Robert Michael McCrudden, 30 years of age, passed away on Tuesday, 12/20/22. He is survived by his father Michael Francis McCrudden, his mother Karen Marie McCrudden, his sister Kaitlyn Michelle McCrudden, his brother Michael Francis McCrudden, his grandmother Mary Grenville Burke, and his faithful and loving best friend Cal.

Robert is also survived by his aunts and uncles: Robert (Bobby) McCrudden (Barbara Oro), Mary (Mike) Cotter, Steven McCrudden, Diane O’Brien, Barbara (Glenn) Mansfield, John (Brandy) Burke, Daniel Burke, James (Cathy) Burke, Patricia (Ronald) Bishop.

And his cousins: Jennifer Milidantri, Christina Madigan, James Cotter, Sean Cotter, Samantha O’Brien, Nicole O’Brien, Amanda O’Brien, Melissa Caldwell, Ryan Mansfield, Kristin Mansfield, Sean Burke, Ronald Bishop.

Robert was born on August 3rd 1992 in Boulder, Colorado to Mike and Karen McCrudden and grew up in Louisville, Colorado.  Robert graduated from Monarch High School in 2011 and continued his education at Metro State University in Denver. Coaching basketball was his true passion, but Robert also worked as a Real Estate agent, and was committed to finding and providing housing opportunities for various friends, family members and new acquaintances that reached out to him for housing needs.

Robert had a love for basketball and people like no other and was a dedicated friend and mentor to many.  He was the starting guard for Monarch High School and began coaching basketball immediately following his high school graduation.  He has touched and enhanced the lives of many young athletes that he had the opportunity to coach over the past eleven years.  An avid player and competitor himself, he spent many years at the Louisville recreation center draining 3 pointers and breaking ankles.  His incredible talent for building relationships, coaching youth basketball and playing basketball will be remembered for many years to come.

Robert was competitive in all aspects of his life, a kind and loyal son, brother, and friend, and loved his family above all else. We know he is looking down on all the lives that he has touched and wishing they will become the best at what inspires each and everyone of them.

There will be a celebration of Robert’s life on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023 at Ascent Church at 1:00pm:

550 McCaslin Blvd
Louisville, CO

In lieu of flowers we invite you to make a donation to Ascent Church or one of your favorite charities in Robert’s name.

20 thoughts on “Robert McCrudden”

  1. I am sorry for your loss. You were such an influence on who I am. You will be missed by everyone.

    Mario Garcia

  2. My sincerest sympathies for your family’s loss. I was so lucky to have been able to get close with Rob both on/off the court.

  3. The first day I took my son to try out for Titans we walked into the building and immediately got lost. We didn’t know where to go and it made my son even more nervous for tryouts. All of a sudden Rob pops out from around a corner and somehow knew exactly what to do. While he walked us in the right direction he immediately captured our attention with his own introduction, questions to my son about basketball, and a sincere boost of motivation for tryouts. I’ve never forgotten that amazing entry into the Titans experience and that it was uniquely Rob.

  4. Moving to Denver on my own, my community was pretty small and I was fortunate to get connected with the Colorado Titans. At the first event, Robbie introduced himself to me and was easily the most outgoing and friendly person in the gym. Rob introduced me to the other coaches, gave me great advice on how to handle the kids I was coaching, and truly felt like my brother within this weird beautiful family I needed. He introduced me to his high school friends, and all the guys he would invite for weekly pickup basketball runs. Robbie even reached out to me and invited me to spend the holidays with him & his family when I couldn’t travel across the country to be with mine, bringing me to the Thanksgiving football game he organized and Baileys at Christmas. It’s hard to see Rob’s departure from us as anything but heartbreaking, but it’s not as hard to take the lessons Rob gave us and live with those in mind. I know personally, beyond everything I learned on the court, I know I’ll push myself a little harder to be the inclusive connecting friend, bringing in others and making them feel welcome with Rob gone. The world feels a whole lot emptier without him, but I’m gonna do my best to fill it with his joy. I know I’ll try to approach every day with a smile, and not take myself to seriously, enjoying when my friends make fun of me for arguing something stupid like an out of bounds or kicked ball violation. I know the passion I’ll keep bringing to help the generation after me receive the great coaching and role models Robbie and I were so lucky to have had. And who knows, I might even record a ridiculous little rap song so when I’m gone my friends can hear my voice & feel like I’m still with them. Because Robbie will always be with me, and I hope he continues to live on through the love and joy all who knew him were able to witness, idolize, and hopefully live up to.

  5. Thoughts and prayers to the McCrudden family. Rob was a great friend, a great teammate, and always had a smile on his face. We all will miss him. Rest in peace Rob!

  6. May God bless his soul and may he rest in peace until we see him again on the flip side. My sympathy and condolences to Robert’s family, friends and all who will miss him dearly.

  7. You will be missed my man. I always wondered why your shoes were always ripped up and I almost bought you a couple pair until I finally asked ‘why’. You told me it’s just the way I play and coach and I go through shoes like no other. Once I got to know you and your coaching style, I could see why those shoes were so ‘well worn’. The kids will miss your energy and passion about all things; not just the basketball.

    Love and prayers to the McCrudden family, the Titan’s family, and friends as well. We lost a good one.

  8. Prayers to the McCrudden family – words cannot describe the loss of Robert. He was so full of life and his smile was cherished by so many throughout the years. Robert’s passion for all sports was contagious including mentoring kids in basketball. He was part of our extended family and we love all of you so much. The memories of Robert will keep him alive in our hearts forever.

  9. David and I send you our love and sincere condolences. May he live forever in your hearts. You are in our thoughts.

  10. I always called him Uncle Rob because that is what he was to so many people. The uncle you always wanted to be around, who pushed you to be better but at the same time would always have you laughing. Thankful to have Rob in our lives! Rest in Peace my friend.

  11. Our entire family is saddened by your loss. May the memories of all the great times you shared with Robert comfort your family.

  12. We were so saddened to hear about Robert’s passing. We send our love and prayers to the McCrudden family. Robert was clearly loved by everyone who had the good fortune to know him.

  13. We were so privileged to have Robbie coach our son for many years in Titans. Robbie was truly an amazing young man and poured his heart into the boys. There were so many games that he coached that he would be sweating as much or more than the boys because of all of the positive energy he gave them from the bench. He believed in each and every one of them and helped them all be better basketball players and better human beings. I know he is still looking out for all of his boys

    Our hearts and prayers go out to all of his family and friends. He touched the lives of so many people and will be greatly missed.

  14. Still have trouble finding words for this loss. Thank you Robert for being a great friend and influence to many of us young guys here in Louisville/superior area especially. Cheers to you brother, may your name and energy be carried for years to come. We will always love you❤️❤️❤️

  15. I am so sorry for this loss- and wish peace and solace to the numerous people who miss you. Robert- you were so very loved.

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