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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