Sean Patrick Clancy of Steamboat Springs lost his life doing what he loved, skiing in the backcountry, and was caught in an avalanche on Farwell Mountain in North Routt County March 18, 2001.
Sean was born April 17, 1966 in Troy, New York to John T. Clancy and Diane (Hollis) Clancy of Albany, NY. Sean was a 1984 graduate of Troy High School, and attended the Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, Vt. He lived in Steamboat Springs since 1988, and for the past six to seven years was employed with Drahota Construction Co. of Steamboat Springs. He was an entrepeneur, owning an interior design business called Well Done Interiors.
Sean was a snowmaker and ski patroller with Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp., and was a lumberjack. He had a great love for photography, fishing and hunting. Sean was loved by many and will be remembered for his love for life, people and the outdoors. He was a true mountain man, a gentle giant and a beautiful human being.
He is survived by his mother and father; a brother, Brendan Clancy; and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Hollis.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Clancy.
The funeral Mass was celebrated March 24, 2001 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Steamboat Springs. Monsignor George Schroeder presided. A cremation has taken place. Petersen Funeral Home of Steamboat made the funeral arrangements.
Memorial's in Sean's name may b sent to Routt County Search and Rescue, P.O. Box 772837, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.