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Eugene Gollin

Eugene Simon Gollin, 92, of Boulder, passed away peacefully at home with family by his side April 5th. A private family graveside service will be held at Green Mountain Cemetery in Boulder. A celebration of Gene's life will be announced at a later date. Gene was born to Max and Sue Gollin, October 28, 1921 in New York City, New York. Eugene was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Alfred Gollin., His sister, Rita Courtney, lives in California. Gene served in the United States Army as an Aviation Cadet and was promoted to Captain as a Communication Officer during the Asian Pacific Campaign of WWII. Gene married Janet Sokoloff in 1950 and lived in Long Island City, NY, Glen Cove, NY, Minneapolis, MN, and Yellow Springs, OH before relocating to Boulder, CO in 1968. Gene, strongly influenced by his self-educated father Max, was always an avid reader of literature, science, history and politics. After leaving the Army, he received an undergraduate degree from City College, New York. His growing passion for science and developmental psychology lead him to Clark University to study with Professor Heinz Werner, A prominent researcher in the field. Gene received his PhD from Clark University in 1951. The primary focus of his research and teaching was in the theoretical implications of ethnicity, cross-cultural, and learning theories to development. He taught at several universities and retired a full professor from University of Colorado, Boulder at the age of 70. He edited 2 published books; "Developmental Plasticity" and "Malformations of Development" and authored many research articles. Gene loved teaching the undergraduates whose minds were open, eager and willing to explore all possibilities. Gene is survived by the love of his life and wife of 63 years, Janet, his daughter, Ann and partner Pam of Louisville, CO, his sons, David and his wife, DeAnn of Eden Prairie, MN, and Adam and his wife Theresa of Denver, CO as well as by his beloved grandchildren, Sam, Hannah, Max and Noah. His grandchildren were a source of joy and love throughout his later life. We will miss him very much. In lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to a children's charity of the donor's choice.
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