More detail on this person: EDWARD COLBURN, AVIATION SAFETY OFFICER Edward "Bart" Colburn, master aviator, instructor pilot and aviation safety officer with the New York Army National Guard in Niagara Falls and Albany, died unexpectedly Monday (April 19, 2004) at home. He was 57. Mr. Colburn was born in Dunkirk and was a graduate of Cassadaga Central School. He enlisted in the Army in 1967 and was a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War. He retired from the New York Army National Guard in 2001. He had been employed as a security officer at Rich Foods, Buffalo. A member of the Tuscarora Yacht Club, Mr. Colburn was an avid yachtsman. He was active in kayaking and biking, and enjoyed computers and reading. He also enjoyed quiet time with his pets, Lucky Dog, Emma and Sammy. Survivors include his wife, the former Roseann Merendini of Lewiston; a daughter, Jennifer Sager, and a son, Travis, both of California; his mother, Eunice Colburn Swanson of Jamestown; and a brother, Perry J. of Geneva, Ill. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 400 Ridge St.
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