PORT CHARLOTTE - Russell B. Coltart, 79, Retired SMG,) of Port Charlotte, Fla. and Charlotte, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at his home in Florida. Russell was born in1933, in Rockland, son of the late Ernest and Emma (Bailey) Coltart.
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He served 41 years in the Maine Army National Guard and continued to serve as a representative for the Maine Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee. Over the years he was an active community member. Russell served on the Washington County Community College Advisory Board for 27 years and received an Honorary Degree from the college in May, 2009. Russ was a member of the American Legion, Sherman Williams Brothers, Post No. 3, with 45 years continuous service.
Russell is survived by wife, Elizabeth (Lowe); children, Catherine (Gregory) White of Jacksonville, Fla., Gary (Ann) Coltart of St Augustine, Fla., Samuel (Linda) Coltart of Calais; grandchildren, Richard (Kayleigh and son, Carson) of Atlantic Beach, Fla.; Matthew (Sunni) Coltart of Junction City, Kan., Jared White of Jacksonville, Fla., Samantha Coltart of Orono; sister, Greta May (Marvin) Barnes of Sun City, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Aurora Coltart of Madawaska, Anita Lydic of Baileyville and Patricia Lowe of Baileyville; many nieces, nephews and friends. Russell was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Richard and Robert Coltart; and brothers-in-law, Merle Lydic and Richard Lowe. The family would like to thank his caregivers at Tidewell Hospice for his excellent and loving care. A memorial service will be held at a later date by the family. In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution may be made in Russell's memory to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Arrangements are with National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte, Fla.
Published in BDN Maine on Nov. 8, 2012