Collar, 78, of Butler, Pennsylvania, passed away on
Tuesday, June 29 at Good Samaritan Hospice
He was born July 17, 1942, in Meadville,
Pennsylvania to the late Richard Glenn Collar and
the late Charlotte Avonel Shankle Collar.
Gary graduated from Worthington-West Franklin High
School and then went on to attend Indiana State
University, received a Bachelor of Education in
1964. He was in the US Army, serving for two years,
and then went to the PA National Guard, where he
served for 18 years, retiring in 1984 as Lieutenant
Colonel. Gary also worked in insurance & investment
sales, and as a teacher. He worked at Trinity
Lutheran Church, where he was also a member. Gary
belonged to the Butler Little Theatre, Musical
Theatre Guild, and the American Legion Post #778 of
Lyndora. He enjoyed running, traveling, reading, and
Gary is survived by his wife, Susan Elaine Morgan
Collar, who he married on August 10, 1968; one
sister, Susan (David) Jack of Venice, FL; one
sister-in-law, Barbara Collar of Cabot, PA; and
several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death
by two brothers, Larry Collar, and Donald "Jake"
Collar; and one sister-in-law, Bonnie Collar.
Friends will be received Friday, July 2, 2021, from
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at
Thompson - Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North
Street Butler, PA.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 3,
2021, at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church,
120 Sunset Dr., Butler, PA, with Pastor Joel Benson,
Burial will take place in the Worthington Lutheran
Memorials are suggested to the Butler Little
Theatre, 1 Howard St., Butler, PA 16001, Butler Area
Public Library, 218 N. McKean St., Butler, PA 16001,
and Trinity Lutheran Church, 120 Sunset Dr., Butler,