SALEM- Paul David Collier, passed away peacefully at his home on January 17, 2018 after a long illness.
Paul was born January 26, 1928 in Salem, Mass, the only son of Leonne and Frank Collier. He was a graduate of Admiral Faragut Military Academy, Tufts University and received his MBA from the University of Chicago. Paul is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Dorothy, children, Mark (Dori) Collier, Beth Collier Matteson (David), David (Holly) Collier; grandchildren, Andy (Sally) Collier, Brian (Sarah Yeakel) Collier and Casey Collier. Paul enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1945 where he participated in Operation Highjump with Admiral Byrd and then further explored Antarctica. He later entered the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. After his military service, Paul started his career with Amoco Oil Company in 1954. A career that spanned 35 years culminating in the position of Executive Vice President. A memorial visitation will be held Saturday, January 20 from 3 pm until time of the service at 4 p.m. at N.H. Scott & Hanekamp Funeral Home, 1240 Waukegan Road, Glenview, IL. Funeral information 847-998-1020.
Published on January 18, 2018