Harry A. Kolb, 90, of Millburn passed away at the King James Care Center in Chatham on April 1st. A Funeral Service will be held at New Providence United Methodist Church, 1441 Springfield Ave., New Providence on Thursday, April 4th at 11:00am. Interment will follow at the Church Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to visit from 10:00am to 11:00am at Church prior to the service.
Born and raised in Scranton, PA, Harry moved to New Jersey in 1949 and eventually settled in Millburn in 1960. He earned a degree from Keystone College in Factoryville, PA and also attended Cornell University and Dickinson Law School. Harry served in the Navy on the U.S.S. Ronquil Submarine during WWII. A self-taught carpenter, he worked in construction during the 1950’s and 1960’s and later became a State-Certified Building Inspector and worked in that capacity for various municipalities for 30 years before retiring from Middlesex Borough in 2004. Harry was an all-around athlete and enjoyed outdoor activities. He played football, basketball and baseball in school and boxed while in the Navy. Harry also had a private pilot’s license and performed in rodeos before and after the war. In his later years, his favorite pastime was doting on his 3 granddaughters.
Harry was the beloved husband of 63 years to Lois. He was the loving father of Harry and his wife Patti and cherished grandfather of Sarah, Anna, and Kelly. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Marylynn Oudheusden and her husband Herbert, and brother-in-law Charles Kiloski and his wife Pat and numerous nieces & nephews.