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Donald Raymond Kolb

October 26, 1935 June 6, 2019
Donald Raymond Kolb
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Donald (Don) Raymond Kolb, 83, passed away peacefully in his home in Jefferson, Georgia, on June 6th, 2019 following a valiant battle with cancer. He was born October 26, 1935 in Baltimore, Maryland to parents Raymond and Catherine Kolb (both deceased). He grew up the oldest of 4 kids including his brother Jerry (Julie) Kolb (both deceased), brother Joe (Arlene) Kolb, and sister Marian (Joe) Lyons.
In February 1962, he married the love of his life, Lynn Haus Kolb. They settled in Towson, Maryland where they began a family of their own and a lifelong friendship and partnership. In addition to his wife of 57 years, Don is survived by 4 children and 13 grandchildren. Scott Kolb of Indianapolis, IN; Debbie (Dan) Schreck of Naples, FL; Michael (Heather) Kolb of Glenview, IL; Kelly (Lee) Wood of Atlanta, GA. The thirteen grandchildren include Morgan Schreck, Kelsey Kolb, Taylor Schreck, Kayla Kolb, Connor Schreck, Catie Wood, Kevin Kolb, Trey Wood, Ryan Schreck, Maddie Wood, Kaden Kolb, Parker Kolb, and Logan Grace Kolb. Don was a loving father and known affectionately as Pop-Pop to his grandchildren.
In addition to living in Maryland (Towson, Baldwin), they spent 17 years in Barrington, IL before relocating to Johns Creek, GA (St. Ives CC) and finally retiring to Jefferson, GA (Traditions GC).
Don retired in 2002 following a successful career in the automotive industry. Career highlights include time with PHH, McDonalds Corporation, Fleet Management Services, Olympia Dodge, GE Capital, and Manheim. In 2013 and 2014 he was nominated for the Automotive Fleet Hall of Fame for his contributions and accomplishments. Don was well known throughout the industry, thrived on relationships, and was very forward-thinking, innovative, and creative.
In addition to his family life and career, Don had many passions and hobbies. He built an amazing wood workshop where he turned out projects for friends, family, and grandchildren. He attended and supported the Catholic Church, loved college football (UGA Bulldogs), enjoyed playing golf and cards with Lynn and their friends, traveling to the Eastern Shore and Gulf Coast, tinkering with cars (he was a Ford man), architecture, and landscaping. He built 4 homes during his life and each one was a personal passion, planned down to the last detail for his family, children, and grandchildren.
Don had a large impact on his family, friends, and community, and will be immensely missed.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 16th (4 PM – 7 PM) at Crowell Brothers Funeral Home in Buford, GA - 201 Morningside Drive.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, June 17th (10:30 AM) at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Johns Creek - 11045 Parsons Road.
In lieu of flowers... The Kolb Family requests a donation to The Atlanta Cancer Center Foundation in memory of Don Kolb:; 5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., Suite 1100, Atlanta, GA, 30342.
On-line condolences may be expressed at Arrangements entrusted to Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518. 770-945-9999.

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4:00 PM 6/16/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/16/2019 7:00:00 PM
Crowell Brothers - Buford

201 Morningside Drive
Buford, GA 30518

Crowell Brothers - Buford
201 Morningside Drive Buford 30518 GA
United States

Memorial Service




10:30 AM 6/17/2019 10:30:00 AM
St. Benedict Catholic Church

11045 Parsons Road
Johns Creek, GA 30097

St. Benedict Catholic Church
11045 Parsons Road Johns Creek 30097 GA
United States

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Peachtree Memorial Park Final Resting Place

5051 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

5051 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard Peachtree Corners 30092 GA
United States

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