Gilbert "Bud" McCollough, 78, of 70 W. Fair-mount Ave., died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in Lakewood.
He was born on Aug. 5, 1935, in Jamestown, the son of Gilbert L. McCollough Sr. and Dorothy I. Collins McCollough.
Bud graduated from Youngsville High School in 1954, and served in the U.S. Navy as a radioman on the USS Edisto from 1955-59. He met Susan Chase, the love of his life, on Oct. 8, 1959, at Miller's Grove in Fentonville and they married on Jan. 2, 1960. He worked locally for the Jamestown post office, Crawford Furniture and Marlin Rockwell Corp. in earlier years and after retirement at Wegmans and CARTS.
Gilbert “Bud” McCollough
Besides his parents, Bud was preceded in death by Susie, who died May 23, 2010.
Bud will be remembered for his quick wit and fantastic sense of humor.
He had a sense of fun and enthusiasm for life, and loved spending time with his family. He spent many years gardening, raising animals and hunting, and for the past few years, he enjoyed frequent visits to Wegmans coffee shop. He loved the woods and water. Bud had many friends and loved ones and will be dearly missed.
He is survived by a daughter, Laura (Michael) Moss of Celoron; sons: Richard McCollough of North Bend, Wash., Daniel McCollough of Morgantown, W.Va., and Gilbert McCollough III of Rocky Mount, N.C.; eight grandchildren: Kathryn (James Omps) Moss, Jesse Moss, and Kyle, Corrine, Nathan, Walter, Haylie and Patrick McCollough; brothers: Joseph (Carole) McCollough of Tucson, Ariz. and James (Lynda) McCollough of Warren, Pa.; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the Lind Funeral Home. James McCollough, Bud's nephew, will officiate. Friends will be received for one hour prior to the service in the funeral home Saturday.
In honor of Bud's life-long love of reading, memorials may be made to the James Prendergast Library of Jamestown or to a charity of choice. You may light a candle in remembrance of Bud at www.lindfuneralhome.com.
Hey hey, Dad.