James Harry Colley

March 15, 1950 - August 6, 2003

03/15/1950 - 08/06/2003

Past Services

Saturday August 09, 2003
Riverside Cemetery
Sharpsville, PA
Sunday August 10, 2003
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

James Harry Colley II "Coach," 53, of Hermitage, PA., died August 6, 2003 in Sharon Regional Hospital, Sharon, PA. from complications of Appendicial Aden carcinoma.
He was born in Wheeling on March 15, 1950, a son of the late Howard Edmund Colley and Helen Ester Hoffer Colley Morgan.
He attended Triadelphia High School and graduated from Salem High School, Salem, Ohio in 1968. He attended Malone College, Ohio, Tech School, Ohio and received a degree in Medical Technology from Youngstown State University. He was a former Meat Cutter at the A&P Meat Warehouse, Salem, Ohio; a former Lab Chemist with Standard Slag and Concrete, Canfield, Ohio; and in 1987 he served as a Chemist at Youngstown Waste Water. In 1989 he was appointed the Head Chemist of Youngstown Waste Water and remained in that position until his Medical Disability in June 2002. While at Youngstown Waste Water he obtained his Ohio Class 4 lab analyst certificate, his Ohio Class 3 waterwaste operator’s license and his Ohio secondary treatment certificate.
He was a U.S. Army veteran serving from 1970 to 1976 where he served as Hospital Laboratory Technician in West Point, N.Y. He received an Expert Rifleman Medal and an Honorable Discharge with Letter of Commendation. He was active with the Olgebay Park Caddy Camp, Wheeling, the Sharpsville, PA. American Legion, the Sharpsville, PA Booster club; he was named "Man of the Year" in 2002 in Sharpsville, PA; he developed the Sharpsville, PA Blue Devil Open Tournament in 1998; he was the Head Golf Coach at Sharpsville High School from 1997 until 2003; and a member of the Wheeling Park Golf Club.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Errol Howard Colley; his step-father, Edwin Morgan; and his grandparents, Mary and John Hoffer and Catherine and James H. Colley I.
Surviving are his wife, Robin Osborn Burns Colley; a brother, Richard Colley and his wife, Barbara, of Moundsville, WV; a sister, Carolyn E. Colley Emery and her husband Joseph, of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; a step-brother, Leroy "Skip" Morgan of Warren, Ohio; a step-sister Jackie Shay of Wheeling; two daughters, Stacy Leigh Colley Antczak and her husband, John, of Berea, Ohio and Emily Anne Colley Gatti and her husband, Matt, of Apple Creek, Ohio; three step-sons, Chris Osborn of Jamestown, PA and Ryan Burns and Brandon Burns, both of Greenville, PA; his wife’s parents, Robert and Juanita Osborn of Greenville, PA; three sisters-in-law, Stasha Campbell and her husband Joey, of Portersville, PA, Salene Cowher and her husband John, of Edinboro, PA. and Billie Garman and her husband, Bill of Canonsburg, PA; three grandchildren, John Duchovney Antczak, Maxwell Andreas Gatti and Mia Alexandria Fatti; and a step-grandson, Andrew Osborn.
Friends received Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at John Flynn Funeral Home, 2630 State Street, Hermitage, PA and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Interment will be held in Riverside Cemetery, Sharpsville, PA.
Friends will then be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove, Wheeling from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, August 10, 2003.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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