Obituary of Colin Barnes Still
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Colin Barnes Still, age 33, beloved husband to Ericha Lutter Still, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, passed away on February 8th, 2023, due to complications from a medical procedure.
Colin was born on October 4th, 1989, to Jill Wilcox Still and James Still in Abington, Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of the William Penn Charter School in 2008 and went on to graduate from Yale University in 2012.
After graduating with a degree in Political Science from Yale, he started his career at Merrill Lynch in the trading division. After positions with Glade Brook Capital and Soros Fund Management, he was a senior equities trader at Point72 in New York, New York.
In 2019, Colin met the love of his life, Ericha Lutter, in New York City. They were married in June of 2022 in Chatham, Massachusetts. Ironically, Colin and Ericha grew up a matter of miles from each other in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia. They have two wonderful English mastiffs, Winston and Franklin, named after historical figures that Colin revered. The two parents and dogs frequented the trails of northern New Jersey, but their favorite jaunts included the beaches of southern New Jersey and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Colin is survived by his parents, Jill and James Still, and his beloved brothers, Ryan Douglas Still and Derek Stewart Still. He is also survived by Corinne Still, wife of Ryan, and Devon Still, wife of Derek. He is survived on his wife's side by Patricia Brown Lutter, Frank Lutter, and Marcia Lutter, and Ericha's brothers Frankie Lutter, Oliver Lutter and Kurt Lutter, and sisters Lindsay Laudal, Casey Lutter, and Lorraine King. He had a special love for his ten nieces and nephews. He is also survived by multiple beloved cousins.
Colin had a soul and intellectual curiosity that was unbounding in its energy. The breadth of his friendships with high school, college, and post-college peers was a joyous part of his and Ericha's lives. He was a collegiate lacrosse player at Yale University, playing for a team that helped to rebuild the Yale lacrosse program. He greatly respected his coaches and held his teammates as his brothers. He was an avid reader of world history, politics, and sports, and one of the most passionate fans of Philadelphia sports (Go Birds). Above all, he had an unbounding love for Ericha and his family.
There will be two celebration services to honor Colin's life. On Wednesday, February 15th, at 5:30 p.m., there will be a Meeting for Worship at the William Penn Charter School at 3000 West Schoolhouse Lane, Philadelphia, PA. On Thursday, February 16th, there will be a celebration of life at noon at Grace Presbyterian Church on York and Vista Roads, Jenkintown, PA. There will be calling hours with the family from 10:00 a.m. to noon at Grace Presbyterian Church. The service will also be livestreamed at https://vimeo.com/gracechurchjenkintown . The stream will have live support at email@example.com.
There will also be a gathering for friends at Manufacturers' Golf & Country Club, Dreshertown Road, Fort Washington, PA, after the services at Grace Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Gigi's Playhouse NYC, where Colin, Ericha and brother Derek volunteered to honor their uncle, Douglas Wilcox. https://gigisplayhouse.org/newyork/.