Michael F. Collar, 62, of Schenectady, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2012, at Ellis Hospital. He was born in Gloversville, N.Y., son of Alexander and Mary (Ingandello) Collar.
Michael graduated from Gloversville High School in 1968. He worked as a sports writer/editor in the newspaper business for more than twenty years. He worked for The Leader-Herald, The Recorder, Post Star Reporter and at the time of his death, The Daily Gazette. Michael received a United Press International Award and also a Sports Coverage Award of Excellence and First Place Distinguished Sports Coverage from New York Newspapers Publishers Association. He was named to the Glove Cities Colonials semi-pro football Hall of Fame for outstanding coverage and served as adviser on the Gloversville Little League Board of Directors.
Michael is survived by his two children, Christopher (Elizabeth) Collar and Lindsay (Lee) Orr; his four grandchildren, Hannah, Noah, Cody and Madalyn. He is also survived by his brothers, Dominic (Sherry), Alexander (Carol), Gary (Kathy), David (Susan) and Richard; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by his best friend and loving companion, Barbara "Bree" Kerr.
A visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Gloversville Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville. The family requests that anyone who wishes to share a story or remembrance of Michael, bring it to put into a memorial book.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: The American Heart Association, Diabetes Foundation, or whatever charity you deem appropriate.