- Published: October 1, 2009
Charles Colbert, resident of Yellow Springs since 1950, died on Sept. 27 at age 90 at Friend’s Care Extended Living facility, surrounded by his family. He was born in Minneapolis on Feb. 19, 1919. He leaves his wife of 64 years, Rita; four of his five children: Kim Colbert of Milwaukee, Wis., Tod (Susie) Colbert of Milwaukee, Shelley Colbert of Yellow Springs and Michele Colbert (José Junquera) of Gainsville, Ga. His third son, Cary Colbert, preceded him in death. He also leaves behind his five grandchildren: Ben and Spencer Beggs, Max and Zach Junquera and Lauren Colbert.
Chuck was the founder of Westgate Laboratory in Yellow Springs, and later PIDEAC, which grew out of his research in biometric identification and radiological science. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shelley Colbert Donation Fund, US Bank, Yellow Springs, OH 45387 or The Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
A longer obituary will appear in next week’s News.