Joe Coors Jr. dies

By Christy Steadman

Joe Coors, Jr., a businessman and one-time congressional candidate, died on Sept. 15 at the age of 74.

He was the great grandson of Adolph Coors, founder of the beer empire which began with a brewery in Golden in 1873.

Spanning a career with CoorsTek Inc. — beginning in 1973 according to the company website, Joe Coors held numerous positions with the company, including president, CEO and chairman of the board. He retired in 2000 at the age of 58.