Dennis Hubert Collmar, 72, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2022, in Fort Worth.
Dennis was born on November 3, 1949 in Logan, Utah to Betty Jean Knowlton Collmar and Hubert "Butch" Collmar. His family soon moved to Brigham City, Utah. Dennis graduated from Box Elder High School and attended Utah State University, where he was a member of the Air Force ROTC and earned a BS in Computer Science. Upon graduation, he received his commission as Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. You can read more of his accomplishments in his own words:
- Pilot Training class started with 150 pilots. Less than 90 graduated. I graduated in the top 3% securing my military career flying fighter aircraft.
- I flew T-37, T-38, A-7, F-105, and F-16.
- Proudly, I served my country.
- American Airlines, flight engineer on B727.
- Copilot, MD80, B727, B767, DC10.
- Captain, MD80, B727, F100, B757, B767, MD11, B777.
- On my own dime and own time, I qualified and served as an armed federal officer until retirement.
- Proudly, I defended my passengers, crew, and country.
- Allied Pilots Association, for a year prior to retirement in a national position, I served the pilots of AA and worked closely with union leadership of most US major airlines and also many international airline pilots unions.
Beyond my accomplishments listed, I'm proud to have studied and earned some proficiency as a CPA, financial planner, carpenter, mechanic, and general handyman. I have tried to be generous and financially supportive of friends, neighbors, and family. I was most proud to be a husband and especially, father to my family.
Dennis is preceded in death by his parents, Betty Jean Goold and Butch Collmar; his brother, Bruce Collmar; and his son, Brandon Collmar.
Survivors: His son, Ryan Collmar; his daughter, Kari Hobson; his sister, Diane Zundel; his brother, Jeff Collmar; and three grandchildren.