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Edwin David Colwell


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Edwin David Colwell Obituary
Colwell, Edwin David
Edwin "David" Colwell, age 87, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, April 15, 2018. He was born on March 14, 1931 in Vinton, Ohio to the late Everett and Grace (Kincaid) Colwell. David was a proud OSU grad, the first college graduate in his family. He was in ROTC/Air Force and after graduation served as a pilot flying over the Sea of Japan bringing food to the US military on clean up duty in Korea after the end of the Korean War. After his honorable discharge as a Captain, David returned to Ohio and married his first wife Janice Fike in Ashland, Ohio. They had 2 dear daughters, Cappi and Camilla. After 22 years of marriage, Janice passed in 1983. Professionally David began his career with The Kroger Company, first in the bakery, then through the ranks until he headed up the "Cookies, Crackers and Snacks Division." (very popular with all the kids in the neighborhood!) It was during this time in the early '70's that David began developing his real estate business, focusing on housing for Ohio State students. E. David's Properties continues today housing students annually, thousands over almost 40 years. David was a very popular landlord receiving Valentine's Day cards and invitations to his renters' graduation parties. He loved the students and was so proud of their accomplishments! David enjoyed traveling the world with his wife Jolene, knowing no stranger, relishing different cultures/ traditions and always ready to plan the next trip. They loved Europe, Eastern Europe (Poland, Czech) and their 30 years of Mexico beach vacations where they had so many loving friends. There was no more passionate an OSU sports fan than David. He held season tickets for football and basketball. He and best bud Harvey were always sure that their coaching expertise could help the Bucks win! There was no more passionate a family man than David. He was so proud of all family accomplishments. He so loved his family! He will be missed beyond imagining by his wife of 30 years, Jolene Moritz Molitoris; and his children, Cappi, Camilla/spouse, Harold, Jill, Jay, spouse, Catherine; grandchildren, Calina, Devin and Eilis; and his sister, Catherine; and his beloved dogs, Choo Choo and Teddy. Family will receive family and friends 4-7 PM on Friday, April 20, 2018 at SCHOEDINGER WORTHINGTON CHAPEL, 6699 North High Street, Worthington, Ohio 43085, where a funeral service will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, April 21, 2018. During visitation on Friday, at about 6 pm, the Air Force Honor Guard will present the colors and flag to honor David. Finally Jolene and family want to extend heartfelt thanks to OSU's The James Cancer Center, Hematology Team, Dr. Bhatnagar and Dr Quinn Capers, Cardiology, Ross Heart Hospital. who gave David such incredible loving care. Anyone who wishes may contribute to OSU's The James,Hematology/Cardiology in lieu of flowers. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.schoedinger.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Apr. 18 to Apr. 20, 2018
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