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 Bruce R. Collyer

Bruce R. Collyer

Death 13 Oct 2009 (aged 65–66)
Burial Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section M near lot 82 grave 2
Memorial ID 79579243 · View Source
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BRUCE R. COLLYER age 66, passed away peacefully on October 13, 2009, after a long battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Dwight B. Collyer and the late Anna L. Collyer.

He is survived by his brother Gordon Collyer. He was born in Lorain, Ohio and graduated from Lorain High School.

He attended college at Iowa Wesleyan and Baldwin-Wallace before graduating from Case Western Reserve's Cleveland College with a degree in History. He was active in the Civil Rights movement beginning in 1965. He resided in Cleveland most of his adult life.

After retiring from a job with the State of Ohio, Bruce remained active, working for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and later USA Today. He enjoyed lifelong hobbies of SCUBA diving, and art. He loved discussions of political science and aviation history. He had a deep attachment to Lake Erie his entire life and chose to live so he could see and swim in the Lake as often as possible.

Services will be held at THE CALHOUN FUNERAL HOME, 17010 LAKESHORE AVENUE Saturday October 24th at 1PM where family will receive friends AT 12:30PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Hospice of the Western Reserve.

Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - Thursday, October 22, 2009

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