1942 — 2020
Richard Colby, age 77, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, passed away May 24, 2020 after battling pancreatic cancer for 1 1/2 years. He was born in Chicago to the late Leonard L. and the late Mildred Berman Colby (nee Cohen). The family moved to Kalamazoo when Richard was five years of age. He graduated from University High School and attended Michigan State University on a tennis scholarship. Tennis was an important part of his early life. He was a nationally-ranked tennis player in 1956 and 1957, reaching a rank of 23rd in the nation in Boys Singles, and 4th in the nation in Boys Doubles. He also won title for table tennis in the Kalamazoo area. He graduated from Western Michigan University and his...