Obituary of Kenneth Roy Colbert
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Kenneth Roy "Kenny" Colbert, 77, a resident of Canandaigua, and a former resident of Rochester and Norwood NY, passed away peacefully June 28, 2022, attended by family at St. Ann's Home of Irondequoit. Kenny was predeceased by his mother Marion Owens Colbert, his father Malcolm "Pat" Colbert, and his son Kenneth Douglas Colbert. Kenny is survived by 3 siblings, Allen Colbert (Kay) of Norwood, Joanne Fisher (Allen) of Colton, and Carol Coons (Charles) of Fort Myers, Florida. Kenny was married to Barbara Ann Farnsworth of Norwood and later to Nadine Kostiw Colbert of Rochester, both surviving. Kenny had 5 children: Diane Colbert of Potsdam, Dale Colbert Hayes (Charles) of Marilla, JoAnn Colbert Mujuru of Potsdam, Holly Colbert Breault (Ryan) of Rochester, and a son Kenny Jr. who predeceased him. Kenny's grandchildren are Tyler Colbert, Bailey Hayes, Charlie Hayes, Farai Mujuru, Yeukai Mujuru, and Remy Breault. Kenny was born December 11, 1944 and "grew up in heaven" on his parents' dairy farm in Norwood, NY until serving in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Conflict. He was honorably discharged in 1968. Kenny worked all his life as a welder, metal fabricator, and iron worker. His early work included the World Trade Center. For decades Kenny was owner/operator of Ridge Welders and Riggers, Inc., building and installing massive secure steel and concrete structures for banks throughout the eastern United States and occasionally Europe. Kenny never stopped working. Some of Kenny's more pleasurable moments were spent at Blue Mountain Hunting Camp, at tractor and truck pulls, adding to his collections at auctions, and most recently playing with his infant grandson Remy. People who met Kenny never forgot him. Kenny will be laid to rest at a private family ceremony followed by a reception at Dailey Ridge Church, 411 Elliot Road, in Norwood, NY on July 9, 2022 at 12:00PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Alzheimers Assoc., 435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620.