Donald J. Colbert | Obituary


NORWOOD – The funeral of Donald J. Colbert, 74, resident of 329 Douglas Road, Norwood, will be held on Saturday May 28, 2022 at 2 p.m. at the Christian Fellowship Center in Madrid with Pastor Ben Levendusky presiding. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Norwood, after services. Family and friends can call the Christian Fellowship Center on Friday, May 27 from 3-7 p.m. Mr. Colbert died Monday afternoon at his home surrounded by his family.

Donald is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sandra; Norwood; his three sons, Donald “DJ” and Janel Colbert, Norwood; Derek and Sandi Colbert, Glennville, Georgia; Daniel Colbert, Norwood; his two daughters, Deanna and Andy Dennis, Norwood and Dorie and Peter Reiter, Norwood; his 24 beloved grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and one brother, Larry and Sandy Colbert, Norwood as well as several nieces and nephews. Donald was predeceased by his parents and three brothers, Douglas, Gerald and just a week ago, David Colbert.

Born in Potsdam, NY on June 14, 1947, the son of the late Donald and Marjorie Daggett Colbert, Don graduated from Norwood-Norfolk Central School and entered the United States Air Force, serving his country from 1966 to 1970. He served married Sandra Waite on July 11, 1970 and together they raised five children. He attended the Bricklayers Labor Union and worked as a bricklayer for many years until he started his own construction business. Don then went to work at ALCOA in Massena, working until his retirement in 2007 after 17 years. After retirement, Don worked at the Christian Fellowship Center in the maintenance field, as Don was very talented and loved to tinker and fix things. He communicated at the Christian Fellowship Center and enjoyed going camping at Sevey’s Corners. He loved being outdoors, whatever he was doing, it could be chopping wood, hunting, fishing or working on the farm. Above all, Don’s real pleasure came when he was with his family, that was most important to him. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Don’s memory may be made to the following local organizations, Operation Greatful Nation, 407 St. Hwy 131, Massena, NY 13662; at www.warfighteradvance.org or the Christian Fellowship Center Pantry and memories and condolences can be shared online at www.buckfuneralhome.com. Buck Funeral Home serves the family of Donald J. Colbert.

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