Obituary: Donald Edward Colclough
December 23, 2011
Aug. 1, 1937 – Dec. 13, 2011Donald E Colclough, 74, died Tuesday, Dec.r, 13, 2011 at his home in Martinez, Calif.Donald was born in San Francisco in 1937 to Elizabeth Benedict and Hugh Colclough spending most of his life in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended Riordan High School for boys graduating in 1955. After high school, Don joined the Army and was honorably discharged after serving his country for over three years in Korea and The Presidio. Don began working at Goldman Sachs, San Francisco in 1968 and had a long and successful career highlighted by his 25 year anniversary in January 1993 and his retirement in November 1997. After retirement, Don spent time between his bay area home in Martinez and his cabin in Truckee. Don loved spending time and volunteering in Truckee. One of his great passions was trains and he served as a member and docent at the Tahoe Donner Railroad Society. Don was also active in his parish church Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Tahoe City, California and he volunteered on the Truckee Cemetery Board. He was also a member of the Tahoe Donner Historical Society and a docent for the Truckee Old Jail Museum.Donald Colclough is survived by his wife of 17 years, Sally Ann Rich Colclough as well as his children, Carol Caroompas, Philip Colclough and David Colclough. His mother, Elizabeth Benedict, and his son Steven Colclough preceded him in death. He was also survived by his grandchildren ranging in age from 26 to two years old, Ryan, Erica, Max, Curtis, Stephanie, Alex, Michelle, Nolan, Samantha and Shayla.Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation from 3-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 with a Rosary at 6 p.m. at Connolly and Taylor Funeral Home, 4000 Alhambra Ave., Martinez, CA 94553. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 199 Brandon Lane, Pleasant Hill, Calif., with interment immediately following at Holy Cross Cemetery, 1500 Mission Road, Colma, Calif..Donations may be sent to: St. Vincent de Paul Dining Room in Oakland, C/O St. Vincent de Paul, 9235 San Leandro St., Oakland, CA 94603, 510- 638-7600, http://www.svdp-alameda.org, Hanna Boys Center, PO Box 100, Sonoma, CA 95476-0100, (707) 996-6767, http://www.hannacenter.org or The Nature Conservancy, http://www.nature.org.