Gregory W. Colla

Angels Info

Name: Gregory W. Colla
Age: 22
Location: South Windsor, Connecticut
DOD: February 12, 2016

Angels Bio:
Gregory W. Colla, 22, of South Windsor, died Friday, February 12, 2016 at Manchester Memorial Hospital surrounded by family. He was born September, 27, 1993 in Rockville, CT, the son of Wayne and Carol (Turcotte) Colla. He attended South Windsor Schools and graduated from South Windsor High School in 2012. He was set to graduate from UCONN in May, 2016 with a degree in Civil Engineering while working part time at Nomads for the last four years. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents Thomas and Olga (Kuzenko) Colla, of Manchester, CT, and his maternal grandfather Philip Turcotte of West Springfield, MA. He is survived by his parents Wayne and Carol of South Windsor; his brother Kevin and his girlfriend Anna of Columbia, SC; and his sister Kim and her boyfriend Dylan of South Windsor. He also leaves his maternal grandmother Phyllis (Tuttle) Turcotte of West Springfield, MA, along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Greg fought a year long, off and on, battle with heroin addiction. While this disease took his life too early, he never stopped being the sweet, shy, loveable son, brother, grandson, nephew, and friend. Through the end he loved bowling, golf, ping pong, and shooting hoops. He was an avid video gamer who was often found singing, whistling, playing the guitar and spending time with his family and friends. He will be sorely missed. Family and friends may gather on Thursday, February 18, 2016, 9 a.m., at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Rd., South Windsor; followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Margaret Mary Church. Burial will follow at Wapping Cemetery. Greg’s family will receive friends on Wednesday February 17, 2016 from 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorial donations in Greg’s name may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society C/O St. Margaret Mary Church, 80 Hayes Rd., South Windsor, CT 06074. For online condolences and directions please visit 

Ryan Phelps

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Name: Ryan Phelps
Age: 30
Location: Akron, Ohio
DOD: Feb. 11, 2016

Angels Bio:
Ryan was born in Akron, Ohio on July 26, 1985 to parents Donald and Kathryn Phelps. He was a graduate of East High school and Fortis College with a degree in computer science. He enjoyed building and repairing cars with his father, and had a passion for sports and video gaming. He could debate any topic tirelessly from a mind that was filled with information he read. He also enjoyed going to movies and spending time with his “buddy”, Nathaniel. He left his mark on this world, but he wasn’t finished. So many things were left unsaid. 

Ryan was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Ruth Farson, Frank and Mary Jones, Donald Phelps Sr.; and uncles, Marshall Phelps and Richard Farson. He is survived by his loving parents, Donald and Kathryn; his sisters, Lesley (Marc) Burgess and Robyn Phelps; his nephews, Nathaniel and Noah; and a niece, Lacey, all whom he adored. He also leaves to mourn many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who will miss him dearly.

Kevin Outen

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Name:  Kevin Outen
Age: 24
Location: Florida
DOD: January 10, 2016

Angels Bio:
Kevin Thomas Outen, 24, spent the last year residing in Florida, and passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2016. He was born in Columbia, Md. 
Kevin was an amazing person with the biggest heart and most amazing smile. He enjoyed fishing, playing baseball, and being with his friends and family. All of the wonderful blessings that he had, talent, friendships, positive outlook on life, and, most importantly, family, were sidelined by a wrong decision to do drugs. Kevin battled with a heroin addiction for many years. In the end his addiction ended his life much too soon. He successfully completed drug rehab several times, but the craving that comes from true addiction was more than he could overcome. If there is someone in your life battling addiction reach out to them. So many lives are lost every day. The stigma of embarrassment and denial must be overcome. 

Nathan Wylie

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Name: Nathan Wylie
Age: 13
Location: Ohio
DOD: April  1, 2017

Angels Bio:
Nathan Wylie, age 13, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Children’s Medical Center. He was born June 5, 2003 in Panama City, Florida. 

Nathan is survived by his father, Robert Wylie; mother, Denica Stone; aunt, Penny Jo (Chris) Bilbrey; uncle, Tim Wylie; grandparents, James (Barbara) Wylie Jr.; brother, Andrew Wylie; grandparents, Mary (Forrest) Puckett; great-grandparents, Yvonne Abercrombie; aunts, Sheri (Jeremy) Edenfield, Alesha Carr, Sumer Carr and uncle, Greg Carr. He is also survived by numerous family and friends.

Megan Tilton

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Name: Megan Tilton
Age: 18
Location: Texas
DOD: June 5, 2016

Angels Bio:
Born in Tyler, Texas, she moved with her parents to The Woodlands when she was nine years old.  She was a competitive gymnast, a member of the Highland Girls, and a member of The Woodlands Highsteppers.  She excelled in academics, and planned on attending Austin Community College in the fall.  She was very active in her community and belonged to TWHS Interact Club that provided community service and international projects.  She was an avid animal lover, volunteering numerous hours at the local pet shelter.  She also owned her own pet-sitting business, Precious Pet Sitting, since she was 16 years old.