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Robert Smead "Bob" Collar

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Robert Smead "Bob" Collar Obituary
COLLAR, ROBERT SMEAD "Bob"; 84; of West Bloomfield; May 16, 2013. Robert was born and raised on his family farm in Mason, MI. He graduated in 1950 from the University of Michigan with a degree in mechanical engineering, was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army; and worked for many years in the automotive industry designing automation systems. Robert was an avid gardener and loved animals, as well as a good joke. His passion for the last 30 years was ballroom dancing with his wife, Mary. He was an active member of four ballroom dancing clubs until his death. Robert was survived by Mary, his beloved wife of 53 years; loving father of Raymond (Kathleen) Collar and Lynn Collar-White; cherished grandfather of Jordan and Connor White. He was also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; his brother-in-law, William Sweet; and sisters-in-law, Jessie Dryden and Kathleen Caldwell. Robert was preceded in death by his brother, Harlan; and his sisters, Jean Sweet and Ruth Bond. Memorial Service, Sunday, June 9, 2013 3 p.m., at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd. (between 9-10 Mile Rds.; N. of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Visitation Sunday, June 9, 2013 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorial tributes are suggested to American Red Cross or to the Providence Park Hospital Therapy Dog Program,
www.stjohnprovidence.org/pettherapy
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Published in The Oakland Press on May 19, 2013
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