Winston Colby

Winston O. Colby, 85 husband of Almeda, Father of Seth, Todd and Peter, Grandfather of Shane, Emma, and Sarah, Father-in-Law to Jane Colby, passed away Saturday September 14, 2013.  Known as “Pops” to his grandchildren, he is remembered as a kind, honest, honorable, champion of the underdog.  He loved his family, nature, animals, and big band swing music.  He was a licensed pilot and a veteran of WWII where he served in Japan. A Graduate of Northwestern University School of Journalism, he went on to have a successful career in media sales spanning 50 years. An avid follower of current events and world issues he had philanthropic interests in numerous charitable causes, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, Native American Education, Animal Rights, Human Rights, The Salvation Army, and The Northfield Township Food Pantry.  In lieu of flowers and gifts, donations being accepted by any of the above charities. Military Honors will be performed at 1pm on Friday, October 4, 2013 at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 Hoff Rd., Elwood. Everyone is asked to meet at the Information Center at 12:45 pm.

 

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  1. Almeda and family-sending prayers and love for your loss.it was so nice to visit with you at Carolyn’s. Elaine

  2. Dear Almeda, Seth, Todd and Peter What a wonderful remembrance of Win, all the things that ment something to him were there. Looking at his marvelous picture I am having difficulty believing he is no longer with us. I hope he is enjoying his music with John up there on CLOUD 9. Love to you all, Gert

  3. Dear Ones – It’s hard to believe we will not see this smiling face on this earth again, but what ever beliefs we have we know something is waiting. My thoughts are with all of you and hope that your sadness will be replaced with memories of husband,father, pops,friend. My love Carolyn

  4. John and Suzan Flynn

    Almeda, Seth, Todd and Peter, Each of you needs to know our thoughts are with you during this time. This profound loss is a terrible sadness. Be strong and kind to one another. Love to all Suzan

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