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Ronald Charles Colby Sr.

Obituary
May 16, 1925 - January 19, 2008
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Pejepscot- Ronald C. Colby Sr. age 82 of Main St. Pejepscot Village died Saturday, January 19th at the Mid Coast Senior Health Center in Brunswick.
He was born in the family home in Pejepscot on May 16, 1925 the son of Charles S. and Florence McDowell Colby. He attended Pejepscot schools and was a 1942 graduate of Brunswick High School.
During WWII he served in the Army Air Corps as an airplane mechanic gunner attaining the rank of sergeant.
On August 13, 1949 he married Kathleen V. Chonko. She died March 4, 2005.
For over forty years Mr. Colby worked at Pejepscot Paper Mill.  From 1967- 1985 he served as Post Master for Pejepscot.  For many years Mr. & Mrs. Colby owned and operated Colby’s Market on Main St. in Pejepscot. Their store served as the center of Pejepscot where local people would gather to catch up on families and events in the area.
Mr. and Mrs. Colby were world renown for their kolbasi, which they shipped all over the world.
Ron enjoyed coin and stamp collecting. He enjoyed taking walks and would often go to his "secret blueberry patches". Ron enjoyed spending quality time with his family and often entertained them at his home.
He was a member of the Elks, the American Legion and the Jaycees.
Surviving are three sons Ronald Colby Jr. of Pejepscot, Gary Colby of Palm Desert, CA, Scott Colby and his wife Terry of Belgrade. A daughter Gayle Seamen of Pejepscot. A brother Robert Colby of Nevada. Also survived by ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
In addition to his wife he was also predeceased by a son Kevin Colby on November 3, 1988.
Visiting hours will be held 2-4 & 6-8 PM Friday at Stetson’s Funeral Home 12 Federal St. Brunswick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Saturday at St. Andrews Church, Pejepscot. Spring interment will be in Riverview Cemetery in Topsham. Memorial condolences may be expressed at stetsonsfuneralhome.com