Howard William  Colgan Jr.


Howard William Colgan, Jr., 82, an avid fisherman formerly of Duncan passed away on January 24, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA. Howard graduated from Duncan High School in 1955, attended East Central State University served (with security clearance) in the U.S. Army and graduated from the University of San Francisco. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard William Colgan, Sr. and Viola Colgan McGee.

He is survived by his wife Gayle Kennedy Colgan; his children, Howard William Colgan III of Truckee, CA. and grandsons Howard William Colgan IV and Camden Richard Colgan of AZ; Carrie Elaine Colgan of Midlothian, TX and grandson Tristan Stubbs; stepsons Sean Kennedy (Vanesa) granddaughter Nichole of Philadelphia and Todd Kennedy (Lisa) of San Jose, CA. Also surviving is his brother Jim Colgan (Linda Pat) of Tulsa: nephews Brent Colgan of Oklahoma City and Keith Colgan (Laura) of Tulsa and great nieces Devin Long (Jackson) of Oklahoma City, Bria Colgan and Lindsay Colgan of Tulsa.

Howard worked in Sherman, Texas with Johnson & Johnson where he also served as President of the Texoma Bass Club, he loved to fish, be it fresh or salt water. Howard retired from General Electric as a Project Manager in Nuclear Energy while living in California. He and Gayle retired to Ft. Gibson Lake in Oklahoma for several years before moving to Philadelphia.

No services are planned at this time however the family will have a Celebration of Howard's Life at a later date.
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