Arthur Kolb Obituary

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Arthur William Kolb

October 16, 1915 - July 10, 2014
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Arthur W. Kolb, a longtime resident of Stamford, died peacefully with his family by his side at Masonicare in Wallingford CT on July 10. 2014 after complications from hip surgery. He was 98 years old. Born in Yonkers, New York, on Oct. 16, 1915, he was the son of the late Fredrick and Florence Kolb. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two sisters, Virginia Conboy and Dorothy Divitt and a brother Donald Kolb . Arthur was predeceased by his beloved wife Eleanor Kolb, they were together 65 years, married May 10, 1947, in St. Anthony's Church in the Bronx. Mr. Kolb survived by a sister Grace Nestor of Ringgold VA, and his...
Arthur W. Kolb, a longtime resident of Stamford, died peacefully with his family by his side at Masonicare in Wallingford CT on July 10. 2014 after complications from hip surgery. He was 98 years old. Born in Yonkers, New York, on Oct. 16, 1915, he was the son of the late Fredrick and Florence Kolb. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two sisters, Virginia Conboy and Dorothy Divitt and a brother Donald Kolb . Arthur was predeceased by his beloved wife Eleanor Kolb, they were together 65 years, married May 10, 1947, in St. Anthony's Church in the Bronx. Mr. Kolb survived by a sister Grace Nestor of Ringgold VA, and his only son, Robert A. Kolb of Stamford, whom he loved dearly. In Stamford, Mr. Kolb was a parishioner of St. Cecilia Church and had worked for Wendon Corp., as well as being self employed in the electronics business before he and his wife retired to Punta Gorda, Fl. in 1984. Arthur was at his happiest sharing his lifetime of memories, kind words and advice with family and friends, as well as spending time with his passion for his hobby, electric trains. Arthur was also a member of Punta Gorda Boat Club, where he loved spending his retirement years sailing Florida's Gulf coast.
Arthur Kolb was the former commander of the Ernest Pasqua Post, American Legion, and a former member of the 380th Bomb group of the Fifth Air Force which served in the South Pacific in World War II. During World War II, Mr Kolb entered the Army in 1942. He graduated from the Navigation Pre-Flight School at Selman Field, Monroe LA., in January 1943. Arthur attended Air Force Gunnery School in Harlingen, Texas and then was appointed an instructor. He taught Aerial Gunnery for about two years before going to the South Pacific as a member of the 380th Bomb Group of the Fifth Air Force.
He was a charter member of the American Legion Ernest Pasqua Post in Yonkers NY. where he served as historian, county delegate, adjutant vice commander and a member of the Post Building committee. Friends and relatives may call on Tuesday July 15th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 2900 Summer St., Stamford. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Stamford Hospital Bennett Cancer Center Hope in Motion community. https://www.stamfordhospitalfoundation.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=288

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