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June 24, 1926 — September 25, 2019

Jacob I. COLWELL, 93, of Alma, NY, died Wednesday, September 25, 2019 in Fox Run at Orchard Park.

Burial with military rites will be 3:00 PM, Thursday, January 30, 2020 in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Born June 24, 1926, in Susquehanna, PA, he was the son of George R. and Gladys Skinner Colwell.
On February 25, 1961, in Shinglehouse, he married the former Betty Jane Stebbins, who survives.
A 1947 graduate of Susquehanna High School, he attended Penn State College and was employed by the Erie Railroad.
A World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War Veteran, he served honorably with the US Navy from 1944 - 1974, discharged as a Master Chief Commissaryman.  He earned six Good Conduct awards and the Captain Edward F. Ney award in Guam.
Jacob was a member of the Wellsville American Legion, the Susquehanna Masonic Lodge, the Shriners, the Navy Fleet Reserve, and the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church.
Surviving besides his wife, Betty Jane, are:  two daughters, Mary Ann (Patrick) Dalton of Hamburg and Nancy (Richard) Middaugh of Alma;  five grandchildren, Shawn Dalton, Shannon Dalton, Jacob Middaugh, Nicholas Middaugh, and Kaylee Middaugh;  two sisters, Janet (Ernest) Young of Cuyler and Mary Jane Krissell of Vestal;  two brothers, Jesse Colwell of Susquehanna, PA and John (Beryl) Colwell of Vienna, VA;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Georgia Donovan.
Friends may call Monday, September 30, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY.  Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, October 1, 2019 in the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, Shinglehouse, PA.  The Rev. Preston L. Hutchins, Jr. will officiate. Burial with Military Rites will be 3:00 PM, Thursday, January 30, 2020 in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo, Attn: Foundation Dept. Team 7, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227 or the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, 209 N. Lincoln Street, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
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