John “Jack” Raffloer, a Colorado Springs resident since 1968, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2012.
He was born on July 20, 1926 to Louis and Elizabeth (Manning) Raffloer in Forest Hill, New York. He was the founder and director of the Broadmoor Learn to Skate program for 26 years and was formerly the Director of the Learn to Skate program at Mark “Pa” Sertich Ice Center. He is a National, World, and Olympic Coach. To his credit are many figure skating champions, but he himself was an accomplished figure skater. He entertained thousands with the well-known Sonja Henie, Barbara Ann Scott, and his skating partner, Jerry Mapes in Centre Theater and Hollywood Ice Revue.
Jack is survived by his nephew, Miles Silberman.
A memorial service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 9 El Pomar Road.