SMETHPORT, Pa. -
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Gordon James Colton, 71, of Smethport, died Sunday (Oct. 6, 2013) in UPMC, Hamot, Erie, surrounded by his family.
He was born July 17, 1942, in Erie, a son of Gordon D. and Dorothy Burg Colton. On Aug. 24, 1963, in St. George Church, Erie, he married Joanne H. Zipper, who survives.
Mr. Colton was a graduate of Academy High School, class of 1960, in Erie, and attended Gannon University.
Mr. Colton was the vice president of marketing and sales of Rubber Fab Technologies of New Jersey before he retired.
He was an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Smethport, the Bradford Club, the Woodcutters Group, was a former member of the Smethport Country Club, a former member of the Smethport Borough Council and belonged to the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE).
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Dorothy Colton of Sun City Center, Fla.; a daughter, Lara E. (Abra Poindexter) Colton of Omaha, Neb.; two sons, G. Brian (Joan) Colton of Conover, N.C., and Kyle J. (Amy) Colton of Alexandria, Va.; two grandsons, G. Thomas Colton and John A. Colton; and a sister, Dr. Jan C. Colton of Rushville, Neb.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday (Oct. 10, 2013) from the Trinity Lutheran Church, Smethport, with the Rev. Larry Scofield officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to McKean County SPCA, 80 Glenwood Ave., Bradford, PA 16701; or the Trinity Lutheran Church, Smethport, PA 16749.
Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., Smethport.
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc.
2 Bank Street Smethport, PA 16749
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Oct. 9, 2013