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Frederick Fairchild "Fred" Colburn, Class of 1955

Frederick Fairchild "Fred" Colburn, 81, of Silver Spring, Md. passed away July 30, 2017.

Born July 19, 1936 in Perry, Ohio, he was the son of Sylvester and Florence (Moot) Colburn. He was a retired industrial arts school teacher, high school football coach and co-owner of Wayne-Holmes Drivers Training School in Wooster, Ohio. Fred graduated from Perry High School and attended Adrian College in Michigan where he met his wife, Eileen. He held a Bachelor's degree in education from Fairmont State University and a Master's degree from West Virginia University. Fred was called "Coach" or "Mr. C" by his students, former players and family. After retiring from Boys Village in 1996, he and Eileen moved to Naples, Florida and enjoyed working as a tram driver at the gulf coast residences of Bay Colony/ Pelican Bay. He will be remembered for his lifelong dedication to young people, his love of alligators, competitive sports and especially the Cleveland Browns and The Ohio State Buckeyes.

Fred was preceded in death by his wife Eileen Joy Colburn.

He is survived by his sisters Carolyn Priem and Janet Hawkins and brother Harold Colburn of Perry, Ohio; his children Mark D. Colburn and wife Maureen of Silver Spring, Md., Joy A. Colburn of Denver, Colo. and Faith F. Lewis of Owings, Md., grandchildren JuliAnna and Sophia Lewis and Thomas and Grace Colburn.A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the Mt. Harmony-Lower Marlboro United Methodist Church Youth and Children's Ministry, 155 E. Mt. Harmony Rd., Owings, MD 20736. To leave a condolence visit www.rauschfuneralhomes.com.

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