Colby Simkovic

September 20, 2001March 7, 2021
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A bright light has gone out in the world, but a star has appeared in the Heavens. Colby Simkovic, 19 of Waynesburg was reunited and hugged into eternal love by all of his family and friends that went before him.

Colby was born on September 20, 2001, in Washington, PA. He was the cherished son of Jerry and Carrie (Bedilion) Simkovic and the hero to his sister Morgan. Colby and Morgan shared a million memories and an unbreakable bond.

Colby Grant, as he was referred to when he wore his mischievous grin, which was often. From falling through an 8-foot ceiling into his mom’s salon chasing a blue lego, to shaving his head bald straight down the middle the day before he was a ring bearer or to have his infamous bonfires in which he and his friends would dig holes to hide their evidence.

Colby graduated from Jefferson Morgan High School in 2020. When he found out that he no longer needed to go to classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic he was thrilled. He basically checked out when COVID checked in. While in high school, he was a member of the WPIAL Championship Rifle Team and was a member of the All County and All State Rifle Team and four time section champions. He also was a member of Student Council, PAC, the GCCTC Honor Society and was the Lions’ Club Student of the month in October 2019. While at GCCTC he studied Building Construction and CDL. He received numerous certifications to include HAZMAT, OSHA 10 & 30 and he was most proud of obtaining his CDL License.

Colby was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. He was a phenomenal craftsman, a skill he inherited from his “right-hand man” Pappy Bedilion. He enjoyed making dog boxes, bird houses, candy dispensers and many other things, which he gave away as gifts. He loved to hunt, fish and ride in his razor. He was a superior marksman. This past year he went on two hunting excursions which he harvested an antelope in Montana and a trophy mule deer in Oregon. Although he thoroughly enjoyed traveling, his most favorite place to be was at home with his family and friends.

Colby’s most treasured achievement was creating Colby’s Stars Foundation. This foundation - steadfast in service, has helped numerous children battling life threatening illnesses. Colby led his life in service to others. Never wanting to be in the spotlight, rather shining his own incredible light onto others in the midst of their battles. Colby was the most genuine example of selflessness.

Everyone deserves a Colby in their life someone who will stand up for them when no one else will, make you laugh when you are on the verge of tears, provide brotherly love (even if he’s telling you something you don’t want to hear) and someone who will inspire you to be a better person, each and every day.

Left to remember his incredible strength and courage along with his parents and sister are paternal grandparents - David and Patty Simkovic, paternal great grandfather Andrew Simkovic, several aunts, uncles and cousins. Also his beloved golden retriever, Arlo.

Awaiting his arrival into Heaven were his maternal grandparents Gary and D.J. Bedilion.

In following CDC guidelines of people at a time in the funeral home, wearing masks and social distancing friends will be received on Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Behm Funeral Home, 1477 Jefferson Rd., Jefferson, PA 15344, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor. The funeral service will be casual dress and held on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with overflow seating in the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Company fire hall. Livestreaming will be at the fire hall in addition to online at the Behm Funeral Home website of Colby’s obituary. Interment will be private. At 1:00 p.m. following the funeral service people are invited to a Celebration of Colby’s life at Valley View Farms, 102 Orndorff Road, Waynesburg, PA 15370. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Colby’s Stars Foundation, Inc., 112 Bedilion Road, Waynesburg, PA 15370 or In keeping with Colby’s legacy - we encourage everyone to perform a random act of kindness. Condolences may be expressed online at


  • Jerry & Carrie Bedilion Simkovic, Parents
  • Morgan Simkovic, Sister
  • David & Patty Simkovic, Paternal grandparents
  • Andrew Simkovic, paternal great grandfather

  • Gavin Koratich, Pallbearer
  • Brynn Boyd, Pallbearer
  • Preston Wood, Pallbearer
  • Ava Wood, Pallbearer
  • Zack Gamble, Pallbearer
  • Caitlyn Dugan, Pallbearer
  • Mason Faddis, Pallbearer
  • Abby Ozohonish, Pallbearer
  • Caleb Gallagher, Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 11, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, March 12, 2021



Colby Simkovic

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Pamela King...Blondies Restaurant

March 15, 2021

I am so sorry for your are in my thoughts and prayers..

Tom Shumaker

March 12, 2021

Jerry, Carrie, Morgan, Dave, Pat & all of Colby' family & friends: Our heartfelt condolences on your loss. May you know he is in endless peace with eternal life. We trust these few words will bring some comfort to you. Jesus said He goes to prepare a place for us & that where He is, we may be also. Colby no longer suffers from these earthly illnesses, but is safe with our heavenly Father. We share your sorrow & our prayers for comfort are with you.

Tom & Janet Shumaker

Nadine Mezan

March 12, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about Colby's passing. My heart breaks 💔for your family! I am wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts! Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers! Sending my deepest sympathy!
🙏❤ Nadine Mezan


Darlene Yorko Wise

March 12, 2021

Thoughts and prayers for all of you during this difficult time.
May the memories you hold deep within your heart, bring comfort in the days ahead.

Kelly FATH

March 12, 2021

Jerry, Carrie & Morgan and the Simkovic & Bedillion families,

Sending you strength at this time when you are most vulnerable, peace for when your heart is healing, and joy during for those times when it is quiet and you remember what a special person Colby was. Our hearts and prayers are with you all.
💙 The Fath's ~Kelly, Will & Betsy

Paula Rumrnyak-Saghy

March 11, 2021

Jerry, Carrie and Family,
Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.
Hugs and Love,
Paula and Family

Shannan Mitchell

March 11, 2021

I am so very sorry for the loss of Colby a son a brother a nephew a cousin. He touched so many peoples lives and brought so much happiness with his smile! Prayers Peace and comfort to the family

Shannan Mitchell

james wilkins

March 11, 2021

Very sorry for your loss Jerry and Carrie. Never got to meet Colby but always heard how great of a young man he was.

Melany Agnew

March 11, 2021

We pray pray for peace and comfort for your family. Colby was a good friend to Randi Lynn and such an inspiration to all. I know she will cherish the memories she was blessed to make with him over the years. Surely Heaven shines brighter now. May God hold you all in His loving arms, for only He can know the depth of your sorrow.
Love and prayers from the Agnew family

Brenda Boutin

March 11, 2021

Jerry, Carrie & Morgan,
My heartfelt condolences to you all. I had met Colby several times at the shop and his smile was very contagious and it would LIGHT up the room! I know there are no words to ease your pain, but please know that I continue to pray for healing and strength for everyone.
Much love to all of you.