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Charles Frederick Bollinger

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL -- Charles Frederick Bollinger, a long time resident of Shaftsbury, Vt., and since 1966 a resident of New Smyrna Beach, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006.

Born in Albany, N.Y., May 16, 1921, Mr. Bollinger was the son of the late Charles and Julia (Day) Bollinger. He received his early education in Brooklyn, N.Y., and subsequently received a bachelor of science degree from Cornell University, class of 1944, and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. Mr. Bollinger served in the United States Army during World War II.

His publishing career began in 1950 when he joined the MacMillan company as an educational sales representative for their medical and nursing books division. In 1962, he joined Appleton-Century Crofts as nursing editor. Mr. Bollinger was the first publisher to identify the nursing professional’s need for high-level, theoretically oriented textbooks. He secured many authors among nursing’s leading scientists and clinicians. In June 1986, Appleton-Century and the American Nurses Association honored him with a retirement reception in San Francisco.

Following his retirement, he opened and operated an antique shop in Shaftsbury, specializing in antique lighting. He closed the shop in 1987 to spend winters in Florida. Mr. Bollinger was a member of the Rushlight Society, the Corvair Society of American, the American Legion Post No. 100, B.P.O.E. Lodge 1557 of New Smyrna Beach and the National Wildlife Federation.

The burial office will be 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at St. Peter The Fisherman Episcopal Church, New Smyrna Beach, with the Rev. James Spencer, officiating. Interment will take place in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Albany. There will be no calling hours.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Association of University Women, c/o Marlene Herr, 4438 Saxon Drive, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Settle-Wilder Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 406 South Orange St., New Smyrna Beach is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 30, 2006
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