Anthony “Tony” Colyn
6-18-1920 ~ 6-29-2011
Anthony “Tony” Colyn, Jr. passed away June 29, 2011 at St. Francis Hospital.
Born June 18, 1920, in Colorado Springs (at the same St. Francis Hospital), Tony was a lifelong Colorado resident, where he was a farmer and farm implement dealer in Walsenburg until moving back to Colorado Springs in 1965. In Colorado Springs he worked as Parts Manager for Baldridge Implement Company until his retirement.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Shirley Colyn, also a lifelong Colorado Springs resident of 85 years; two sons, James of Fairfield Glade, TN, and David of Fairfield, CA; a daughter, Leah Beth Cook of Goliad, TX; stepson, Dale Colbert of Colorado Springs; and stepdaughter Colleen Kulhamer of Allentown, PA. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and 9 great, great grandchildren.
Tony graduated from Huerfano County High School in Walsenburg, and later enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1942, serving his country as radar mechanic bomb specialist. He was awarded the American Theater Ribbon World War II Victory Medal and National Service Ribbon before his honorable discharge in 1945.
Tony was an avid bowler, active in three leagues almost until his 91st birthday. To his many bowling friends, which he considered his extended family, he bids a “final farewell and good bowling.”
The farewell service was held at Swan-Law Funeral Directors on Friday, July 1, 2011 at 12 pm. Interment was at Memorial Gardens following the farewell service.
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