Charles W Collins

Born: Fri., Nov. 22, 1935
Died: Sun., Apr. 7, 2013


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Apr. 10, 2013
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Thu., Apr. 11, 2013
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   Mr. Charles W. "Charlie" Collins, 77, of Quincy, died at 11:29 p.m. Sunday (April 7, 2013) in Blessing Hospital.

   Born November 22, 1935 in New York, New York, Charlie was the son of Charles and Frances Moorehead Collins. He married Margaret Cronin on April 6, 1958 in the Bronx, New York. She survives.

   Charlie was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Quincy V.F.W. Post 5129 and a 30 year member of South Side Boat Club. An avid sports fan, Charlie was a Yankees fan and became a fan of the Chicago Cubs after moving to Illinois. He enjoyed woodworking and going to the casino.

   Mr. Collins served his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean War.

   Charlie began his career in data processing with Hornblower & Weeks in New York, working on Wall Street for 17 years before moving to Quincy in 1974 where he began with Citizens Data Center which later became PNC. He retired in 1994.

   Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Margaret; three daughters, Donna Goehl of Quincy, Peggy Tarr of Quincy and Kelly Ragar (Randy) of Springfield, MO; five grandchildren, Jason Vipond (Tuesday Critz), Jessica Foster (Anthony), Justin Tarr (Stephanie), Lacey Ragar and Kayle Ragar; five great grandchildren, Damon Steffens, Dillon Campbell, Lillian Foster, Brooklynn Tarr and Reese Foster; a sister, Eileen Robb of Albany, OR; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Mr. Collins was preceded in death by his parents; a son in law, Brad Goehl; and his mother in law, Florence Scarry.

   Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by Monsignor Leo Enlow.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Thursday until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Blessing Heart Center.

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Debbie Gernhart
   Posted Mon April 08, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Uncle Charlie, including visits in the Bronx, the bakery there too, horse shoes, and many, many laughs. My childhood was made brighter and happier by the times I spent with Aunt Margie, Uncle Charlie, Donna, Peggy and Kelly. I love you all. I imagine Dad and Uncle Charlie are having a great time together in heaven. Love Debbie and family

Myra Russell
   Posted Tue April 09, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Charlie will be missed by all who new him. As Debbie said in her message I too have great memories from our visits. My love and prayers to Aunt Margie, Donna, Peggy and Kelly. Watch out heaven Uncle Charlie and Dad are together again.

Luke & Mindy Doellman
   Posted Tue April 09, 2013
Donna & Family:
We are so sad to hear of your father's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you during this trying time.

steve emerick
   Posted Thu May 30, 2013
My deepest sympathies to the Collins family, He was a special guy and a fellow Cub fan. Ive thought of him often over the years!

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