John Andrew Colbert Sr., 58

December 15, 2010

MARCH 1, 1952-DEC. 13, 2010

John Andrew Colbert Sr., 58, of Hagerstown, died at home surrounded by his family on Dec. 13, 2010, after a battle with cancer.

He was the husband of Penny Colbert, his wife of 39 1/2 years.

Born March 1, 1952, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Edna Colbert of Damascus, Md., and the late John Edward Colbert.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 18 and served on the USS Agerholm (DD-826) during the Vietnam War.

He worked with the Montgomery County Housing Opportunity Commission for 23 years.

In addition to his loving wife and mother, he is survived by three children, J. Andy Colbert, Jr. and wife, Melissa, of Keysville, Va., Timothy James Colbert and wife, Lourdes, of Derwood, Md., and Tracey Lynn Colbert of Hagerstown; two grandchildren, Joseph M. Colbert and Jordan C. Colbert; seven brothers and sisters; and many other friends and family members.

Visitation will take place from 10 a.m. to noon today at the Chapel Mausoleum of Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 9501 U.S. 15 N in Frederick, Md., where funeral services will begin at noon. Interment with military honors will follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka KS 66675-8516 (

Arrangements are with Resthaven Funeral Services, Skkot Cody P.A. in Frederick.

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