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William R. Colgan, 84

May 20, 2012

William R. Colgan, 84, Dayton, died Friday, May 18, 2012, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 11, 1927, in Lucerne, Indiana County, a son of the late James and Elda (Jeffries) Colgan.

He was married to Elizabeth Colgan, who preceded him in death in 1987.

Mr. Colgan was a resident of Dayton for more than 50 years. He was most recently employed by the Doverspike Brothers Coal Company until his retirement in 1987.

He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and caring for his Pomeranian, Digger.

Left to cherish his memory are five sons, Robert Zugates of Blairsville, William Colgan and wife Alice of Punxsutawney, Randy Colgan and wife Tracy of Home, Jeff Colgan of Sedalia, Mo., Mike Colgan and wife Roberta of Brookville, and Shawn Colgan and wife Cindy of Sedalia, Mo; four daughters, Sharon Barr and husband Bob of Altoona, Jane Woodarek and Christine Dinger and husband Allen, all of Punxsutawney, and Holly Lingenfelter and husband Dan of Worthington; 30 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, JoAnn and Patty.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Dick, Jack, Gene, Don and Jim Colgan; and a sister, Virginia.

Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at the Bauer-Bly Funeral Home, 125 East Main St. Dayton.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at the funeral home.

Interment will be at the Copenhaver Crossroads Cemetery, Redbank Township, Armstrong County, with military honors presented by the Armstrong County American Legion Honor Guard.

To express online condolences to Mr. Colgan's family or view a tribute honoring his life, visit www.bauerfuneral.com.

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