Gary Kollar Obituary

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Gary Robert Kollar

May 12, 1958 - April 29, 2014
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Gary R. Kollar, 55, of Hillsdale NJ, passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Born in Jersey City, Gary lived in Hillsdale for the past 23 years. He earned his bachelors degree in electrical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and his MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Gary was employed by Honeywell for 29 years and then by Exelis for 5 years. Gary is survived by his beloved wife, Ellen George, his parents Bob and Rose Marie Kollar; mother-in-law Sophie George; brothers and sisters in-law Peter, Sue, Tom and Jodi; and nieces and nephews Chris, Nick, Alexa, Katrina, and Sophia. He also leaves behind many close...
Gary R. Kollar, 55, of Hillsdale NJ, passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Born in Jersey City, Gary lived in Hillsdale for the past 23 years. He earned his bachelors degree in electrical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and his MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Gary was employed by Honeywell for 29 years and then by Exelis for 5 years.

Gary is survived by his beloved wife, Ellen George, his parents Bob and Rose Marie Kollar; mother-in-law Sophie George; brothers and sisters in-law Peter, Sue, Tom and Jodi; and nieces and nephews Chris, Nick, Alexa, Katrina, and Sophia. He also leaves behind many close friends, as well as his dog, Shelby.

Gary loved being busy, indoors or outdoors. He could generally be found doing two or three projects at a time around the house. He loved sports (Lakers and Cowboys), travelling, attending concerts, walking his dog, doing yard work, floating in the pool, performing a "good deed for the day", and spending time with his friends. Gary excelled at building long lasting friendships with people he truly cared for. There wasn't anything he wouldn't do for a friend.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 2 from 4-8 PM at Becker Funeral Home 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ. Funeral service will be held at West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood NJ on Saturday, May 3 at 9:30 AM. Burial will take place at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Gary's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; West Side Presbyterian Church; or the charity of your choice.

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