The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


January 17, 2013

Andrew Colton

BELLEFONTE — COLTON – Andrew, 92, Bellefonte, formerly of St. Michael, died Jan. 16, 2013, at Harmony House Manor, Johnstown. Born Oct. 10, 1920, in Houtzdale, son of Harry and Nellie (Sternity) Colton. Preceded in death by parents; stepfather, Phillip Concel; wife, Caroline (White) Colton, who died Jan. 17, 2004; sisters, Mary Kolavkowski, Katherine Rindo and Ann Bulvin; and brothers, John and Michael Colton. Survived by daughter, Darlene, wife of Lawrence Burichin, Daleville, Va.; son, Ronald, married to Kathy Siverinac, Houtzdale; grandchildren, Sheri, wife of Glenn Lemon; Jennifer, wife of Korman Carter; Melissa, wife of Richard Gotwalt; and Brett and Kevin Colton; great-grandchildren, Charlie, Audrey, Anna and Chase Lemon; Bailee and Ava Brumfeld; Kendra Gotwalt; and Kellen Colton; brothers, George Colton, married to Carmella, South Fork; and Carl Concel, married to Pati, The Villages, Fla.; and sister, Margaret, wife of Bill Bowen, South Fork. Andrew was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, having served in the 95th Bomb Squad, 8th Air Force, and 335th Squad in England. He was a coal miner, having worked for Berwind White Corp., St. Michael, and also worked for M. Glosser, Windber. He enjoyed hunting and woodworking, where he made many different things.  Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., South Fork, where vigil for the deceased will be held Sunday by Deacon Richard Golden. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, South Fork, by Father Robert P. Reese. Committal, St. Michael Cemetery, St. Michael. Military graveside service by St. Michael American Legion Post 551. Memorial donations may be made to Windber Hospice, 600 Somerset Ave., Windber, Pa. 15963. (

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