Obituaries - July 10, 2009

Dr. Robert Charles "Bo" Bolander

Dr. Robert Charles "Bo" Bolander, of Monroe, died July 5, 2009. He was 69. He was an esteemed educator, teaching history and journalism while also serving as dean of students at Clayton State University during his 32-year career there. Bo was born in Rockford, Ill., to the late Reuben and Irene Bolander. He received B.A. and M.A. degrees from the College of William and Mary, later earning his law degree from the John Marshall Law School. Bo was an avid golfer and chairman of the Scholarship Committee for the Georgia State Golf Association. Bo served at local, state and national levels with the American Heart Association. He was a graduate of Leadership Georgia and led the Leadership Clayton program for two decades.

Bo was deeply involved at Monroe First United Methodist Church, serving as chairman of the church council and a member of the Seekers Sunday School class.

Dr. Bolander is survived by his wife Holli; daughter, Brooke of Deland, Fla.; step-sons, "Chip" O'Neal and wife Molly, Nicholas O'Neal and wife Tsvetelina; and grandson, Nicholas of Atlanta; brother, Steve and wife Nancy Bolander of Florida.

The memorial service for Dr. Bolander will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 12 at Monroe First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Ritter officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bo Bolander Student Leader Scholarship Fund at Clayton State University Foundation, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow, Ga., 30260; or Monroe FUMC Building Fund, 400 South Broad St., Monroe, Ga.