Robert E. Colvin, 85, died on September 24, 2012. He was born in Albany and educated in Albany City Schools. Bob was the son of the late Hazel and Esse Colvin. He was a proud US Navy veteran, serving his country in the Pacific during World War II. He was employed by A & P Tea Co., Kraft Foods and Doughnut Corp. of America. Bob was an active member of the American Legion, Blanchard Post #1040 in Elsmere. He had been a member of a church dart league for many years. Bob served as Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop #44, then as Boy Scout district Commissioner in Albany. He was a Crossgates mall walker, enjoyed his golf game with his “buddies” and after retirement worked as a proctor for civil service exams.
He is the loving father of Patricia Washburn, Barry (Brenda) Colvin and Susan (Geno) Williams. He is survived by grandchildren Stephanie W., Amy, Michele, Brian, Barry, Jr., and Stephanie L., 18 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren, his sister Leone Howell and his special friend Emily Tanski.
Bob was predeceased by his beloved wife of 64 years, Zelda Waylett Colvin, a grandson Richard Tyler Colvin and by a brother William Colvin.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at the First Congregational Church of Albany, 405 Quail St. Albany.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Legion Blanchard Post #1040, Building Fund, 16 West Poplar Drive, Delmar, NY 12054 in memory of Bob.