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COLGAN, James William

James William Colgan, born June 3, 1943 in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Died April 18, 2014 at home in Phelan, California.
Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Christa Colgan, son Michael Colgan, father Lawrence James Colgan and sister Ellen Gallagher.

He is survived by daughter Michelle Colgan, grandson
Steven Colgan, Mother Eleanor Cirigliano, brothers Lawrence Colgan and Richard Hemsworth and Sisters Lorena Knisley, Kim Baiz and Meredyth Taylor.

Jim attended and graduated from El Monte High School in 1961. He served in the Army from 3/23/65- 10/6/67 and was Honorably Discharged as a SGT E-5. He served with the 24th Inf Div, Military Police Company in Germany within the Sentry Dog Platoon.

Jim met his wife Christa in Germany and they married in 1967. They made their home in the San Gabriel Valley where he worked as a machinist for many years before relocating to the High Desert. He received the Silver Snoopy Award from NASA on 3/3/1989. Jim won this award as an outstanding effort contributing to the success of manned space flight missions by machining critical parts and difficult proto-type development work. We love you and will miss you.

Services to be held on Monday, 4/28 at 11 am at the Desert View Funeral Home in Victorville.
Published in San Gabriel Valley Tribune on Apr. 26, 2014
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