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W. Colin Chisholm, 78, Mack Trucks Executive and Museum Curator

August 14, 1997  /  The Morning Call

W. Colin Chisholm, 78, of Allentown died Wednesday, August 13, at his home.

He was the husband of Mary (Vinson) Chisholm. They were married 54 years in April.

Mr. Chisholm was vice president of product quality and warranty at Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown, before retiring in 1983.

After retiring, he was curator of the Mack Antique Truck Museum until his death.

As a young man, he went to work for Mack Truck’s Salt Lake City, Utah factory branch as a mechanic, and later became the service superintendent.

Subsequent positions included division service manager of Mack Trucks Canada Limited, Allentown product evaluation engineer and general service manager.

Born in Ogden, Utah, he was a son of the late William Colin and Jessie E. (Trenam) Chisholm.

A U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was secretary and treasurer of the 71st Squadron of the Army Air Corps.

He was treasurer of the American Truck Foundation in Allentown, and a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers.

Survivors include his wife; son, James Colin of Canton, Ga.; daughter, Joan K., wife of Timothy M. Gehris of Allentown; two granddaughters and two great-grandsons.

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