Obit Emil Colquist d 07-13-1963
Emil Colquist Dies, Counf y GOP Head Emnil Colquist, 75, of 402 West Water St.. Clinton County Republican chairman since 1958, died Saturday at 9.45 p.m. at the Lock Haven Hospital, a short time after naming Dr. Earl L. Lentz, Jr., of Lock Haven as acting GOP chairman, due to his illness. Mr. Colquist underwent surgery in Williamsport on April 22, with indications then that his illness was of a critical nature. He reentered the local hospital on July 2. A resident of Lock Haven since 1931, Mr. Colquist headed the Castanea mill of the New York and Penna. Co. as superintendent from 1946 until he retired, Dec. 91, 1957. He was a native of Colegrove, near Mt. Jewett, Pa., a son of the late Edgar and Eleanor Anderson Colquist. He attended Upsala College, East Orange, N. J., and was graduated from Washington and Jefferson in 1911. As a young man he entered the hardware and feed business with his father, then in 1920 joined the Kistler Leather Co. in Olean, N. Y,, as an official, and came to Lock Haven with the tannery. When the local tannery ceased production he joined the New York and Pennsylvania 'Co. in 1931, and had 26 years of service at the paper mill when he retired. iMr. Colquist was a member of Great Island Presbyterian Church in this city, and Olean Lodge, 252, F. and A.M., of which he was a past master. He i« survived by his wife, the former Rose Hull, a teacher at tht Lock Haven 'High School. The first Mrs. Colquist, the former Kecne Stowell, died in 1946. Also surviving are a daughter Colette. Mrs. John J. O'Shea of Philadelphia, a granddaughter, Mrs. Louis Lantz, Brooklyn, N. Y., a grandson, Dr. Burnt L. Haag, Philadelphia, three great granddaughters and twin great grandsons, Ralph Bui-ritt and Robert Emil Lantz, whom he never saw. The great grandsons were born in Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, June 25, after Mr. Colquist's fatal illness had become graverNeither Mrs. O'Shea, nor her daughter, Mrs. Lantz, will be able to come for the funeral, due to the latter's illness following the premature birth of the twins. Mrs. Lantz reentcred the hospital July 8 for minor surgery and has just returned to her home, 193 Clinton Ave., Brooklyn. Her mother has been with her the past week. One sister of Mr. Colquist, Mrs. Emmerilc Laufer of Buffalo, N. Y., formerly of this city, also survives in his immediate family. Cooler with Rain By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Five-day forecast through July 20: Temperatures will average two to four degree* below normal with a slow warming trend through the early part but temperatures well below normal the latter part of the period. Precipitation will aver- from one-half to three-quar- an inch as widespread and occasional thunder- Wednesday and Thurs- age tcrs of showers showers day.