Colby
Photo GalleryColby Joshua Koenig, much loved son of John Koenig and Cindy Tobis of Palos Verdes Estates, and brother of Callan Koenig, of Los Angeles passed away on January 12, 2010 at the age of 25. Colby, a 2002 graduate of Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, was working full time at Iron Mountain, while pursuing a degree in Psychology at Cal Poly Pomona. Enthusiastically interested in athletics, Colby played baseball in the Rolling Hills Little League and the Pony League, as well as AYSO soccer. At PVPHS, Colby ran cross country and did track and field. He earned the Eagle Scout award in Troop 783. Colby enjoyed snowboarding, loved car races, playing his guitars, and having barbeques with his many wonderful friends. A celebration of Colby's life will be held on Sunday, January 17 at 4:15 PM at the Pt. Vicente Interpretive Center, 31501 Palos Verdes Drive West, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation in Colby's name to Holt International Children's Services, P.O. Box 2880, 1195 City View, Eugene, OR 97402 or online at holtinternational.org or call them at 541-687-2202. We encourage you to carpool and dress casually and warmly as some of the celebration will be outdoors. Please use this website www.LAfuneral.com to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services. Check back to view the online video tribute and a webcast of events.
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  1. I wish there were more than words, because they’re never enough, or they are simply too much. I am so sorry. Love you all.

  2. Colby was a great friend, always smiling we played soccer together we laughed he shared important things with me, and i told him ” i will be there for you colby” ……….i love you Colby!you are a great friend. may Jesus keep you warm and safe up there. i will be praying for you. i am so sorry for your loss he always be on our hearts!

  3. My family and I pray for safe passage by Colby and for your family’s swift delivery to where you only feel warmth from his blessings.

  4. Colby, you will be missed. Your passing leaves us sad and grieving but we know that we feel this because you left an imprint on all of us, we won’t forget.

  5. We hold you in our prayers as you travel this sad road. We remember Colby as such a sweet boy in Little League. So many hours were spent as parents in the bleachers, so many precious moments.

  6. Cindy, John and Callan, We cannot express how sad we are about the loss of your dear Colby. Our love and thoughts are with you.

  7. Cindy, John and Callan, We cannot express how sad we are about the loss of your dear Colby. Our love and thoughts are with you.

  8. Dear Cindy, John and Callan: I am so saddened to hear of Colby’s passing. I remember him well from Rancho Vista. He was such a sweet and adorable little boy. I hope that all the wonderful memories you have of him will help you to get through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Dear Cindy, John, and Callen, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of deep sorrow. We are so sorry for your loss. Laura, Sara, Zack, and Kyle Gorlick

  10. Colby was absolutely one of the nicest friends I have, and has always treated me like a brother. He always had a smile on his face, and was just a silly guy! We were both very hungry people, and he’d be the first to request a trip to the taco truck (aka roach coach) and I’d be right there with him on that suggestion. All of the jokes, eating, hanging out, and the fun he brought to the group will never be forgotten. We had a lot of great times, and I’m really going to miss his presence. He loved his family and friends, and would show that through his words and actions. It hurts enough to hear about the tradegy as a friend. My condolences to you, the family, I know he meant so much as a brother and son.

  11. As Colby Koenig’s mom, I am a priveleged woman because I was lucky enough to be Colby’s mom for 25 years…too short of a time for me & certainly too short of a time for Colby to achieve all of his dreams & goals. I am devastated by the loss of Colby because of the life adventures that Colby has lost & will never get the chance to experience. My son was to me one of the most charismatic, outgoing, fun-loving, intelligent, handsome, & beautiful people I have ever had the privelege to know & love. Colby’s abilities & accomplishments astound me….just look at the photos…he was amazing in so many ways! Beautiful baby boy, I will keep you in my heart until it no longer beats, for you are the sustenance of my existence-without you I am nothing. I will spend the rest of my life seeking JUSTICE for this tragedy. Forever more, we will all STAY HUNGRY, as you, Colby, would want us to do. I will miss you forever my beautiful, dark eyed, loving son…..memories are all we have & they are plentiful. All of my love today & always, YOUR MOM

  12. John and Cindy, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I did not know Colby, but just by meeting his mom and dad I know he must have been an amazing boy.

  13. To Callan, Cindy and John — I am so sorry to hear that Colby has passed away. I remember him growing up at Rancho Vista and in high school how he loved some of the PS2 games when they first came out. My heart goes out to you as you face so great a loss.

  14. I am so sorry to hear of this tragic loss. I have very fond memories of running cross country with Colby in high school. My deepest sympathy to you, Mr. and Mrs. Koenig and Callan.

  15. I remember the joy when Colby arrived in your life. The pain of his lose will ebb. He will always be with you and the wonderful things he did and his love for you will help you through these difficult moments. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Gene, Tina, Jennifer and Christopher Quail

  16. Hi John,Cindy and Callen, We are so sad to hear the news about Colby. Please accept our deepest sympathy.We will remember all of you in our prayers.I am offering Fruits, Water and Candle to Buddha for Colby today and will pray for him. George & Pat Kyaw

  17. John, Cindy, Callan: Our family is very saddened to hear about the passing of Colby. It was a joy and honor to be one his coaches in RHLL and AYSO soccer. My great shortstop on the Indians. Our prayers are with you and your family in this very difficult time. We will always remember the good times we shared with Colby including the dinner we had in the Big Island with our families. Colby you will truly be missed. God bless you and your family.

  18. I would like to pay my sincere condolences to the family for the loss of such a great employee and personnel friend. He will be missed here in our facility and always had a warming smile and a welcoming attitude towards everyone. A very articulate individual and was very much an important asset to our team. Martin Reyes

  19. John, Cindy and Callan Colby has become the brightest star in the sky, and as you look every night and see that first bright star, you will see him shining down and loving you. His life has been a blessing to you and so many others.

  20. Dear Cindy & John, We haven’t seen each other for many years, but I remember Colby & Callan from their toddler days when they played with my daughters Jessica & Lauren. I heard the sad news about Colby, and am so very sorry for you and your family. It sounds like he grew up to be an exemplary young man, and I’m sure he will be deeply missed. With kindest regards, Chris & Dennis Beebe

  21. I was saddened when I heard about your son, Colby. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Marc and I wish to extend our sincere condolences.

  22. John, Cindy, Callen, Please accept our sincerest condolences in this sadest of times during your morning for Colby.

  23. John, My very deepest sympathies to you and your family during this incredibly difficult time. Our prayers are with you.

  24. John, Cindy, Callan We are still in shock and saddened by your loss. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Cousins Kerry & Pat

  25. Dearest Koenig Family, The last time we were with Colby he was at Adam’s wedding…so full of life and enjoying being with friends…That is the way we will always think of Colby. He had so much to offer the world and he did it with such Gusto! He made a difference on this earth as I am sure he is doing in Heaven! Our son was so blessed to have a friend like Colby in his life! It has been such an honor to watch Colby grow into a fine young man… And it is such a loss to this world. Colby Joshua Koenig will continue to have a never-to be-erased place in our hearts and that huge smile will be remembered by the Cohu Family. It seems so little to say at this time but each of you (John, Cindy and Callan) will be in our prayers. Lovingly, The Cohu Family

  26. Our hearts go out to your family. Yours was the first Eagle Scout ceremony we attended and it inspired us so much!

  27. Dear Cindy, John and Callan: Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this most unthinkable of times.We are so sorry for your loss. Love, Vicki and Richard Evans

  28. Dear Cindy, John and Callan: Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this most unthinkable of times.We are so sorry for your loss. Love, Vicki and Richard Evans

  29. Dear Cindy, John, & Callan, Thoughts and prayers go out to you. Colby was such a wonderful student–so full of life–and always smiling. I am so sorry and share in your pain. Sincerely, Elaine Nakatsu

  30. Cindy, John and Callon, I am so sorry for your loss. It was an honor to know Colby as a Boy Scout in Troop 783. I also remember him on the cross country team and remember a time when he won the race, he was #1 among at least 100 runners. I will always remember him as a winner and Eagle Scout from Troop 783.

  31. Dear Cindy, John and Callan, There is nothing more devastating than losing your child. Your love for both of your children was so evident every time we met. I am so terribly sorry for this tragedy. Katy Borst

  32. John, Cindy and Callan, Although words cannot begin to ease the sorrow of your loss, please know that you are in the prayers of so many who care. I know that you and Cindy were great parents and gave your all to him. Those memories will carry you through this most difficult time. Remember God’s promises. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort… 2 Cor. 1:3

  33. Dear John, Cindy, and Callen We were so saddened by this tragic news. We will always remember Colby as a great young man and teammate. We were blessed to have known him. Peter Robin Josh Herwitt

  34. Dear Cindy, John & Callan, We are so saddened for the loss of Colby, your wonderful son & brother. We remember Colby in younger years and he was always full of life. There is no way to express such a loss and we send you our prayers and support. May the love of friends & family help you through these times.

  35. I’m very sorry to hear about your son. I hope you and Cindy will take care of each other during this sad time and only remember the good times with Josh.

  36. John,Cindy and Callan, So sorry to hear the sad news of Colby’s passing.We wish to express our most sincere condolence’s for your loss. May he always live within your heart and bring you comfort with the many fond memories you’ve shared. Peace be with you! Love Joe and Donna

  37. Dearest Cindy and John, I got Johns email this morning and was shocked at what I was reading. I’m not sure I can properly convey the depth of sorrow that I’m feeling for the two of you with the loss of your beautiful beloved son Colby.I wish I could be there in person so I could embrace you both during this horrible time of sorrow and loss. Please know that even though we haven’t seen or talked with you Cindy and John for some years now, the feeling of our friendship is as strong as ever. I will be praying for you both and Callan to help give you the strenth to cope with this horific loss and to aid you with the heeling process. I will also pray for Colby that he is happy and safe with God his heavenly father. Also know that I will be with you in thought and in spirit over the next few days as you lay Colby to his final resting place here on earth. Again my heart, thoughts and prayers are with you now and forever. John I will give you a call next week to set a time when we can get togther for a visit, when you back east. May you feel the loving arms of God embracing you and keep you strong during these very dark days. With all my Love and Prayers. Bob Navarro

  38. Dearest Cindy, It seems like only yesterday that our little ones were at Rancho Vista and you and I were sharing adoption stories. I was deeply saddened by the news of your precious Colby. You, John and Callan are in the thoughts and prayers of the entire Cutler family.

  39. Dear John, Cindy and Callan, Rick and I are so sad for you. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  40. Dear John, Cindy and Callen, Just can’t fathom this loss of Colby.Our families grew together as neighbors and friends for so many years. We share a lot of precious memories. I’ll never forget him or the laughter and life he brought to into our home. Warmly, with love, Connie, David and Mark Luzan

  41. Dear Cindy & John, We are heartsick to hear about the death of Colby. Nothing on this earth is as difficult as the loss of a child, and we know you must be feeling your world has been shattered. You are fortunate to have your daughter to lean on and comfort you in your grief. Unfortunately, since we are now in Texas part of the year (and Santa Fe, NM the rest of the time), we will not be able to join you for the memorial service today. Please know that our hearts and prayers are with you now and always.

  42. Dear John, Cindy and Callen, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Colby. He was just a young boy full of energy when we left California–we remember the enthusiastic love in your voice and broad smile as you talked about his activities and adventures. We extend our heartfelt sympathy for your loss.

  43. Dear Koenig family, You may not remember us very well, but we were in your babysitting co-op back in the day. We remember fondly watching Colby as a young infant and tot as he played with our Gina. He was the cutest little kid with the greatest sense of curiosity and adventure. We had two other children, but lost our youngest son 3 years ago at the age of 18. Although our circumstances were quite different, for he was disabled, we can understand your grief and are so sorry for your loss. We want you to know that your family is in our hearts and that our thoughts are with you. Love and hugs, Julie, Roy, Gina and Tony Gonella

  44. Colby, I want you to know that all of the arrangements are set for the celebration of your spectacular 25 years. These last four days have been so hard on your Mom, Callan and myself but we love you so much and we are going to have the party you would have wanted–afterall, your friends called you the BBQ PARTY KING. Please know that I will have you in my heart forever and I will never stop loving you. Thank you for being the most beautiful son ever. Your loving Dad

  45. John and Cindy: From our harts Andrea and I send you our condolences. We are with you in spirit, even though we are far away from you, we will pray to God to give you strenght. Remember you have another one to take care, your daughter and your couple. Do not quit. You have God to share with, he will give you peace in your harts. Colby is happy now, with his creator, with his father in heaven.

  46. John, Cindy and Callen, We are deeply saddened by your loss. Colby was Brian’s first Boy Scout Patrol Leader and I was touched by how well treated all the scouts. We have fond memories of the outings with Colby which will never be replaced.

  47. John, Cindy, Callan, Words cannot express –I am SO sorry for your frightfully untimely loss! May time pass quickly to heal your wounds, may you become closer and stronger as you move forward, and may you revel in fond memories of your time together forever.

  48. John and Cindy, I only had the privilege of meeting Colby as a almost new addition to your family but I do remember the beautiful child who grew to be a wonderful young man. Joan and I are so very sorry for your loss and trust that your happy memories will help

  49. dear john, cindy, and callan, it is with great sadness that i write this message today, and remember when i met colby a few years ago when you were all in detroit. i just watched the video tribute and hope that all those wonderful memories will one day replace the sadness you now feel. with deep sympathy and prayers today.

  50. Cindy, John and Callan, Our thouhts are with you and your terrible loss. Pointe Vicente is surely a beautiful spot to Celebrate Colby’s life.

  51. John and Cindy Returned from a week in Hawaii, your email was the first I read. Words cannot express the feelings of the loss of a child. Anytime Joanne and I were together with you we always discussed our kids. You, like us were so proud of them. Our heart felt thoughts and prayers are with you at this terrible time. Rich And Joanne Andres

  52. John, Cindy and Callan, We were devastated to learn about Colby. We have such fond memories of him. It seems like only yesterday that we went with Ben and Colby to the Forum for a Kings hockey game, watching them put their drinks on the ledge, just as a Kings player was checked into the boards right in front of them, spilling Coke all over. We wish we could be with you at the service to celebrate Colby’s life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  53. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Please know that your friends are near and ready to help in any way possible.

  54. Dear John, Cindy, and Callan You have our deepest sympathies on the loss of your son and brother, Colby. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  55. John,Cindy & Callan, We are so sorry for the loss of your son & brother, Colby. May you find strength in God. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Much Love & Aloha, Glory & Mark Nakamoto

  56. Our sympathy and best wishes to John, Cindy and Callan. We are very saddened for the loss of Colby, your wonderful son and brother. Colby will always live in our hearts and minds of all of us. We will remember great memories with Colby. May the memories, friends and family help you through these sad times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you The Dau Family

  57. Dear John, Cindy, Callan My thoughts and prayers are with you. While I had not seen Colby in several years, I have the fondest memories of Colby’s exploits while I was an Assistant Scoutmaster. He was energetic, funny and a trusted friend to his fellow scouts. He was very much loved and actively supported by his family. A particular example was John’s never failing extraordinary efforts to ensure he was there to participate in Troop activities with Colby despite his obligations which frequently required international travel. Colby’s qualities, and yours as individuals and family were always resources to draw on as his life evolved. It ended all too soon. You have my deepest sympathy.

  58. Barb and I are so sorry and taken aback at the news of Colby passing from this life. We cannot imagine how bad you feel. We have seen our parents and brothers and sisters go and that is bad. But I cannot imagine loosing a son as you have. We will be keeping you all in our prayers

  59. John, Cindy and Callan, I am so sorry for the loss of your son and brother. It was a great pleasure to have met Colby on his last trip to Michigan. I will remember his gentle and friendly demeanor and his beautiful smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  60. Dear Cindy, John & Callan – I am so very sorry for your terrible loss of Colby. Although I never had the honor of meeting him, I can only imagine he was as wonderful & fun loving as him Mom is. I hope that in time this emptyness and sadness will slowly be replaced with happy memories of your time with Colby. You are all in my thoughts.

  61. Hi John, This is Raymond writing for China, I feel so sorry to hear the news with such sorrow about your loved son, I would like to do whatever for you if that could comfort you or get over the difficulties. You are a great father and your son had a very happy life under your love, now your love and responsibilities has passed to God, no worry, just leave and let it go. You family needs you, your friends need, you are a great father and a true man. I am sharing your sorrow. Your friend Raymond Li

  62. John, Cindy, and Callen, It was with great sadness that I read about Colby’s death. Even though we never met him, I think about him often. We purchased your home on 10th Street in Manhattan Beach in 1988 and I see “Colby and Callen’s” names written in the cement outside by the bathroom window. May God bring comfort to each of you during this very sad time. Denise and Brian Norden (Nicole and Tyler)

  63. Dear John, I am very sorry to learn of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Michael J. Gunn

  64. Our very deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time. We know that you will always keep the great memories of Colby in your hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  65. To the Koenig Family, Colby was more than just a friend, he was an inspirational person who always sought the most out of life. He had a thirst for adventure, and I am happy I was able to share many memories with him throughout the years. He always had an open heart, and welcomed everyone into his life. He shared a piece of his heart with everyone, and never believed in putting on a different face just for social acceptability. What we saw was a true reflection of his heart and soul. A smile was always a smile, a laugh was always truly a laugh. I know that there are no words that can truly capture his radiating personality, but I know that the memories we created will forever leave an impression. Colby has not gone, he will always be in my heart.

  66. Dear John, Cindy & Callan: With true regret we are saddened by the loss of Colby. While we never met Colby in person, there was always a smile and sparkle with when Colby’s name came up. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

  67. The outpouring of love from the 250 people who attended Colby’s Celebration of Life was so heart-warming to us, his parents & sister. The wonderful stories that were told meant so very much to us, as did the kind words, warm hugs & kisses, & support. We sincerely thank all of you who attended, those who sent us food, cards, flowers, & gifts. Colby would have been impressed by these expressions of love & caring. Colby’s passing away has left an enormous hole in our lives & in the lives of his terrific friends. We grieve for them as we grieve for Colby & want to keep in touch with them & surround them with our love. That’s the least that we can do to thank them for being friends with our beautiful Colby with the contagious smile. We long for Colby’s presence & are having difficulty accepting that we can never see & be with him. Keep us in your thoughts, as you all are in ours. STAY HUNGRY lots of love, John, Cindy, & Callan

  68. We are from your old babysitting coop days. Our daughter is Rikki. We have found memories of hanging out with Colby and Callan when they were little tykes. Our hearts are breaking for you at this time of great sadness. You are and will be in our thoughts and prayers for some time. May you be comforted by the wonderful memories you have of him.

  69. I just heard about Colby and wanted to offer my condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God bless you.

  70. Dear John, Cindy and Callan, The video tribute to Colby is perfect. It captures his warm and loving personality and is an enduring reminder that character does not happen overnight. He brought much joy and crammed so much into 25+ years. Your family is built on love, patience and respect for each other. I know you will use those strengths from this point forward to live as he would have wanted you to. Much love, Julie and Jim

  71. Dear John, Cindy & Callan, We were so moved by ‘Colby’s Celebration of Life,’ a beautiful gathering to share so many wonderful cherished memories with family and friends. It is clear the world has lost a truly special young man. His photos show such energy, spirit and happiness. His friends spoke fondly about his wit, gently ways, and friendship. He obviously touched all those around him. He should have stayed on this earth for many more years; we regret his untimely passing. We walked away from Colby’s Celebration wishing we knew him better than just a neighborly wave. May God’s love guide you during this time of sorrow, and may you find solace in His care. Your cherished memories will give you comfort, and we know you will continue to deal with your loss by celebrating his life. You are in our hearts. With love, Harv and Ruth Daniels

  72. Dear John, Cindy, and Callan, From our hearts we wish you all the love and peace you’ll need to see you through your loss of Colby. Colby will always remain in our hearts and mind, as he lit up those around him. We have so many fond memories of Colby from throughout the years…and feel fortunate to have enjoyed him so recently as the kids gathered at our home when Mark returned from Florida. Please accept our deepest sympathies, Laurie, Jim, Mark, and Jeffrey Cram

  73. Callan I haven’t spoken to you in a long time, but I want you to know that my thoughts have not left you since I heard about your loss. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.

  74. Dear Colby, The joy that you brought to so many will live in our hearts forever. You were a beautiful child, a remarkable boy, and a fine young man, and I’m proud to always be your godfather, your uncle, Bruce.

  75. Our deepest sympathies and condolences to the entire Koenig family. Our prayers are with you all here on the East coast.

  76. I am so very sorry for your loss…As a parent, I cannot comprehend what you must be going through. Please know that my family and all of us from TriStateEvo send our thoughts and sympathies to you and all who feel this tragic loss…Most sincerely,

  77. I extend my most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Colby. In these difficult times it is important to stick together, stay strong and remember Colby for the great person that he was. The great memories you keep will help you get through these tough times. The members of Tri State Evo and myself are here for anything you folks may need. Jalal Zahr

  78. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Tri State Evo and I are here for any support that your family needs to get through this rough time. Be strong, our hearts are with you

  79. My Condolences go out to the Koenig family and friends. In times of grief, the best cure is to have close friends and family together. I’ve never met Colby, but he looked like he was a nice stand up guy. We shall always hold him close to our hearts, especially, within the Mitsubishi Enthusiast Communities. Rest In Peace. Regards, David Maestre Tri-State Evo Lead Moderator

  80. My deepest condolences go out to the family of a lost brother of this Evo community. Strength be with you on behalf of TSE.

  81. I wish for your family my sincere condolences in this difficult time. I know the great memories of his life will soften the pain now felt. – Vaughn from TriStateEvo

  82. My Condolences go out to the Koenig family and friends Tristate-Evo and myself are here for any support that your family may need, i am just crushed to see this go down like that. All we gotta do now is be strong, Are hearts are with you. Anthony castillo Tristate-Evo

  83. My deepest condolences go out to you all. Colby left such a presence in the lives of so many – his energy was incredible to say the least! And I miss him dearly for it. I’ve spent the last few days after hearing the news browsing through pictures and videos to remember all the moments – and there certainly were many in even the past four years that I knew him! He was a joy to be around as he lived life to the fullest during his time with us all, and was also wise beyond his years. Thank you for sharing stories and photos of his childhood with me – I enjoyed learning how he would share his animated spirit with you all as well. A celebration of his life was truly the best way to honor him and I’m sorry to have missed it. I cherish the memories I have of him and look forward to attending all future gatherings to remember his unforgettable spirit. Take care and stay strong Koenig family!

  84. Dear John & Cindy- I wanted to send you a note to let you know I was thinking of you and your family during this time of loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting your son, I have such fond memories of all of the wonderful stories that John told me about him during my time at the YMCA. Warmly, Tamara Craver

  85. My condolences goes out to the Koenig Family, I pray that God gives you the strength in such a tragedy. Only he knows why things like this happen to the good & young ones. I’m part of the Tri-StateEvo community. God Bless, Angel

  86. My condolences goes out to the Koenig Family, I pray that God gives you the strength in such a tragedy. Only he knows why things like this happen to the good & young ones. RIP Colby On behalf of the Tri-StateEvo community. God Bless, Angel

  87. John and Cindy, Words can’t express the loss and shock of Colby’s sudden passing. I’ve read the guestbook, watched the video and read about Holt International. They say it best “give life to a child.” You are great parents who gave Colby a wonderful life. You can see he lived it to the fullest in his accomplishments, adventures and infectious smile. He got his smile from you. It is a reflection of your love for him. His spirit will remain alive in all those who knew him. You are in my prayers that God will bring you and Callan comfort as you cope with his passing.

  88. My heart goes out, I hope that God gives you the strength to get through this tough time. I’m sure that a lot of us here at TriStateEvo feel for your loss, and are with you in prayer. Blessings, Eliezer J. Rodriguez

  89. Dear John and Cindy, As a friend of Mike Ko’s and member of the Tri-State Evo club, I wanted to share my heartfealt sympathies on the tragic passing of your son. God bless, Keith

  90. Dear John, Cindy & Callan, Having returned to Michigan we continue to think of you, sending our love & support. The Celebration of Colby’s life was beautiful and hearing all of those wonderful stories told by so many friends made it clear just what a special young man Colby was. Our hearts ache for you. Love Chuck & Walli

  91. I am sending my deepest condolences from me and the whole tristate-evo family. I am deeply saddened by these turn of events and I hope justice is served swiftly.

  92. Dear John, Cindy & Callan, We are so saddened for your loss. May you find peace with the love of your family,friends and the wonderful memories you will always have of him. Much Love, Vera & Family

  93. Dearest Cindy, John, and Callan, Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathies are with you. Not a day goes by without us thinking of you. Our family remembers Colby as kind, gentle, and fun. We remember his speech at Friendship Park when he was becoming an Eagle Scout, telling us of his journey towards reaching the goal of Eagle. We remember the tremendous love and pride you, his parents, spoke of your son. Colby, rest in peace. You are forever in our hearts.

  94. To my dearest son, Colby….. In the quiet before dawn When the world still sleeps My waking mind calls your name. In the sun bright morning When the children play My questing eyes seek your face. In the warm afternoon When nap time comes I listen for your quiet breath. In the dark of night When the tired soul rests I GO DOWN TO THE DARKNESS ALONE. As the HOURS THAT ARE Replace the HOURS THAT CANNOT BE— As the MEMORIES THAT ARE Replace the MEMORIES THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN— As the emptiness that is Supplants the happiness that should be—- I REMEMBER MY MOST WONDERFUL SON, COLBY, WITH THE CONTAGIOUS SMILE & THE UNSELFISH,CARING HEART…. loving you forever & ever, your mom

  95. To my dearest son, Colby….. In the quiet before dawn When the world still sleeps My waking mind calls your name. In the sun bright morning When the children play My questing eyes seek your face. In the warm afternoon When nap time comes I listen for your quiet breath. In the dark of night When the tired soul rests I GO DOWN TO THE DARKNESS ALONE. As the HOURS THAT ARE Replace the HOURS THAT CANNOT BE— As the MEMORIES THAT ARE Replace the MEMORIES THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN— As the emptiness that is Supplants the happiness that should be—- I REMEMBER MY MOST WONDERFUL SON, COLBY, WITH THE CONTAGIOUS SMILE & THE UNSELFISH,CARING HEART…. loving you forever & ever, your mom

  96. Hi, I have the fondest memories of your bright, charming, endearing son. I have worked with hundreds of children over the years, but Colby always stood out. Your love for him and your special family will always live on. I wish you all peace. “Miss Lisa” from Town and Country

  97. Colby, It is has been 6 days since we held the Celebration of your life. It started raining the afternoon of your celebration and it finally stopped yesterday. The So Cal mountains have had some record snowfall, as well as Mammoth in the Sierras. But I am sure that you know that–I can see you boarding that great snow right now. I told this story to a very dear friend yesterday and she sent me this fantastic poem that very closely describes my feelings right now: “PRAYER OF THE HOPI PEOPLE” Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on the ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning brush, I am the swift, uplifting rush. Of quiet birds in circled light. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there. I did not die. I love you Colby–you are in my heart and mind forever. Dad

  98. John, Cindy, and Callan, We want you to know how very sorry we are about Colby. Our thoughts are with you. Barb and Cal

  99. Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow…… We are so sorry for you loss.

  100. John, Cindy and Callan, I am so saddened by your loss of your beloved son. I pray daily that God’s peace may find a place in your hearts and I pray that Colby is safely ensconsed in heaven, waiting joyfully for you. Your friend, Al Musser

  101. Cindy, John, & Callan: Colby had such a wonderful smile and was so full of life. Our prayers and thoughts remain with the Koenig-Tobis family. We wish we could have been there for you. Know that we are holding Colby and all of you in a special place in our hearts. – Detroit cousins – Ron & Christine Laing Sharon, Susan, Ronny, Andrew&Jillian

  102. Dear John, Cindy & Callan, We continue to hold you in our hearts and minds. We want to say so much, but none of the words are good enough to express how much we hurt for Colby, and all of you. Sending Love your way every day! Chuck & Walli

  103. John, Cindy and Callan, Words are so inadequate to express the heartfelt sorrow I feel for the tragic loss of your beloved son and brother Colby. The beautiful words expressed by so many speak volumes of what a truly lovely and wonderful young man Colby grew to be. To help you through this most difficult of times, embrace the love and support offered to all of you through your many friends and family members. Know that you are in the hearts and prayers of so many.

  104. Dear John & Cindy, It must be still hard to accept that Colby is physically not here anymore, but he will be remembered by many, many people. I saw the movie clip and touched just a piece of an idea of Colby’s 25 years. He must have been a wonderful and fun kid for you. Some day, please let me share his funny episodes… Sincerely,

  105. Cindy, John, & Callan: Our prayers and thoughts remain with you. I had the pleasure of meeting Colby & Callan a year and a half ago at Aunt Irene’s wake. They both made me feel like I had always a part of the family. The warm smiles the compasion in their hearts, telling me about themselves. We hope that our thoughts & prayers help to console you. We will keep Colby in our prayers with Aunt Irene. With all our Love Gerard, Mary, Monica, Kasia & Victoria!

  106. John and Cindy, It is hard to know what to say to that might provide some comfort in a time like this. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Kindest Regards, Dave Cason

  107. Thank you for sharing this site with me. You have our thoughts and prayers from the Nakamoto family. As a father myself I can’t imagine how heavy your heart must be. I wish you courage and strength for you and your family.

  108. We sent you all the strength so it will help you through this hard time.Just now that we been in this spot a 1 1/2 go and know it still breaks your heart every day. Love your sis

  109. John, Cindy and Callan, What a beautiful celebration of his life he was a SPECIAL young man to have touched so many people,I see why you are so proud. I pray for strength to get you thru this time of missing your son. Love Sue

  110. We were so sorry to learn of your tragic loss. Please know that your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Cliff and Vicki Goodwin Goodwin Mitsubishi Sumter, SC

  111. John and Cindy and Callan, Our prayers and thoughts are with you. We know it’s going to be a long journey for you, missing Colby all the way. Be strong, and know that compassion is all around.

  112. Colby, Today, is your 26th birthday and true to your honor, we are having a BBQ for all of your friends. We miss you horribly and we so wish that you were here having your own party. I love you so much, Dad

  113. Dearest Colby… My heart continues to ache & break with heartfelt love for the wonderful son & young man that I will never see & hold & touch ever again. I dearly wish that there were answers to this pain and loss and longing that I feel. WHY??? It has been 10 1/2 mos. since you were murdered…loving you since the first moment that I ever saw you and hoping that justice is rendered to those that obviously don’t value human life! XOXOXO, your mom

  114. Colby, It is October 19th, 2011–21 months and 7 days since you were taken from us. I am missing you more than ever! I love you, Dad

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