He joined the U.S. Coast Guard and served for three years after high school graduation. He met and married Barbara Trowbridge-Burns during his military service. Before launching his Honda motorcycle business, Kolbe worked as a machinist and tool-design engineer at North American, later Rocketdyne. Kolbe is survived by his wife of 54 years, Barbara; children, David Kolbe, Valarie Kolbe and Nancy Kolbe Wright; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild and his brother, George Kolbe. The memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mel Roman Catholic Church, 20870 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. Burial will be private. Donations in his memory may be sent in his name to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center – Cancer Research, Attn.: Kelly Morris (Community Relations), 8700 Beverly Blvd., Suite 2416, Los Angeles, CA 90048 or California Equine Retirement Foundation Inc., 34033 Kooden Road, Winchester, CA 92596. [email protected] 818-713-3708160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“He ran his shop tightly but you knew he really cared about people. He was a real family guy, very devoted to his kids. Andy was very involved in the community, very generous. Andy was good-natured and very warm-hearted. He was quite a guy.” Kolbe’s leisure activities over the years included motorcycle racing, gardening and tournament sport fishing, especially in Kona, Hawaii. He was a thoroughbred horse owner and breeder. “He was like a visionary, more than just an owner (of dealerships). He was innovative and entrepreneurial. He was hardworking and determined,” said his son, David Kolbe. “He had strong morals and values. He supported community events.” Andrew Robert Kolbe was born Aug. 20, 1932, in Yonkers, N.Y. His family moved to Pasadena and, later, to Altadena. Kolbe was enrolled in an apprentice training program at Flanders, a motorcycle parts and accessories manufacturer in Pasadena, while he attended high school. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday for San Fernando Valley businessman Andrew Kolbe, president of Kolbe Honda and Kolbe Cycle Sales, who died in Tarzana after a five-year battle with multiple myeloma. He was 75. Kolbe founded the first U.S. Honda motorcycle franchise in 1959 on Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills. He was among the first dozen U.S. Honda franchise owners in 1970 with a dealership – still located on Reseda Boulevard in Reseda. “Soichiro Honda (the founder of Honda Motors) called him his No. 1 son,” recalled longtime public-relations adviser and friend Ray Rosenbaum, who met with Kolbe nearly every Wednesday since 1962.
CLG Seán Mac Cumhaills are inviting applicants for the position of Senior Football Manager for the 2017 season.Any interested parties are asked to forward their application to the club secretary by email or in writing to Club Rúnaí, Alan Martin, Sessiagh O’Neill, Ballybofey or [email protected] by no later than the 16th of December 2016. Please contact the Club Secretary on 086 172 3899 with any queries. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Damian Devaney, Sean Boyce, Paddy Mullen and Ciaran Browne for all their hard work and commitment over the last year. Donegal GAA Banquet:Congratulations to Avril Mc Namee who lifted her Handball Player of the Year award at the Donegal GAA Banquet on Saturday night in the Abbey Hotel in Donegal Town. Congratulations to Del Laverty, Conor Griffin, Aaron Mc Auley and Sean Curran who were part of the Donegal panel who won the Under-21 C All-Ireland earlier in the year. Del and Conor attended the Donegal GAA Banquet on Saturday night in the Abbey Hotel.Senior AGM: The Annual General Meeting of CLG Seán Mac Cumhaills will be held on Monday the 12th of December 2016 at 8.00pm in the Clubhouse. Nominations for Officers and Motions should be forwarded to: Alan Martin, Sessiaghoneill, Ballybofey, Co Donegal or [email protected] by Wednesday the 8th of December. The nomination forms can be found on www.seanmaccumhaill.com/downloads or by contacting the club secretary.Bingo:The Bingo takes place in the Villa Rose Hotel on Sunday night with a 8.30pm start. The Snowball jackpot is €9,000 for 45 numbers or less. We have brilliant prizes this week in the run up to Christmas with €2,500 in prizes to go on the night along with a chance of winning the Snowball jackpot. Books are €10 single, double for €15 and sheets are €2. All are very welcome.Lotto:There was no winner of this week’s Lotto. The numbers drawn were 19, 21, 23 and 26. There was one match three winner: Eugene Wright, Navenny who receive €150. This week’s jackpot is still a massive €10,000. John Lillis’ team is selling this week.Club Notes:Any member wishing to have items added to the club notes can email [email protected] before Sunday for inclusion. Sean MacCumhaills: Plenty of awards at annual Donegal GAA banquet was last modified: December 5th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Avril McNameeBallybofeySean MacCumhaillsStranorlar