Bart P. Collida Sr.

September 16, 1930June 25, 2018
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Collida, Bart P. Sr., Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, on Monday June 25, 2018. The beloved husband of Dolores H. Collida; loving father of Diane (Don) Earthman, Aimee (Michael) Cacciatore, Karl (Toika) Collida and Bart Jr. (Michele) Collida; dear grandfather of Nikko and Hailey Collida. Visitation Monday July 2, 2018, 9:00 am until time of funeral mass at 11:30 am St. Ambrose Catholic Church 5130 Wilson Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110. Interment to follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations the Sick and Elderly Program of the Hill 2315 Macklind Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110 are appreciated. Condolences may be offered at


  • Dolores Collida, Wife
  • Diane (Don) Earthman, Daughter
  • Aimee (Michael) Cacciatore, Daughter
  • Karl (Toika) Collida, Son
  • Bart Jr. (Michele) Collida, Son
  • Nikko Collida, Great Grandson
  • Hailey Collida, Granddaughter
  • Josephine Collida (nee Garavaglia), Mother
  • Bartolo Collida, Father

  • Sick and Elderly Program of the Hill


  • Visitation Monday, July 2, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, July 2, 2018

Bart P. Collida Sr.

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Nina Jo Tyler

July 15, 2018

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of this man. He was my favorite teacher of all times. Stix School 1970-1971. My you Rest In Peace Mr. Collida.

Cindy Skosky

July 2, 2018

To the Collida Family:
Our deepest heartfelt sympathy on the loss of Bart. My memories of chasing after your dads golf balls as a kid on Northrup will always be with me. He was a wonderful man! He’s with all the old neighbors in a most heavenly place now. He will be with you in heart & spirit always.
Sincerely & with Love...
Bob, Cindy & Bobby Skosky

Craig Hardcastle, Sr.

July 2, 2018

I was saddened to hear about Bart’s passing. We went back a long time. He took me to 3 National Publinx tournaments and always treated me well no matter how how bad I played for Missouri. He really understood the game both mentally and physically. I remember when Bart was happy with me he would call me Craigy, when he wasn’t so happy with me he called me Craig either way I deserved both. He was a very nice man, but tough, I liked that. I will miss him, God Bless, Craig

Mary E Barry

June 29, 2018

Karl and family.
I am sorry to hear of the passing of your father. May God wrap you in his warmth during this difficult time.

Mary E Barry



Collida, Bart P. Sr.,

Mr. Collida was 87 and resided in St. Louis County. He was a native of St. Louis and grew up on the “Hill” where he and his family lived until 1990.

After graduating and receiving a Master’s Degree from St. Louis University, Mr. Collida became a teacher and then Principal for the St. Louis Public Schools. He retired in 1988 after 33 years of service. In 1980 he opened and developed the curriculum for the Academic and Athletic Academy, a magnet school. He was loved and respected by students, teachers and parents.

Golf was his passion and he ran the Publinx Open for 30 years, always being an advocate for the public course player. He was a member of the United States Golf Association for 28 years and officiated at the national sites of the USGA Amateur Public Championship. Bart retired from his position of USGA Committeeman for Missouri in 2002. In 2002, Bart initiated and developed the re-birth of the St. Louis City Championship.

Mr. Collida is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dolores Hehmann Collida, two daughters, Diane Earthman and Aimee Cacciatore, two sons, Karl Collida and Bart Collida Jr. and two grandchildren Nikko and Hailey Collida.

Mr. Collida was a member of St. Ambrose Church and the American Legion Rollo-Calcaterra Post 15.