered that the phrase was yours. I've heard you say it many many times over the years.

I'll miss you, Oli. You've left a deep hollowness in the heart of the real estate community, and at the same time, you've left a pillar of wisdom that will carry forward for many years.


Rick Cavallaro
September 3, 2014 8:39:48 AM 
My sincere condolences go out to Oliver's friends, family and co-workers. He was a pillar of strength in our real estate community. He was an amazing teacher and a renowned attorney. He made us laugh, wonder, and look at our industry in a different way. But most of all, he made us think. For that and all the knowledge I received from him over the years, I will be forever grateful. May you rest in peace and thank you for all you gave to us.


Kent Mason Walters - Fountain, Colorado
September 3, 2014 7:41:34 AM 
There is love in my heart for Oliver Frascona. His passing is especially dispiriting despite the fact that we were simply acquaintances from the many hours of instruction time that I spent in his presence. It was evident from his words and manner that Oliver Frascona was a good man whose intellect, spirit and humanity transcended the flaws that we all possess. RIP


Keri Scott
September 3, 2014 7:28:41 AM 
I had the pleasure of attending a number of Mr. Frascona's classes, he was a remarkable educator. I was particularly impressed by his approachability and commitment to sharing his knowledge and supporting Realtors in their day to day work endeavors. He will be sorely missed.


Rene Sheridan (Moeglien)
September 3, 2014 7:04:00 AM 
I will never EVER forget Oliver...I went out of my way to attend classes with him...he had a way of teaching that made learning a pleasure. He tirelessly defended the real estate profession and fought for better contracts for us all. He was a generous and kind spirit who knew his craft inside and out and never gave up on educating real estate professionals to not only make their jobs easier but to better our industry as best as he could. He will never be forgotten, he will always be missed and I for one will always strive to be the best Realtor I can be partly because I knew Oliver Frascona. The world is not quite as bright without Oliver.


Phyllis M Claudson
September 3, 2014 5:18:05 AM 
Oliver's real estate teaching was one of the best. My real estate career benefitted from him for sharing his knowledge. May God hold him close and give comfort to his family and friends during the days to come. May he rest in peace.


September 3, 2014 1:36:47 AM 
I am very sorry for your loss.



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