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Gary B. COLLINS


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Gary B., father of Jennifer Brumbaugh (Jeremy) and April Stammen (Chris), former husband of Bonnie Collins, significant other of Tammy Goyke, grandfather of Soleil (11 yr.) and Charlie (8 yr.) Stammen, Elsa (3 yr.) and Lucy (9 mo.) Brumbaugh. Also survived by other cousins and relatives across the United States. Gary was raised in Harrison, Michigan. After graduating from Iowa State University with a PhD in botany, Gary began his career in 1968 as a professor in the Botany Department at Ohio State University. In 1972 he and his family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. Gary was employed at the Environmental Protection Agency as a research fresh water biologist for 31 years before his retirement. He was an avid sport pilot since college, an environmentalist, nature lover, humanitarian whom was involved with 2 local Experimental Aircraft Association Chapters since 1977 recently as Technical Advisor. He also was considered one of America's fresh water diatom/algae experts. He passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at age 72. Memorial gathering, E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, 177 W. Main Street, (St. Rt. 125) Amelia on Monday, July 1st, from 1:00pm until time for his Celebration of Life at 2:00PM. Condolences may be made at www.ecnurre.com

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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer from June 29 to June 30, 2013
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