Stanley Kolby, 74, of 3879 Rich Valley Rd, Emporium, died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys, on Friday night, May 11, 2012.
He was born Dec. 27, 1937 in Renovo, a son of the late Chester and Rose Javornick Kolby.
He served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was retired from Sylvania in St. Marys, where he was a truck driver for many years. Years ago he worked for PennCentral & Conrail Railroad. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church, the K. of C. and the Miller-Raffaele Post 6221, VFW.
He enjoyed riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles and especially loved farming and gardening.
He is survived by a son, Stanley "Staush" Kolby and his wife Heather of Emporium; three grandchildren, Jacob, Jessica and Robin; three-great grandchildren; a sister, Margaret "Peggy," Mrs. Joseph Mahovlich of Rathbun; and his companion, Isabelle Czekai of Erie.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Callaway.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Stanley Kolby will be celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Paul S. Siebert, pastor, as celebrant.
A military service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Cameron Unit, P.O. Box 62, 135 W. Fourth St., Emporium, PA 15834; or to the American Heart Assoc., PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL, 60693.
Online condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net.
Barnett Funeral Home, Inc., is entrusted with the arrangements.