Arne Gustav Kolbjornsen

Arne Gustav Kolbjornsen

January 8, 1939 - October 3, 2011

Arne Gustav Kolbjornsen

January 8, 1939 - October 3, 2011

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Arne Gustav Kolbjornsen, aka. Neddy, age 72 passed away after a longtime battle with Diabetes on Monday, October 3, 2011, at Summit Medical Center. He was a resident of Nashville. Arne was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He was the son of the late Gustav and Magda Brenke Kolbjornsen. Arne was a true patriot, very proud of his country and all that it stood for. He became an American citizen and served proudly in the United States Air Force for over 20 years, retiring as a Tech Sergeant. He was a comptroller for Perini Corporation for which he spent time in Connecticut, Georgia, Florida, California, Maryland and lastly Tennessee. In his free time Arne was an avid golfer. He took great pride in the fact that he taught all three of his sons to play and enjoy the game of golf. They all grew to love their Saturday morning golf outings with their Dad. He also spent his free time keeping up on all that was going on in the world and knew everything there was to know about political goings on. Arne patiently taught his sons to play Pinochle, and no family gathering was complete until a game or two was played. He was a very proud Red Sox Fan, catching their games whenever he could. Arne was of the Catholic Faith. Arne is survived by his very loving and very devoted wife Sandra Hersey Kolbjornsen. They most recently celebrated their 47th wedding Anniversary on September 26, 2011. He was a very loving and devoted father of three sons, Arne Ned and his wife Christiana of Middletown, Delaware. Douglas and his wife Jody of Ijamsville, Maryland. John and his wife Monica of Walkersville, Maryland. The light of his world were his 8 grandchildren, who will miss him greatly, Meghan, Jaidan, Danielle, Logan, Maxwell, Dylan, Matthew and Mia. Arne is also survived by numerous in-laws from his lovely wife’s family. He was one of 13 children. He is survived by his siblings, Rene and his wife Jessy Kolbjornsen of Florida, Gerda and her husband Serge Breton of California, Marlene Bailly of Haiti, Mitsou Kolbjornsen of Haiti, Patrick and his wife Nellie of California, Siegfried and his wife Cresencia of California and Raphael and his wife Crystal of Florida. He is also survived and will be greatly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends around the world. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Edwidge and Sonia, brothers Frantz, Hans, and Wilhelm. Inurnment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Cremation Society of Tennessee is assisting the Kolbjornsen family with the

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  1. dear;sandy and family for his memory my dear sweet nedy .the days may come,the days may go,but still the heand of memory weave the time we spent togheter no long ago.thoughts of one who was very brabe.when i remember all the the loving things hi did for me and my family when i came to fl and you open the doors of your home to us i thank the lord for having him as a brother and you as my sister and-law your courage and devotion still inspire us all,and his memory will live forever love you

  2. Remembering Ned as a wonderful family man. A Great husband, father, grandfather and friend. Growing-up I remember his fun parties & cook-outs on Witches Rock Rd. He was a great dancer. Thanks for the help Ned & Sandy gave us on numerous occasions, including the time with our grandson a few years ago when we went to Fort Campbell for the Welcoming Home Ceremony from Iraq. Of all my cousins Sandy & Neddy have been our favorites. We send our Love & Prayers….knowing our Heather, Uncle Aubrey,cousin Phyllis other family members were there to greet him as he crossed over to the other side, gives us a great feeling of comfort. We Love You. Pam & Paul

  3. Raphael says:

    Sandy, as I share in your pain I want to say thanks for sharing Neddy w/us. He was not only a brother, but a great friend. He was an inspiration to us all. He and I travelled many miles together. I can remember cutting Christmas trees in Colorado travelling & more. Trips back to Haiti were special. As Crystal said below family was always his greatest joy & pride. We always enjoyed our visits to Haiti together. I recall when Natasha went with us one year; he was like a tour guide. I recall a visit to Rene Frantz’s I took him to a couple of my construction sites; he was like a kid in a candy store. Sandy thank you so very much for taking care of him with the love & kindness I witnessed especially in the last 8 or so months. You are truly the angel that lit his life. Boys, the 3 of you, your wives & children were a great blessing to him. He loved you with all his heart. Bro, God�s Speed 2 U, go & be with our loved ones that preceded you. Thanks for all the memories.

  4. Dear Sandy, Our thoughts are with you, & our deepest condolences. I still remember when you first started dating Neddy! He was a very special man. Love, Sharon FitzGerald Clark & Larry Clark Dear Sandy, Our thoughts are with you, in this time of deepest sadness. I still remember when you first started dating Neddy! He was a very special man. Love, Sharon FitzGerald Clark & Larry Clark

  5. Sandy, Ned, Doug and John Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Our love to you from cousins in Florida

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