Loving son, brother and father taken from us too soon
Maximo “Max” Colon was a loving son, brother and father. He was born on August 3, 1980 at Christ Hospital in Jersey City, New Jersey to Julia M. Villegas and Jorge T. Colon. He died on July 22, 2016. He is survived by his parents as well as his daughter Camilla Colon who is only 4 years old. In addition he leaves behind his siblings: George Colon, wife Theresa Young Colon, Julie Colon Koriakin, husband, Allen S. Koriakin, 3 nieces and 1 nephew.
In the early morning hours of Friday, July 22nd, Max died in a fatal car crash involving a tractor trailer. While we have details about how the crash occurred, many questions remain which we hope to answer after police and autopsy reports are released.
Max’s death is tragic in many ways. Two years earlier, on July 5th, 2014 he and his wife at the time lost a 4 month old son, Maximo Joseph Colon in a SIDS related death. The anguish of the loss proved too much for the couple and their marriage deteriorated as a result. Their divorce had just been finalized 4 days before his death. Max was a wonderful father and anyone who knew him saw the complete transformation of his life when he became a father. He loved his children profoundly and wanted nothing more than the opportunity to help them grow into normal, healthy and happy adults. The death of his son was devastating and Max was never really the same afterwards.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, July 27th from 5-9 pm at
Lawton-Turso Funeral Home
633 Washington Street, Hoboken NJ 07030
A memorial service followed by a reception for family & friends will be held on Thursday, July 28th from 3-5 pm at
Sparta United Methodist Church
71 Sparta Avenue, Sparta NJ 07871
Like many young parents, Max was significantly under-insured. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a monetary donation to the Camilla Colon Trust Fund. To make a donation, please visit the GoFundMe page at: https://www.gofundme.com/2g86bw4
We created this site to remember him. If you are a family member (no matter how distant), a friend or a co-worker, please take the time to write a message, share a story or post a photo or video about or for Max.