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Florian Barth

Kumpf Motor Car Company

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Florian Barth’s drive to excel and help out his fellow man extends back several decades. In the 1940s, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps to serve his country as a pilot. When he returned to civilian life, he earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver.

In 1959, Florian bought Kumpf Motors Lincoln Mercury from Arthur Kumpf, who had been a Denver dealer since 1919. Barth was president and owner of Kumpf Motor Car Company for 40 years before his son, David, assumed ownership. The Kumpf business operated at Broadway and 9th Avenue until moving to 5000 S. Broadway.

Florian served on numerous boards including Havern Center and National Jewish Hospital. He was one of the original members of Castle Pines Golf Club and served as a vice chairman of the International Golf Tournament. He loved sports and was a founding member of the Flatirons Club (CU football booster club). He was Colorado’s nominee for the 1984 TIME Quality Dealer of the Year award.

Beloved husband of Virginia, Florian Barth passed away in 2004, at the age of 85. He is survived by his sister, Kathleen Beatty of Overland Park, Kansas, a son David (Leslie Barth) and daughters, Susan Dukes and Lise (Ric Bellmar) and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Florian Barth
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