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Bruce L. Hollering

January 21, 1938 ~ April 28, 2021 (age 83)


Bruce L. Hollering, 83, of Kent, passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in the comfort of his home, with his family by his side.  He was born in Lima, OH on January 21, 1938 to the late Harry and Irene Hollering. 

Bruce was a graduate of Lima High School, obtained his bachelor’s degree from Ohio Northern University, his master’s degree from Kent State University and his doctorate from The Ohio State University.  He was employed as a sports medicine professor with Kent State University for several years and retired as Professor Emeritus from the University of Akron.  He was a member of St. Patrick Parish in Kent and the American College of Sports Medicine.  Bruce enjoyed gardening and physical activity.  He was an exercise enthusiast and avid runner.

In addition to his parents, Bruce was preceded in death by his sister Sharon Plaugher.

He leaves his wife Kathryn Hollering; children, Brian (Kristin) Hollering, Jennifer (Tarik Regad) Hollering and Kristen Hollering; grandchildren, Benjamin, Katie, Sam and Will Hollering and Sophia and Adam Regad; sister Sheila Hullinger; sisters-in-law, Ruth Leite and Loretta Miles; and nieces and nephews, Scott Hullinger, Robin Hullinger, Cindy Smith, Doug Hullinger, Beverly Leite, Beth Voit, Peggy Garnes, Dee Soule, Joe Kvasnok, Amy Demchak and Peter Krosnosky.

In honoring his wishes, Bruce will be cremated and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. 

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