Gilbert M. Colombo Jr.

October 25, 1935November 20, 2018

Colombo, Gilbert M. Jr. on November 20, 2018 of East Norwich, N.Y. Beloved husband of Jane O. Loving father of Cynthia (Clifford) Evans, Susan (William) Fitzpatrick, Carol Febesh and Kim (Stephen) Aberman. Dearest grandfather of 10 and great-grandfather of 3. Memorial Service Saturday, December 1, 2018, 1:00 pm at North Shore Community Church, 213 South St., Oyster Bay, N.Y.


  • Memorial Service North Shore Community Church Oyster Bay, NY Saturday, December 1, 2018

Gilbert M. Colombo Jr.

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Dave Akins

November 23, 2018

On behalf of the membership of Nassau County ARES, we extend our most sincere condolences to the entire Colombo family. Gil was a reliable ham radio operator on our emergency public radio team in direct support of the American Red Cross in Mineola, NY. He was also a thoughtful adviser with a calm, steady voice at our meetings, at our emergency drills, shelters and at public service events benefiting tens of thousands of people throughout Nassau County. Gil was our friend and our team mate, who never spoke an unkind word. We will miss him greatly.

Know this in your time of grief. In the continuing tradition of the ham radio community for over 100 years, on the passing of a valued friend, we now recognize Gil as Silent Key KC2YFR. Although he is gone from us here and now, the kind words and messages he transmitted as radio waves to so many will continue to radiate outward into the vast universe, forever. By any measure, we cannot imagine a more fitting way to honor his memory.

Dave Akins, AK1NS
District Emergency Coordinator, Nassau County ARES, retired