Pasquale (Pat) C. Colombo of Wallkill, a lifelong resident of the area, passed away peacefully at home on Friday November 20, 2020, in Wallkill. He was 72.
The son of the late Pasquale and Elda Colombo, he was born January 18, 1948 in Newburgh, NY.
His family and friends knew him as Pat, Clip or Big C. He was a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy and served in the Army during the Vietnam War where he earned the Bronze Star for Heroism, Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Air Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, and Second Class Gunner (M-60 MG)
He worked as an Electrician for IBEW Local 363 for over 35 years. After retiring from the Union, he worked as a school bus driver and bus monitor for Godeffroy Car Company and First Student. He was a seasoned outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and the NRA.
He was a member of Most Precious Blood Catholic Church.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 46 years, Toni Colombo; daughter Andrea Tartell and her husband Ray of Newton, NJ; daughter, Melissa Diorio and her husband Joe of Foley, AL; daughter, Trish Edwards and her husband Alan of Wappingers Falls
Son, PJ Colombo and his wife Whitney of Seminole, AL; 7 Grandchildren: Joey, Anthony, Brian, Dominic, Brooklynn, Logan & Mason; Sister, Barbara Weigel and her husband Rob of Rochester, NY
Visitation will be 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM on Tuesday November 24, 2020 at the Millspaugh funeral Home, 22 Bank St. Walden
Mass of Christian burial will be on Wednesday November 25, at 11am at Most Precious Blood Church 25 Walnut St., Walden Interment will follow in Orange County Veteran’s Cemetery, Goshen NY
In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to Disabled American Veterans [DAV] and the local VFW.
Arrangements were made by Millspaugh Funeral Directors.