David Murray Collie
1956 - 2003
"Your Dream Comes True!"
computers, and most of all, outer space were his great interests.
It seems most fitting that a part of David goes into orbit….
We know that he would approve.
David Collie was born in Birmingham, Michigan in 1956 to Rosalie
Moore and Robert Collie. He was the younger of their two sons,
and from his birth he was a happy and talented child. He had a
bent toward science, and “discovered” a geometry theorem
when he was eight years old, to the amazement of his teacher.
He was an excellent guitarist and played in several local bands.
His career was in the music business, as he was a very talented
audio engineer, adding the sound effects to TV commercials and
movies. In this job, he spent several years working for Solid
State Logic and living in Oxford, England, as well as in Los Angeles.
Home base, however, was the Detroit metropolitan area, working
for companies such as Ron Rose, Producers Color, and General Television
As his liver disease progressed and he waited for a transplant,
David became more and more enthralled with NASA, paying close
attention to the preparations for space shots and tuning in to
the NASA channel. Throughout the six years of his illness, David
never lost his wry sense of humor nor his interest in world affairs.
His family misses him very much, and we are thrilled to honor
his memory by this trip into space.