As many of you have learned via social media, Paul Colleran, husband of PGA Professional and Western Washington Chapter Tournament Assistant Joan Colleran, passed away yesterday morning after a nearly year-long battle with cancer. Funeral Services will be held at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sammamish, on Friday, October 17th at 11:00 am.  The extended Colleran Family has set up a college trust fund for Troy and Bryce.  Donation information is included in the attached obituary.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Joan and her family.

Paul Andrew Colleran
After an incredibly hard fought, year-long, battle against brain cancer, Paul Andrew Colleran passed away on October 8, 2014. He was 54 years old.

Paul was born on January 20, 1960, the fourth of five boys, to Tom and Mireille Colleran in Seattle, Washington. He grew up in Bellevue and graduated from Interlake High School. Paul attended the University of Oregon and played on the golf team for two years. Taking a year off from school, he worked on the golf course maintenance crew at Broadmoor Golf Club. It was there that Paul realized he could become a golf course superintendent. After earning a Turf Grass degree at Oregon State University, Paul headed to the Monterey, California area to hone his craft. In 1989 Paul returned to the Northwest as the Golf Course Superintendent at Tacoma Country and Golf Club, and then in 1999 became the first and so far only Superintendent at The Members Club at Aldarra.

Paul loved being outdoors. Whether it was a round of golf, on the river fly fishing, snow skiing, or camping, as long as he was outside with family and friends he was happy.
Paul is survived by his wife Joan, sons Troy (14) and Bryce (13), his mother Mireille, brothers Tom (Renee), Tim (Beth), Peter (Raelyn), and John (Michelle), 20 nieces and nephews and two great nieces.  He was preceded in death by his father Tom.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Joan Colleran 529 College Savings Account, a scholarship fund for Paul’s sons and mailed to:

Morgan Stanley
Attn: Matt Bridge
500 – 108th Ave NE, Suite 1900
Bellevue, WA 98004

Or donations can be made in Paul’s name to the Ivy Center for Brain Tumor Research. Go to braincancer.org and click on Donate Now at the top of the page.

Funeral Services will be held on October 17, 2014 at 11:00a.m at Mary Queen of Peace Parish, 1121 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075