Raymond F. Colban, 72, of Ulster Park, previously of Charlotte Creek Road, Oneonta, died Saturday June 1, 2019 at the Health Alliance Hospital, Broadway Campus, in the comforting presence of his family.
He was born in Brooklyn, October 1, 1946 the son of the late Joseph and Lena (Wood) Colban.
For many years, Ray worked as an across state truck driver and for J.F. Kennedy International Airport. In 2001, he moved to Oneonta and then later Ulster Park, NY to be closer to his family.
Raymond could be described as a devoted family member and a man with will power and courage to never give up.
He is survived by a brother, Joseph Colban and his companion Enid Russell of Ulster Park, sister Louise Bryant of Ulster Park, Lavinia Cangelosi-Duncan of Brooklyn, an ex-wife Deborah Colban of Florida, a daughter Cyndee Colban of Florida, a son Matthew Colban of Florida, nieces Christina Bryant-Perez of Ulster Park, Lena Marie Colban of Vermont, Lena Figueroa of Florida, Jessica Figueroa of Staten Island, Lilla Cangelosi of Bronx, Elizabeth Cangelosi of Bronx, Kaysie Mauro of Bronx, nephews Saverio Bryant Jr. of Kingston, Joseph Bryant of Kingston, granddaughter Rianne McCarter of New Jersey, great-grandchildren Stephen Amato, III of New Jersey, Caylee Clausman-Welenc of Florida, many great nieces and nephews and his extended family the old "3 East Girls" of Kingston Hospital.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by a sister Rose Marie Figueroa, a step brother Daniel Mauro, and a family cat Starr aka "girlie girl".
A private memorial will occur at a later date.
The family has entrusted the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway, Ulster Park, Town of Esopus, with the care and cremation service arrangements for Raymond.
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