Feb 042011

Bud Kolomitz, 65, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, in Phoenix. A memorial celebration will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, at his beloved Elks Lodge No. 536 in Winslow.

He was born in Winslow on Sept. 22, 1945.

Although Bud lived the past few years in the Phoenix area to be close to his children, his home was always Winslow.

Throughout his years in Winslow Bud was an active Elk. His favorite pastime was cooking in the lodge kitchen and teasing children. He loved baseball and spent many years volunteering with the Winslow Little League to ensure every kid got a chance to enjoy the game as much as he did.

Bud never met a stranger, never passed up an opportunity to hug a kid, loved to golf and lived to make others laugh. He would pick up a guitar, and play and sing for anyone who would listen.

Bud was a big man with a big heart, and will be missed by all whose lives he touched.

Survivors include his son and namesake, Anthony Bartholomew “Bart” Kolomitz III of Arizona City; his daughter, Tiffany Kolomitz of Mesa; the love of his life, Alison Kolomitz of Winslow; two sisters, Kathy Caulkins and Helen Glancy; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Winslow Elks Lodge No. 536.

Greer’s Mortuary of Winslow is in charge of the arrangements.