OBIT: The Hon. Robert “Bob” T.S. Colby, 95, Alexandria General District Court Judge

The Hon. Robert T.S. Colby (Photo: Dave Klemmer)

ALEXANDRIA, VA-The Hon. Robert “Bob” T.S. Colby, a longtime Alexandria resident, passed away April 16 at age 95 at Inova Alexandria Hospital. He was an Alexandria General District Court judge for more than 40 years.

Judge Colby served in the U.S. Army Reserve, retiring with the rank of brigadier general in the U.S. Army Reserve. He flew planes as a private pilot and taught future pilots as an aviation educator.

For many years, he was a member of the Advisory Council Board with the Alexandria Chapter of The Salvation Army.

Judge Colby is survived by his wife Lynn Julia (LJ) Pendlebury Colby, daughters Susan Colby Hedrick (Springfield, VA), Wendy Colby (Airville, PA), Alyce Austin Horwat (Lewis Center, OH), Angela Scudder Colby (Westbrook, CT), and Ellen Pruschowsky (Sterling, VA). He was the grandfather of 11, and a great- grandfather to many.

A memorial gathering will be held in the near future. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in his name to The Salvation Army Alexandria VA Citadel Corps, 1804 Mt. Vernon Ave. Alexandria, VA 22301;
or to World Central Kitchen.

CORRECTION: This post has been updated to fix the misspelling of the surname Pruschowsky.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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