Glenn Norman Colburn

Glenn Norman Colburn, 65, of Milford, NH, died Saturday October 11, 2014 surrounded by family and friends at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua, NH, after succumbing to a persistent battle with cancer.

He was born in Keene, NH, on July 14, 1949 and was the son of the late Almon Norman and Lillian Adeline (Bunker) Colburn. Glenn graduated from Keene HS continuing his studies at Hawthorne College in Antrim, NH. He was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Nashua and proudly served as a K-9 Narcotics Sergeant in the United Sates Air Force at the end of the Vietnam Era from 1975-1978. In his later years, Glenn became semi-retired after a successful sales career with various employers such as PEPSI CO and Donahue Beverage in Keene and Idlenot/Garelick Farms Dairy of Lynn MA and Springfield VT; at the time of his death, Glenn was proudly employed by RX Monitoring Services in Bedford, NH. He was a life time member of the Elks Lodge in Keene and a highly successful softball and football official holding numerous key positions within the ASA, NCAA, and High School officiating organizations for softball and football throughout New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Specifically, Glenn was a member of the New Hampshire Amateur Softball Association (ASA) from 1985 to his death. He was the NH ASA State Umpire-in-Chief (UIC) appointed since 1999. NH ASA DISTRICT UIC since 2007. NH Softball Association / NH High School Apprentice Chairman – 2002-2003 / Rules Interpreter, 2002 until death. His awards include: International Softball Federation Certification, 1997; ASA/USA National Indicator 1997; ASA/USA ELITE UMPIRE 2003; ASA/USA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE 2007.

Survivors include his wife, Mayre (Cassidy) Colburn of Peabody MA whom he married in May 2005; sons, Major Jeffrey Colburn USAF (ret), Mike Park, and Jonathan Park; daughter, Jennifer Park Edgarton and daughter-in-law MSgt Michelle (Dennis) Colburn USAF (ret); brother, CW5 Verne Colburn USA (ret); grandsons, Braeden, Cullen, and Gavin Park; granddaughters, Mikayla and Emily Colburn, Rylee and Taylor Edgarton; nephews, Colonel Michael Colburn USMC (ret), Carey Colburn and Jeremy Peace; nieces, Cindy Peace, Terry Colburn, Amy (Colburn) Trahan and Karen (Colburn) Merill. Glenn was predeceased by his brother Dale Colburn in March 2011. He also leaves behind numerous friends that he cherished over his life.

SERVICES: Funeral Services will be celebrated Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 at 10:00 AM in the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 214 Main St., Nashua, NH 03060 with the Rev. Dr. Robert “Odie” Odierna officiating. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend and may meet at the church. Visiting hours were held Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 from 4:00-8:00 PM at the Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua, NH 03064. Burial will be held at the Riverside Cemetery, Milford, NH. Donations in Glenn’s loving memory may be made to the Jimmy Fund, c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or at An online guest-book is available at www.davisfuneral (603) 883-3401 “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER.”