Mark Bollman Jr.

Bollman, Jr, Mark
Mark Brooks Bollman, Jr. of Greenwich passed away on Saturday, September 14th at Stamford Hospital in Stamford. Mr. Bollman, who was 88, was a Greenwich resident for 45 years. Mr. Bollman was the son of the late Mark and Esther Bollman of Meriden, Connecticut. Born on August 24, 1925, he graduated with honors from Princeton University in 1949 (the Class of 1947) and then from Harvard Business School in 1951. Mr. Bollman served in the army in World War II and was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge in 1944 receiving the Purple Heart award. He was a dedicated member of the Princeton Class of 1947 and President of the Class from 1997 to 2002 and from 2008 to 2013. He was a member of Milbrook Club, Stanwich Club, the Horseneck Club, and Clinton Country Club in Clinton, CT. He was an avid sailor and golfer. Mr. Bollman had a career in advertising & marketing beginning at McCann Erickson in 1951 and retiring from N.W. Ayer in 1995. He lived in Atlanta twice managing advertising agencies there for a total of eight years. For three years in the early 1960's Mr. Bollman managed Afamal, an Interpublic advertising agency in Johannesburg, South Africa. For five years following his retirement from N.W. Ayer Mr. Bollman ran his own public relations company, M&B Communications. His optimism and good humor endeared him to everyone and saw him gracefully through life. His warm smile said "welcome, how are you" before he ever uttered the words. Mr. Bollman is survived by Barbara, the love of his life and his wife of 63 years. He is also survived by his three sons, M. Brooks Bollman III of Atlanta and his partner, Roseli Ribeiro, Dick Bollman of Darien and his wife, Jean Ann, and Steve Bollman of Fairfield and his wife, Sarah, and by his seven beloved grandchildren: Robert, Laura, Kevin, Mark IV, Emily, Claire, and Jesmond. Mr. Bollman is also survived by his sister, Harriet Bollman Oman, and her husband, Robert Oman, of Lebanon, New Hampshire, and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service is planned at Christ Church in Greenwich for Saturday, October 5th at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Princeton University, Scholarship Fund of the Class of 1947, Alumni & Gift Records, P.O. Box 5357, Princeton, NJ 08543-5357, or to Christ Church Memorial Fund, designated for the music program, c/o Jean Tredinnick, 254 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT 06830.

Published in GreenwichTime on Sept. 20, 2013