Richard "Rick," age 82, of Glen Rock, formerly of Fair Lawn, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, April 22, 2014, at the Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Marilyn Mendelsohn Colton and the late Ann S. Colton. Devoted father of Michele E. Green and her spouse MJ Paulison and his loving stepchildren, Steven A. Mendelsohn and his spouse Wallie Pagunsan, Linda J. Mayer and her spouse Abby and Wendy E. Padykula and her spouse David. Proud grandfather of Daniel and Emily Mayer and Elizabeth and Rebecca Padykula. Rick earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and his MBA Degree at New York University
. Rick was Vice President of Purchasing at Merrill Lynch in New York City. He served and was a First Lieutenant in the Army ROTC during the Korean War
and was stationed at the Pentagon in Washington, DC. Rick was a member of the Masonic Order in Queens, NY, a member of the Glen Rock Activities Club where he served as Treasurer and Membership Chairman, the Fair Lawn Drug Abuse Counsel, and a member of SAM which is the society for the advancement of management. As a hobby, Rick enjoyed photography and all types of music and was an avid NY Yankees and NY Giants fan. Rick's true ambition was to become a medical doctor but was unable to fulfill his dream because of his fathers' illness. Rick loved working on computers and medical books. Services will be 11 AM Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Louis Suburban Chapel, 13-01 Broadway (Route 4 West), Fair Lawn, NJ. Burial will follow at Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge, NJ. Memorial donations in memory of Richard (Rick) Colton may be made to the
or the Christian Health Care Center, 309 Sicomac Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481.