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Charles W Collins

November 22, 1935 ~ April 7, 2013 (age 77)
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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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