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William Albert Colgate

1928 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
William Albert Colgate Obituary
William Albert Colgate

AGE: 88 • Wilmington

Former Kearny,New Jersey resident William Albert Colgate passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, October 7, 2016. William was born on July 9, 1928 and grew up in Harrison, NJ. He lived most of his life in Kearny, NJ before moving to Wilmington, DE in 2010.

William is preceded in death by his son, Robert Colgate; and parents, Albert and Estelle (Niedzinski) Colgate. He is survived by his wife Masuko ("Betty"); son, David Colgate (Cassandra); daughters, Cynthia Searls (Brian) and Janice Colgate (Jim); sister, Dolores Dwyer (John) and brother, John Colgate (Betty). He is also survived by his grandchildren, Lorraine Caputo (Vito), Brian Searls (Kaitlyn), Jonathan Searls, Cassandra Lawrence (David), Diana Searls, Amanda Searls and D.J.Colgate; six great grandchildren, Dominick, Tina, Gianna, Isabella, Anabelle and Matthew.

William is a United States Army veteran, Sargent, First Class, who served our country during the Korean War. He loved his family dearly and nothing made him happier than spending time with all of them. He had a great love of all types of music and enjoyed taking pictures. He will forever be remembered as the family photographer.

The family would like to thank the Veterans Hospital in Wilmington for their great care and support especially during the week before his passing. We also want to thank the staff at Gilpin Hall in Wilmington for the wonderful care they provided to William these past five months.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held privately.

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Published in The News Journal on Oct. 12, 2016
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