August 10, 1944 - October 25, 2020
CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR JOE COLLONGE Joe Collonge died in Ashland, Oregon on October 25, 2020. He touched many lives in his 76 years! In order to help celebrate and acknowledge a life well lived, A Celebration of Life will be held on Zoom, Saturday, December 12th, at 1:00pm. If you are interested in joining this zoom meeting, please send an email to [email protected] so we know who will be attending. A link to the zoom will then be forwarded to you. Joe leaves behind many memories for those who knew and loved him. He had a long and rewarding career as an Electrical Engineer for a variety of large companies and finally as a partner in Prime Design. Joe’s interests include but are not limited to theater in San Jose, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Talent and Ashland. He wrote plays, acted, provided lighting design, and technical direction. Along with his children and wife, Jean, who passed away in 2013, theater was a family affair. When Joe and Jean retired, the love of theater drew them to Ashland. Their sponsorship and volunteer work at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Tudor Guild provided much enjoyment and dedication for each of them. After Jean’s death, Joe continued supporting OSF with donations and volunteering at Tudor Guild. He also donated to playwrights and acting companies in the Rogue Valley including Camelot Theater, Livia Genise Productions, DeJaVu Productions, Criterian Theater and Doug Warner. Until Joe’s health prevented him from participating, he was also a generous OLLI member who served on various committees, a member of a men’s book group and the UCC’s Men’s Group in Ashland. We hope you will join us to help celebrate Joe! His immediate family includes his wife, Sally; his 6 children Louis, Carrie, Genevieve, Perry, Chelsea and Sarah; 6 grandchildren Henry, Caitlin, Evelyn, Francis, Gwynn and JoJo; step sons John and Mike; step grandsons Noah, Kyler, Felix and Maeson; sister Nancy; his nephew and niece: Peter and Kit; and two ex-wives Rodean and Laurel. Joe Collonge of Ashland, Oregon, died on Sunday, October 25th 2020. Born on August 10th, 1944, in Palo Alto, California, Joe was the eldest child of Perry and Nan Collonge. Following in his father’s footsteps, Joe distinguished himself in a career in electrical engineering in California. In 2008, Joe and his wife, Jean, chose to retire in the charming town of Ashland. There, he threw himself into restoring his beloved craftsman home in the Railroad District. Joe was also deeply involved with OSF, with OLLI, and many other local projects. Following the death of his wife, Jean, Joe married Sally, who survives him, along with his sister, Nancy, and his six children, Louis, Carrie, Genevieve, Perry, Chelsea and Sarah. Joe was an original: generous, bright, funny, and warm. He will be sorely missed. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the American Diabetes Association at diabetes.org.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR JOE COLLONGE Joe Collonge died in Ashland, Oregon on October 25, 2020. He touched many lives in his 76 years! In order to help celebrate and acknowledge a life well lived, A Celebration of Life will be held on Zoom,... View Obituary & Service Information
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