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Ted A Kolson
May 30, 1940 ~ November 15, 2022 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Theodore “Ted” Andrew Kolson, 82, of Punxsutawney, passed away peacefully at home on November 15, 2022.
He was born in Punxsutawney on May 30, 1940, a son of the late Andrew Kolson and Helen (Dubensky) Kolson.
Mr. Kolson was a United States Marine serving as a Lance Corporal in the 2nd Recon Battalion and military police from 1958 until 1961.
On September 15, 1962, he married Sandra Rae Wood. They celebrated sixty years of marriage.
Ted was a lifelong member of Saints Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church and was a former member of the choir.
He worked for TW Phillips Gas and Oil for forty-two years. He was a skilled backhoe operator and perfectionist in his work.
He was an avid deer hunter and looked forward to the hunting season each year. He also enjoyed mowing and taking care of his home, in his down time he liked to read and watch sports. He became a great cook after watching and learning from his wife Sandra. He looked forward to going to Lil’s for breakfast to meet with friends.
In addition to his wife Sandra, he is survived by four children, Randall Kolson of Export, Kevin Kolson and wife Sherri of Venice, Florida, Shari Gerlach and husband Greg of Pittsburgh, and Todd Kolson and wife Nicole of Mars; seven grandchildren, Taylor Kolson, Morgan Kolson, Zachary Gerlach, Olivia Gerlach, Kamryn Kolson, Kennedy Kolson and Kaden Kolson; one great grandchild, Crew; one brother, Thomas Kolson and wife Janet of Darlington; three sisters, Madelyn “Mickey” Mesoraco and husband Patsi of Delancey, Joan Kriser and husband Ron of Delancey, and Jean Koromaus and husband Ted of Holidaysburg; numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Evelyn Kopas.
A funeral liturgy will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at Saints Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, celebrated by Father Vasyl Kadar.
Memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warriors in memory of Ted at http://www.tedkolson.com or by phone 855-729-9435.
Online condolences may be made at www.shumakerfh.com