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Michael Colbert (1945 - 2013)

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G. Michael Colbert "The Colonel"

May 14, 1945

March 26, 2013

Born in Reno NV, Mike moved with his parents to San Francisco at 7 years old. Both parents Mildred and Giles Colbert, preceded him in death.

After High School, Mike joined the Air Force where he honorably served for four years. An avid sports fan, he loved to play and watch golf. San Francisco Giants and 49ers never had a more passionate fan!

Mike worked in food sales for many years, and eventually moved back to Reno, and worked for U.S. Foods for the past 17 years. He loved his job and the people he worked with - a great spirited man who simply loved life and laughter.

Mike is survived by his true love, Teresa Schwartzman, many cousins - closest (Maddie Bass and Cheri McLaughlin) in the Bay Area, countless great friends, inside and outside of work, his stepchildren, Kristie Guilmartin , Kari Bonanno, Kim Case, Kevin Franco , and his 13 grandchildren.

He was a true gentleman, with a wonderful heart - all of us will miss him terribly.

At Mike's request, there will be no memorial service, but a "Celebration of Life" will be held at the Bully's Sports Bar and Grill, 2898 Vista Blvd. Sparks, Sunday, 3/31 from 2pm to 5pm.

Published in Reno Gazette-Journal from Mar. 30 to Mar. 31, 2013
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