John C. Colby of Leicester died Tuesday at his home. He was 91.
He was born in Worcester and was a lifelong resident of the Rochdale section of Leicester.
He served in the Navy during World War II.
Mr. Colby was the owner/operator of Colby’s Home Bakery in Rochdale for 32 years until retirement in 1988.
He was a part-time police officer for the town of Leicester for 25 years and was a former captain of the Rochdale Auxiliary Fire Department.
He had a part-time job at Bondtite (Lincoln Labs) during retirement.
Mr. Colby was past post commander of the VFW Post 7556 in Rochdale and was a service officer at the American Legion Post 205 in Rochdale.
He was a member of the 250th anniversary committee and Memorial Day committee of Leicester, the Leicester Rod & Gun Club, Greenville Baptist Church in Rochdale and was a committeeman of Boy Scouts Troop 115 of Rochdale.
He was also past trustee and commissioner of Greenville Baptist Cemetery.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Greenville Baptist Church, Rochdale.
Burial will be in Greenville Baptist Cemetery, Rochdale.
Arrangements by Morin Funeral Home, Leicester.