Cumberland Times-News

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March 4, 2013

The greatest man I ever knew

Thank you so much Mike Mathews for the well written article about Terry Colaw. My mom said she cried when she read the article. Lots of people knew him as a very good coach. I just knew him as Uncle Terry.

As a kid I went to Aberdeen every summer for a couple of weeks. He always had time to play whatever sport it was with me. I didn’t realize until I got older what I missed out on. At least I can remember how wonderful those times were. I was 11 years old. Chris was only 5 years old and Mark was only 2 when their dad died. The older I get the more I miss him, and so do Chris and Mark. All three of us missed out on so much.

I hope that I can influence and help my daughter,  Delaney, and son, Patrick, the way Terry influenced me.    Thanks again to Mike Mathews for telling the story of a truly wonderful man who helped so many young people.

Tracy Rinard

Oakland

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