Sgt. (Ret) Ardath E. Colbert, Jr., USAF, 75,
of Carlisle, died Tuesday, August 23, 2011, at Carlisle Regional Medical Center. He was born on Thursday, July 16, 1936, in
Carlisle, a son of the late Ardath E., Sr. and Elnora (Schmohl) Colbert.
Sgt. Colbert served in the US Air
Force for 20 years and was a veteran of the Vietnam War and earned numerous awards and honors for his service to our country.
He was a member of the Mt. Holly Springs American Legion Post 674, Carlisle Family Moose Center, Carlisle V.F.W. Post 477
and an associate member of the Newville American Legion Post 421. He attended Mt. Holly Springs Church of God.
He is survived by a sister, Judith M. Shughart of Carlisle, one son,
Ardath, III, one daughter, Laura Ann and several other extended family members.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 30,
2011, in the Mt. Holly Springs Church of God, 602 McLand Rd., Mt. Holly Springs, with Pastor Richard Reese officiating. Burial
will be at the convenience of the family in Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle,
is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the church.
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I had the priviledge of meeting "Art" several years ago. He was one of the most kind hearted, gentle
human beings I've ever met...always ready to do whatever he could to help out someone in need. I loved to listen to his
stories about his boyhood and times in the military. Art had health issues for quite some time, but very rarely, if at all,
I honor his memory and treasure our friendship.
Kathy (Powless) Crawford
I am so sorry to hear of this. I was looking for him.
his cousin, Torrence's daughter.
Never met him, but loved Uncle Bub and Aunt Betty.
Martha Colbert Duryea
Art was my
best friend when we served in the Air Force stationed at Ellsworth AFB in South Dakota. I have been looking for him for years.
I just yesterday, May 1, 2011 heard he passed away. My condolences to his family and friends. I will miss him.
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