Walter Colmorgen, 94, West Long Branch, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday April 14, 2018.
Born in Long Branch on January 8, 1924 to William and Emma (Hampton) Colmorgen, he lived most of his life in the Long Branch and Red Bank area before moving to West Long Branch. Prior to his retirement he worked for many years at Mid Atlantic Beef in Long Branch.
Walter was drafted into the United States Army on January 30, 1943. When he was asked recently how he felt about being drafted he replied, “I wanted to serve because there is over 1,000 of our guys buried at Pearl Harbor.” He was honorably discharged on March 21, 1946 after serving in Burma as a Heavy Machine Gunner with the 682 AAA MG Battery. He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.
He was pre deceased by his brothers, Howard, Wally, William and Clarence and his sisters, Sarah, Dora and Ruth.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Visitation Tuesday, April 17th 2:00-4:00 pm at the Woolley-Boglioli Funeral Home, 10 Morrell Street, Long Branch. Funeral Service Wednesday, April 18th 11:00 am at the funeral home. Interment to follow in Woodbine Cemetery, Oceanport. To share a favorite memory or messages of condolence, please visit Walter’s page of tributes at www.woolleyboglioli.com.