October 27, 1927 ~ September 8, 2019

Born in: Milwaukee, WI
Resided in: Highlands Ranch, CO

Dr. Edgar L. Makowski, 91, of Highlands Ranch; beloved husband of Patricia (deceased); beloved father of Peter (Cynthia) Makowski, Dr. James (Diane) Makowski, Ann (Jon Purk) Makowski, Mary (Kurt) Haeger, Thomas (Melanie Stanton) Makowski and Paul (Dawn) Makowski; beloved soul mate of Carolyn Stevens; grandfather of Matthew (Moira) Gould, Mark Gould , Gregory (Ali) Gould, Elizabeth Gould, Sarah (Vanessa Hermida) Haeger, Jacqueline (Derek) Pilkington, Kristen Haeger (Adam) Overstreet, Alexandra Makowski, Hayden Makowski, Alexis Makowski, Brock Makowski and Connor Makowski. Great grandfather of Jayce Gould, Devin Gould, D.J. Gould and Gabriel Gould.
Dr. Makowski served in the U.S. Army as Staff Sgt. 1946-47 when he was honorably discharged. He obtained his MD degree from Marquette School of Medicine in 1954. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Minnesota in 1959. Subsequently, he was appointed to the faculty at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine from 1959-1966.
He was awarded a special fellowship from National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Fetal Physiology at Yale University of Medicine 1963-64.
In 1966, he was appointed Associate Professor at University of Colorado School of Medicine and promoted to Professor in 1969. In 1976 he became Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Distinguished titles that Dr. Makowski held were:
Examiner of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1970-1985;
President of the School of Medicine faculty 1973-74, Secretary, division of maternal fetal medicine, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1973-1980;
Member of the editorial board, Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1974-78;
Chairman, committee establishing the University Physicians, Inc. (UPI), 1974;
President-elect, American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society, 1981-1982;
Chairman, NIH Human Embryology and Development study section, 1981-83;
Consultant, Fitzsimmons, William Beaumont and Brooke U.S. Army General Hospitals.
After his retirement in 1993 he remained very active in postgraduate education via Perinatal Resources, Inc., until 2012. He is the author or co-author of over 100 scientific publications.
Friends are welcome to join the family for the rosary and viewing Sunday, September 15. 5:00 PM at Horan and McConaty Mortuary, 1091 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver. Funeral Mass Monday, September 16, 10 AM at Church of the Risen Christ, 3060 S. Monaco Parkway. There will be a reception directly following mass. Entombment will follow the reception at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 12801 W. 44th Avenue, Wheat Ridge. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to the Edgar L. Makowski, MD, Patricia M. Makowski and Family Endowed Fund in Obstetrics and Gynecology, #0250141, University of Colorado Foundation, P.O. Box 17126, Denver, CO 80217-9155. Please share your condolences at www.HoranCares.com.


Recitation of the Rosary : September 15, 2019 5:00 pm

Horan & McConaty - South Denver
1091 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80246

Funeral Mass: September 16, 2019 10:00 am

Risen Christ Catholic Parish
3060 South Monaco Parkway
Denver, CO 80222


Reception: September 16, 2019 11:00 am

Risen Christ Catholic Parish
3060 South Monaco Parkway
Denver, CO 80222


Graveside Service: September 16, 2019 1:30 pm

Mount Olivet Cemetery
12801 W. 44th Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

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  1. Peter, I am sorry to have just read your father’s obituary. He was an amazing man and I’m sure you will all miss him. I hope that you and your family are all well.

  2. I was friends with Dr. Makowski’s son Peter, in the early 1970’s. Dr. Makowski was the best person that I was able to look up to. He was not only a good father, he was a good husband and a superb doctor. I respected him like no one else. I know so many people will miss him,his knowledge,his wisdom, his compassion and his guidance. I am sorry to hear of his passing,but I know that the Good Lord,has welcomed him in to his arms in Heaven. God Bless you Dr. Makowski, and Bless all of your family. May you Rest In Peace. Ronald Hart

  3. The labor and delivery nurses from University Hospital during the time that Dr. Makowski was chair of the dept, send our heartfelt condolescences to the family on your loss. As the news started to make the rounds, we connected by texting and telling the fun stories of our careers with Dr. Makowski. But I will perhaps remember best the time that he stood up for me and supported me during a personal and professional low point, telling me I could call him any time of the day or night and he would be there for me. That taught me a lesson about being a friend and I will forever be grateful. Rest in peace. Your friends, Debby Davis, Rhonda Hallman, Michele Vriesman, Kathy Boyle and many other nurses.

  4. Thomas,
    I just saw and read the obit for your father Dr. Makowski. He had an impressive and accomplished career! (The year that he became a chairman at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, 1976, is the year that I began working at the same institution, as you and I have talked about). We are sorry to hear that he has passed away, and realize that you did a lot to help him in the last several years. I know that you will always have great memories of your excellent father.

  5. Phil and I send our condolences . We know how difficult it is to lose a parent. We wish you God’s comfort and graces.

    God Bless you and your family.

    Phil and Mary Beth


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