Benjamin John Colwell

May 14, 1979 ~ May 20, 2020 (age 41)


Benjamin John Colwell

Formerly of Windsor


Benjamin John Colwell was born on May 14, 1979. He was taken into the arms of His loving Savior on May 20, 2020 after a non-COVID-19 related, serious illness. He was loved by so many and was known for his contagious smile and infectious joking.

Ben, we joke, was born with camera gear in hand and read and ready to cover the newest and greatest story or life experience. He loved taking pictures and touring different parts of the U.S. Ben, as a young boy would make a news cast and pretend to broadcast from his living room. He quickly learned all about computers, editing, videography and more photography. He was hired by 34 News and WBNG TV-12 in Binghamton, New York after creating a piece on Snow Geese. He then moved into bigger stations throughout Florida and Arizona.

Ben learned his love of recording and editing from working hours at his church and soon moved to a larger church to work with technology upgrades on their computers, sound and broadcasting equipment.

Ben is survived by his dad, LeWayne, his mother Susan, who passed away on May 27 2020, and was predeceased by a nephew Tyler Daniel, also survived by his three siblings; Tim (Gwendy) Colwell, Rebecca (James) Mitchell, Dan (Lorina) Colwell. He had many nieces and nephews who adored their Uncle Ben. Ben was a great friend to so many people. The impact he made will last for years to come. He will be greatly missed by his WINK news family in Fort Meyers, Florida where he was currently employed as their Chief Videographer. It was his dream job for the last several years.  

Memorial Services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be in S. Windsor Cemetery.  Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to:  The Ross River Hope Society # 7  Ross River Ave.  Ross River, YT Canada  YOB1SO or The Door Student Services POB 6  Bellwood, PA  16617 (  Online condolences may be made at:   Arrangements by the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home 69-71 Maple Street Harpursville. A MADDEN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME.


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