Peter Colombo

Peter Colombo

Birth
Endicott, Broome County, New York, USA
Death 11 Nov 2016 (aged 92)
Burial Calverton, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Plot Section 53, Site 1209
Memorial ID 172735499 · View Source
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Longtime resident of Patchogue, Peter Colombo, age 92, passed away on Veteran's day, November 11, 2016. Peter was a veteran of World War II, rising to the rank of Japanese liaison for 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Division and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Presidential Citation ribbon. Peter continued to serve our government and began his 43 year career at Brookhaven National Laboratory as head of the Environmental and Waste Technology Center. Before retiring, Peter secured multiple US Patents and set world records in submarine recovery dives. He traveled around the States and the world and attended Vienna Treaty meetings as our US Representative for Nuclear Waste Disposal. He had a passion for travel, science, foreign languages and enjoyed other cultures. He had many acquaintances and friends throughout the US and the world. Outside activities included First Commander of the Brookside Yacht Club, Chairman of Village of Patchogue Zoning Board and Chairman of Patchogue Democratic Club. He built a custom 34' sailboat, the Xanadu, and spent time sailing with his wife, family and friends to distant ports.Peter was born on October 18, 1924 in Endicott, NY to Leonard and Antoinette (Mistretta) Colombo. He had a sister, Mary Camarda (deceased) and remained close to his brother, Frank Colombo and family. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine, and their children, son Leonard Colombo, daughter Lauren Colombo Anderson and daughter Karen Colombo. He has four grandchildren, EmmaJean, Taylor, Justine and Garrett.


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  • Created by: James Bailey Conklin, Jr.
  • Added: 14 Nov 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 172735499
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Colombo (18 Oct 1924–11 Nov 2016), Find a Grave Memorial no. 172735499, citing Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by James Bailey Conklin, Jr. (contributor 47018040) .