Frank Edlin

Obituary of Frank Edward Edlin

Frank E. Edlin, Jr.
03/15/1938- 4/16/2023

Frank Edlin passed away peacefully on April 16th at the age of 85. He was born and graduated from high school in Wilmington, Delaware. He got his Bachelor’s degree of Science in agriculture from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. During this time, he met Carol and they got married. Frank continued college and got his Master’s degree of Science in agriculture while enrolling in ROTC. After graduation they moved to Maryland to enter the army at Fort Detrick for two years. 

Frank and Carol moved back to Fort Collins and Frank started his long career of 40 years working in higher education in Colorado, including Colorado State University for 5 years, Western State College for 19 years as their Director of Computer Science, and then at the University of Colorado at Denver for 16 years, where he retired as Assistant Vice Chancellor of Computer, Information & Networking Services.

When he wasn’t working, Frank loved fishing, growing vegetables (especially tomatoes), traveling to Alaska, and being a devoted member of his church.  Frank is joining his son, Mike, in Heaven. He is survived by Carol, his wife of 63 years, and his daughter, Laura, and his brother, John. Frank’s ashes will be spread near the Edlin family cabin outside Gunnison.

Memorial services will be held on May 13th at Shepherd of the Hills Church in Lakewood at 1:00pm; a reception at the church will follow.


Since Frank and Carol and their son and daughter all graduated from Colorado State University (and that is where their daughter met her husband, too), in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to­­­­­­­­­­­­ the following CSU Foundation: “Please support agriculture students with memorial gifts made payable and mailed to CSU Foundation, P.O. Box 1870, Fort Collins, CO 80522 with "In memory of Frank Edlin" in the memo line. Gifts will support the Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Scholarship in the College of Agricultural Sciences.” Thank you.


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Memorial Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday, May 13, 2023
Shepard of the Hills Church
11500 West 20th Avenue
Lakewood, Colorado, United States
Reception at the church to follow service.
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