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How do I honor a son who now lives within my soul? He was taken from me before he even got a chance to get married, have children & grown old. Now there is this deep sorrow in me and ache in my heart that I am sure will always last. I wish so many people would learn from this especially my brothers and sisters.

Kevin's death has taught me it only takes a few seconds to open profound wounds with your mouth and hurt the people you say you love yet i takes many years to heal them. Learn to forgive by practicing forgiveness. Learn that there are people that love you dearly but simply don't know how to show it. Learn 2 people can look at the same exact thing and see 2 entirely different things. Kevin would always say a true friend is someone that knows everything about you but doesn't care and loves you regardless of it all.

Learn that it is not enough to forgive others and that that you have to forgive yourself. Accept yourself for who you are. People will will always forget what you said, forget what you did but they will never forget how you made them feel. Especially if you loved them unconditionally. Knowing my son Kevin the way I did he would want the memories of him to be happy ones. He would like to have left smiles on all our faces. He would want all of us to remember happy times, laughing, bright sunny days filled with softball, tag, football, volleyball, the beach, family get togethers, wild nights at the Palm Cafe.

He would like the tears of all of us who are grieving so deeply for him to dry before the sun and to keep in our hearts all the happy memories we have of him now that his life is done. I want everyone that reads this to know that my son lived his life like everyday was his last. He caught the mystery in life in all that was wild and free and I always saw the entire whole world in him because he meant the world to me.

Posted by Susan Carroll

My name is Stacey Kadosh and I am a friend of Kevin's mom Susan for as long as I have memory ( more then 40 years). I only remember Kevin as a young beautiful little boy. From what I have heard and read Kevin grew into a fine, caring, smart wonderful man and son. His life was snatched away from him forever breaking the heart of his wonderful mother and family. Let us all keep him in our minds and hearts so he will always be with us and never forgotten.

Posted by Stacey Spindel Kadosh

Let's see ... I have told this story a million times but it seems to sum up Kevin the most. He was my neighbor and my friend. We lived on Long Island. Our fences touched one another. You could hear his laughter through the trees. You could hear him call out to Corona (his dog) while they were messing around in the yard. My mom used to sit on the deck in the yard and look over her right shoulder with a little smile when she heard him laugh. She commented on the fact that she missed that laugh after 9/11.

He was a soldier not the kind that fought in a war - the kind that fought for his family, his friends, the people that meant something to him.

He was a protector ... He protected his brothers, he protected his Mom, he even protected me from a few wackos at the Bar.

My husband and I share stories and we laugh. Kevin is someone that will be missed forever.

The people he loved felt TRULY loved by him and the people that loved him will love him forever.

Thanks for being my friend.

Love Barbara and Ed Ferenczi

Posted by Barbara Ferenczi

Wow where do i start
Kevin was a great friend and inspiration to me. We play high school football together and i sat a lot with kevin on the bus on our away games he would always tell me keep your head up and play hard

kevin was one of the best damn full backs i have ever seen play the game he would never avoid a defender when he had the ball he would always run them over like a Tank! i all ways laughed when he did that! he was a funny guy always telling jokes and laughing he was the type of guy who would bend over back wards for any body he cared for. damn kev i miss you bro i wish i could see you one more time love you bro!

Posted by Benjamin Basora Jr.

Though years keep passing, Kevin will never be forgotten. His love of life and the many friends he made in the very short time with us will live on through his family and friends forever.

Kev - we will save a seat for you at Citi Field!

Posted by Charlie Ferrara

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In Remembrance
Age:
25
Place of Residence:
West Hempstead, NY
Location on 9/11:
Two WTC
Biography:

Kevin Nathaniel Colbert, 25, of West Hempstead, was working at the brokerage firm Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. He was last seen on the 89th floor of the south tower, where the firm had its offices. Although two colleagues urged Colbert to leave the building with them, his mother said he apparently heeded the public announcement that said the fire in north tower was contained and he stayed.

Athletic, competitive, a terrific football player, and someone who didn't mind being ribbed by the family occasionally. That's the way Edward Ainbinder will always remember his nephew, Kevin Colbert, whom he had coached as a youngster. Aindbiner coaches young football players to this day, and when he gives them direction, he always thinks of Kevin.