A noted Colorado gasoline business entrepreneur and prominent figure in the Denver Jewish community died last week. Harold Grueskin, 92, is remembered by loved ones as a man who worked hard to better his community.

Harold was an active and consistent supporter of the JCC, and was a fierce advocate and benefactor of the Shalom Baby program, which he and wife Rosie (who passed away in 2014) supported for many years. Not only did Harold see enormous value for the community in the Shalom Baby program, he also viewed his participation as a means to inspire young families to become donors and support important community institutions.

Harold was celebrated for his generosity. An incomparable fund-raiser himself, he is widely quoted for his ability to encourage people to donate by asking them to “Give until you feel good!” And also cautioning them to “Not feel good too easily!”

Harold is survived by his four children: Linda Niven, Sally Kaplan, Mark Grueskin and William Grueskin. He was predeceased by his first wife, Charlotte Grueskin, and his second wife, Roslyn Hepner Grueskin. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The JCC family extends its condolences and support to the extended Grueskin family.

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