Charles Colby, 88, of Sanford passed away at home surrounded by family on June 2, 2020. He was born on June 11, 1931 to the late Roy and Ella (Booth) Colby. He married Thursa Wiltse who predeceased him.
Charles served as a corpsman in the United States Navy. He worked as an engineer for Dow Chemical Company and at Baker Perkins. He owned and operated Sanford Hardware for 13 years and Lakeside Market for 7 years. Charles enjoyed boating, sailing, horse shoes, golfing and going to the casino.
Charles is survived by his children, Sandra Winterstein, Guy (Cindy) Colby, Bryan Rombalski, Terry (Laura) Rombalski, grandchildren; Heather (Dan) Christensen, Tracy Volce, Annmarie Rombalski, Nora Rombalski, April Thocker, Edward Thocker, Jessica Malcuit, great grandchildren Carter, Taylor and 6 other great grandchildren. He was also survived by his siblings William (Becky) Colby, Laura Colby, nieces and nephews, Marie, Donna, Everette, Danna, Char and at home caregiver, Cameron.
Charles was predeceased by his daughter, Linda Ann Colby and sister, Margaret Colby-Leinart.
The family would like to send a special thank you to Charles at home caregiver Cameron for the wonderful care he took care of him.
A memorial service will be held at Charles’s home on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 3:00 pm. You are asked to wear yellow in honor of Charles.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Sanford Historical Society.
Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Colby family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.