Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Kenneth Paul Colbert

Kenneth Paul Colbert, age 67 of Orlando, FL passed away, Friday, September 13, 2019.  He was born in Miami, Florida on June 21, 1952.  The youngest child of the late Frank and Irene (Vaughan) Colbert.

Ken passed away after a short battle with brain cancer.  He was amazing during the past 3 months never complaining or saying “why me”, but handled it with strength and humor. 

Ken was a loving, caring man who was a Christian, who loved life, his family and friends.  He had many passions; fishing, motorcycle riding, snorkling/scuba diving, snow skiing but most of all, he loved music.  He had a wonderful singing voice and preferred playing his guitar over other instruments.  He especially enjoyed listening to classic Rock N Roll.  

Ken graduated from Rollins College and was a Winter Park Police Officer during the mid 70’s.  His greatest career accomplishment was with Delta Air Lines.  He started in December, 1978 and for 27 years worked in the airline industry spending most of his time as a Airport Customer Service Agent.  He left Delta in 2006 and started driving for several transportation companies.  Ken retired in March of 2019.  Ken will be terribly missed by all.

He is survived by his Soulmate and Best Friend, Janice Manzella, Step Children;  Lisa Schoonmaker (Scott), Louis Manzella, Sheri Hametz (Mark) and Julie Manzella-Foster (Josh).  His Brother, Stephen Colbert (Janice), His Sister, Kathleen Thornton (Russell), 11 Step Grandchildren, 2 Nieces, Carrie Colbert Eggers, Lyndsey Thornton, 2 Nephews, Brian Colbert, Matthew Thornton, 3 Great Nieces and 5 Great Nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Glioblastoma Foundation, P.O. Box 62066, Durham, NC 27715,

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