Cedaredge resident Morty Baran died Oct. 6, 2017, while visiting his daughter in Massachusetts. He was 81.
He was born in Bronx, N.Y., on Aug. 8, 1936.
He moved to Los Angeles, Calif., in the early 1970s to work in film and advertising. He worked for Jay Chiat and Lee Clow at Chait/Day. In the late 1980s he moved to Richmond, Va., to work for The Martin Agency. He served as head of the TV broadcast department.
In 2003, he retired to his 70-acre ranch in Hotchkiss. In 2014, he and his wife Amy helped open 4B's Brewery in Cedaredge and they recently finished building their dream home in Cedaredge.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Amy; children, David, Daniel and Mindy; and four grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held in June 2018.
During a preliminary hearing in Delta District Court on Tuesday, Jan. 15, Judge Steven Schultz found probable cause for second degree murder charges against Heather Jones.
Jones previously faced three counts in the shooting of Ryan Redifer in Paonia on Jan. 12, 2018 -- assault in the first degree, assault in the second degree and violation of a protection order.