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Theodore J Colton
[November 21,]* 1932 – January 27, 2018

CARTHAGE -- Theodore “Ted” Joseph Colton, 85, passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the Carthage Area Hospital.

Ted grew up in Conneaut, Ohio, and graduated from Conneaut High School.  In 1954, he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy at Ohio Northern University.  While at Ohio Northern, he joined Kappa Psi, lettered in track, and played on the tennis team.

In 1966, Ted moved his family to Carthage, New York, from Fairview Park, Ohio.  He purchased a controlling interest in the Fox Drug Co, Inc. and remained there until he retired.

A Life Member of Carlowden Country Club, Denmark, Ted managed to scored two “hole in ones.”  He, also, became a Life Member of the Carthage Elks Lodge, BPOE #1762, and he joined the Black River Valley Club, Watertown.  A master bridge player, he was never known to have lost a chess game either.  In addition, he joined the Twin Falls Hunting and Fishing Club, which he enjoyed year-round.

Ted is survived by his wife, Nancy, and his son, Philip T. Colton, and his wife, Michelle McQuarrie Colton, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, his daughters, Anne Lynn Colton Rickard, and her husband, John (Buzzy) David Rickard, of Lake Placid, New York, and Catherine Grace Colton Dunlap, and her husband, Victor W. Dunlap II, of Orlando, Florida, and four grandchildren:  Annalise, Jackson, Georgianna, and Eleanor.

He was predeceased by his father, Theodore, and his mother, Eleanor.  Ted died peacefully surrounded by his loving family.

Arrangements are being handled by the Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 500 State Street, Carthage.  Because of renovations at St. James Church in Carthage, a Funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Copenhagen with the Rev. Donald Robinson, pastor, officiating.  A memorial gathering will be held immediately following at the Cottage Inn, Copenhagen.  There will be no public calling hours.

Please make memorial donations to the Carthage Area Hospital, 1001 West Street Road, Carthage, New York 13619.

Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc., Carthage, New York, 2018.

* U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1.  Ancestry.com.

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