Gideon J Spaar

April 13, 1979 ~ July 16, 2021 (age 42)


Gideon James Spaar was born on April 13, 1979 in Denver, Colorado. He passed away at age 42 on July 16th, 2021 at his home in Seattle, WA. He recently relocated to Seattle from Las Vegas to be with his Fiancé, Matt Gray.

Those left to honor his memory include his Mother, Susan Spaar; Father, Arthur Gideon Spaar; Brother, Michael Spaar; Fiancé, Matt Gray and countless family and friends.

Gideon is amazing! He is loved by so many, he was such a giving and loving man and warmed up a room with this presence. His infectious laugh would make people laugh, smile and was guaranteed to brighten your day. He was incredible intelligent and could do anything he put his mind to. He loved traveling, cooking, making his famous cheesecake and going out to nice restaurants with his Fiancé.

Before moving to Las Vegas and then to Seattle, Gideon was a leading figure in the Denver bowling community. He was the director of the Denver International Gay and Lesbian Invitational Tournament (DIGLIT) and played key roles in a number of bowling leagues, including as president of Friday Night Mixed. Gideon also taught bowling to people of all ages. He was also the director for the recent International Gay Bowling Organization (IGBO) in May 2021.


“Though lovers be lost love shall not;

And death shall have no dominion”

-Dylan Thomas


His Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 28th starting at 4pm at Holiday Lanes Colorado (10350 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, CO 80215). Which will also include a Virtual Option. Please RSVP and track updates via

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A Gideon Spaar Memorial Fund has been setup via 

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