John T. Law, age 73, was born March 12, 1950, in Heidelberg, Germany to Eugene and Julia Law and died December 17, 2023, at a rehabilitation hospital in Colorado Springs. He moved to Colorado Springs in May following a previous hospital stay in Nebraska. He had been coping with numerous health issues over the last ten years. Fortunately, by living just ten minutes away we were able to maximize our time spent together during his last seven months. Colorado Springs is a city that he loved, and he enjoyed his mountain view during his final days. He also enjoyed camping, exploring, movies, laughter, and making others laugh.
JT is survived by his son, Derek Law; two grandchildren; and his two sisters: Mary Geibel and Corrie Keane.
As a young man, JT served honorably as an environmental control systems aircraft mechanic in the Air Force from 1968 – 1972 deploying into Vietnam and the surrounding areas throughout the war. After his military service, JT worked until retirement for Burlington Northern railroad in Lincoln, Nebraska. His primary role consisted of Rail Yard Clerk and had many heavy equipment operator responsibilities.
He was a loving and generous father, a helpful brother, and to many, a kind friend. The ceremony to celebrate JT’s life will be held in summer of 2024, date forthcoming, with Military Honors at the Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 East Fountain Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910 followed by an inurnment at Pikes Peak National Cemetery, 10545 Drennan Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80925.
We extend our deepest gratitude to the friends, family, and caregivers who have offered their support and love. JT will be deeply missed but forever remembered in our hearts. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Pikes Peak United Way or the PLACE in Colorado Springs.