1927 – 2014

ROCKLAND — Robert Curtis Colby, 87, of Rockland, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, in Rockland.

He was born in Paris Hill on Jan. 21, 1927, a son of George A. and Alice (Curtis) Colby. The Rev. Colby served as a pastor at churches in Bethel, Rumford, St. Johnsbury, Waterville and Newfoundland, and was active in the Greater Grace World Outreach Ministry.

He was a World War II veteran. When he was young, he enjoyed racing stock cars at Oxford Speedway. Robert spent his life serving God and loving his family. He and his wife had an impact on many people.

Robert is survived by his wife of 69 years, Dorothy I. Colby; his children, Gordon L. Colby, Michael R. Colby and wife, Deighlene Mueller Colby, Steven E. Colby, Dennis C. Colby, Mark A. Colby, Rebecca Colby Latham and husband, David, Jennifer Colby Knight and husband, W. Richard; a son-in-law, Richard Heikkinen; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and brothers and sisters, Fred W. Colby, Priscilla A. Carne and Dorothy M. Tibbetts.

He was predeceased by his parents; his daughter, Sandra Colby Heikkinen; and grandson, Jacob I. Knight.

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