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Ralph J. "Butch" Colvin III, age 57, of Erie, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at Alleghany General Hospital.
He was born in Erie on August 27, 1956, a son of Ralph Jr. and Jean Pollock Colvin, of Erie.
He graduated from Strong Vincent High School. Ralph was employed at Bay City Forge for 33 years.
He was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church.
He was an avid sports fan of all sports, especially the Cleveland Browns and the San Francisco Giants.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Ralph Sr. and Mabel Colvin and James and Mary Pollock; a brother-in-law, David Hawley; and a grandmother-in-law, Anna Hynes.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Susan Hawley Colvin, whom he married on July 23, 1977; two daughters, Pamela Colvin and Rechelle Colvin and her fiancé Chuck Bynum; four grandchildren, Marissa, Trevor, Skylar, and Jayden "J.J."; two brothers, James L. Colvin, and Dennis M. Colvin and his wife Melanie; one sister, Melody Litzenberg and her husband Ward; his in-laws, Richard Hawley and Dolores Hawley Zeigler; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Burton Westlake Funeral Home, 3801 W. 26th Street, Erie, PA 16506, on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., and are invited to attend a service there on Monday at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. Brian Moran officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Regional Cancer Center, 2500 West 12th St., Erie, PA 16505, or the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.
Published in the Erie Times-News on Feb. 21, 2014