Gregory G. Colomb
Gregory G. Colomb, 60, of Charlottesville, died on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at his home, of natural causes.
He was born on September 5, 1951, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Raoul Anthony Colomb and Mary Wiemann Colomb. He was preceded in death by his father, and friends, Joseph M. Williams, Wayne C. Booth and Francis X. Kinahan.
Gregory earned his BA at Rice University, and his MA and PhD at the University of Virginia. He was Director of Writing Programs at University of Virginia. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Sandra S. Colomb; three daughters, Robin Colomb Sugiura and her husband, Akihiko, of Stanford, California, Karen Colomb of Charlottesville and Lauren Colomb of Charlottesville; his mother, Mary Colomb; two brothers, Daniel Colomb and his wife, Debi, and Jerry Colomb and his wife, Beth; and many friends, including Bob Davis, Joan Steck, and Jon D'errico. His family will host a viewing and visitation from 5 until 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2011, at Hill and Wood Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, October 15, 2011, at the Hill and Wood Chapel, with Father Stephen Alcott officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Little Red School House. Friends may send condolences to the family at www.hillandwood.com.
This obituary was originally published in the Daily Progress.