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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. 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, memorials to any of the above charities would be appreciated. Military Honors will be performed at 1pm on Friday, October 4, 2013 at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Rd., Elwood. Everyone is asked to meet at the Information Center at 12:45 pm. For info: Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care, 630-445-1439.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from Sept. 22 to Sept. 24, 2013
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