Charles E. Colburn

BANGOR - Charles Edwin Colburn, 90, husband of the late Elizabeth (Leeman) Colburn, died April 9, 2013, at a local health care center. He was born Aug. 5, 1922, in Bangor, son of Harry E. and Flora (Severence) Colburn.

Charlie was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a wellknown Mason and avid outdoor sportsman. He was active in masonry, where he held leadership positions for many years, including being a 60-plus year member of Rising Virtue Lodge No. 10, AF & AM, Bangor; a member of Mount Moriah Royal Arch Chapter No. 6; Bangor Council No. 5; St. John's Commandery No. 3; Grand Commandery of Maine; Scottish Rite Bodies and Anah Shriners. Charlie was also a member and past president of Penobscot Salmon Club.

Surviving are one daughter, Jane E. Helsley and her husband, Adam, of Bangor; three granddaughters, Bethanie, Kristin and Taylor; one brother, Paul S. Colburn of Bangor; nieces and nephews.

A Masonic funeral service conducted by the officers and members of Rising Virtue Lodge and other Masonic brethren will be held 1 p.m. Monday, April 15, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. Private interment will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Bangor. Those who wish to remember Charlie in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the Bangor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Activities Fund, 103 Texas Ave., Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Funeral Home

133 Center Street Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 942-8815

Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 11, 2013