February 25, 1944 - November 20, 2016
No farewell words were spoken, no time to say good-bye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why…Richard Earl Colwell, 72, of Nichols, passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 20, 2016. Dick was born on February 25, 1944 in Sayre, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Edwin and Ruth (Coleman) Colwell. He was a graduate of Athens High School class of 1962. Following high school Dick worked on the family farm and then for Ingersoll Rand. In 1967, he started his career with IBM and there he worked for eleven years. His greatest love was being a truck driver as an owner/operator and working for various companies such as Schneider Bulk Lines, Gray and Gray Trucking, Agway and he retired from Agway Suburban-Propane in 2009. Dick enjoyed spending time outdoors hunting and fishing; family trips to the cottage at Sandy Pond; the monthly cousins’ luncheons and being among friends. He will be greatly missed by his wife Carol (Rosenberger) Colwell; his children: Gary (Lori) Colwell of Candor, NY; Tracey (Mike) Friedrichsen of Nichols, NY; Robin (Eric) Moeller of Round Rock, TX; Brenda (Chris) Parsons of Austin, TX; Christina (Chuck) Sweeny of Warren, VA; and Lynne Murphy of Fairport, NY; his sisters: Jeannette (John) Overpeck of Canton, PA; Cindy (Warren) Dittfield of Salisbury, MD; his brothers-in-law: Alvin (Carol) Rosenberger of Athens, PA; Buck (Martha) Field of Towanda, PA; Bill (Betsey) Field of Gillett, PA; his sisters-in-law: Elizabeth (Larry) Simons of Thomasville, NC; Patricia Coleman of Towanda, PA; eleven grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, among them Ken Coleman and Rick Young. He was predeceased by his parents Edwin and Ruth Colwell and his wife Jeanne Field Colwell on October 26, 1999. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Friday, November 25th from 4 to 7 pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, November 26th at 11 am at the funeral chapel with Pastor MaryJean Simonin, officiating. A private family interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Nichols Cemetery. Memories and condolences for Dick’s family may be shared by visiting his guest book at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Nichols Fire and Emergency Squad, PO Box 335, Nichols, NY 13812, in loving memory of Richard E. Colwell.
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