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Monday, January 19, 2009

Death of Jim Colliton

Colliton I am sorry to bring you ews of the death of James Colliton, a tax professor at DePaul for over thirty years.  Jim died Saturday after a two year battle with cancer.  From his DePaul faculty page:

Professor Colliton worked for the IRS in Washington, D.C. [1974-77] His primary areas of research focus on tax and trusts and estates. Professor Colliton is presently serving as associate dean of the College of Law and has served as director of DePaul's Graduate Tax Law Program, and as a development officer for the University.

  • A.B. 1966, Stanford
  • J.D. 1973, UC-Hastings
  • LL.M. (Taxation) 1977, Georgetown

(Hat Tip: Art Acevedo.)  Update:  See details about the memorial service and online guestbook here.

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Professor Colliton was my Federal Estate and Gift Tax professor in the Fall, 2007 semester--which turned out to be his last class. He was engaging and occasionally funny, but always available to answer questions. He was one of the best professor I ever had. It is truly a sad day for anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Posted by: | Jan 19, 2009 8:50:46 AM

Prof. Colliton was my favorite professor and a valued mentor to me. I am saddened to hear of his death. He shall be dearly missed.

Posted by: Monica Pinon | Jan 19, 2009 5:48:15 PM

Jim and his incredible wife, Jan, are dear family friends. Thank you very much for posting of his death this weekend. He was an extraordinary, warm-hearted, hilarious and caring man, and all my thoughts are with his family. He will be dearly missed.

Posted by: | Jan 20, 2009 6:18:00 PM