AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. David B. Bolander, 79, died Friday, December 22, 2006, with the assistance of St. Joseph Hospice at his home.
Dave is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary, his two children, Nancy Hudson of Augusta, and Jim Bolander of Virginia Beach, Va.; six grandchildren, two great grandchildren and his sister, Betty Bolander of Atlanta.
Starting out on a farm in Michigan, his chemical business career led them to Houston, Chicago, and Rhode Island before finally settling in Augusta. He then went on to a second career as a consultant. In 1985 Dave went back to his "roots" moving to "Bampscamp," a farm in Thomson, where he taught all of his grandkids to fish, shoot guns, run tractors, ride horses, herd cattle and enjoy the woods. Mary and Dave moved back to Augusta in 1998 where they continued to enjoy their literary "discussion group" which has reviewed more than 800 works over 40 years. Dave also continued to enjoy his lifelong pursuit of the perfect golf game. They thoroughly enjoyed their travels through France, England and Denmark by bike, and tours of Spain, Bermuda and the Pacific Northwest. More recently, coastal Maine became a favorite destination for vacationing. Dave was active in the community, serving on the boards of the Augusta Symphony, Shepeard Community Blood Bank, and the Golden Harvest Food Bank.
An informal celebration of Dave's life was held on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at 3 p.m. at the residence.
Memorials may be made to the Golden Harvest Food Bank, 3310 Commerce Drive, Augusta, Georgia 30909.