|Birth: ||Feb. 5, 1941|
New York, USA
|Death: ||May 24, 2010|
Richard was born in 1941, Oswego, New York, to Leon and Betty Colling. The Colling family moved to Leesburg, Florida in 1955. He graduated from Leesburg High School in 1959 and married his high school sweetheart, Judy Schaller, in 1962. After more that four years of service in the United States Air Force, they moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where their children were born. They moved to Clearwater, Florida, to raise their family and later moved to New Smyrna Beach, Florida, where he retired from Boston Whaler in 2006. They designed and built their dream home in the North Georgia mountains near Ellijay, Georgia. Richard loved woodworking, including cabinet making and various arts and crafts.
He is survived by his wife Judy, son Todd, daughter Carrie Elizabeth, daughter-in-law Melodie, son-in-law Brian, grandsons Preston, Schuyler, and Seth, brother Jack, and sister-in-law Nancy Jones.
The family is requesting, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to Siskin Children's Institute in Chattanooga, TN, (1101 Carter Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402, 423-648-1700) or the charity of your choice.
"Siskin holds a special place in our hearts. We are so grateful for the education and support our youngest grandson, who has autism, has received .... Richard was an organ donor and we were thrilled to receive a call that his eyes have been donated to someone in need of a transplant. It gives us so much comfort to know that he was able to help someone else in need." (From the family.)
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Judy Llamas
Record added: May 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52859290
Richard, You've always been a bright light to your family and your country. I will not forget you. God bless your family.|
Added: May. 29, 2010
Judy & Richard were the perfect storybook couple of the way a romance should be. The ongoing devotion was always present. We are all going to miss Richard, and our prayers will be with Judy and her family. May the Good Lord Bless Them.|
Added: May. 26, 2010
Judy, I'm holding you in my heart, my friend. It is tempting, during times like this, to feel very much alone. Nothing could be further from the truth, Judy. You are loved and comforted by so many, and you are never alone. I will keep you in my prayers an...(Read more)|
Added: May. 26, 2010
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