William Albert "Bill" Collins, 68, of Chesapeake Beach died May 5 at Washington Hospital Center. Born April 5, 1945 in Washington, D.C. to James William and Eileen Sylvia (Smith) Collins, Bill was raised in Edgewater and attended Annapolis High School. He enlisted in the United States Army January 31, 1964 earning the National Defense and Vietnam Service Medals, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, Sharpshooter Badge with Rifle Bar and two bronze stars. Bill married Eileen Sullivan March 4, 1983 and they lived in Chesapeake Beach. He was a self employed contractor and also for several years owned and operated "Scoops by the Bay", an ice cream shop in Chesapeake Beach. In his leisure time Bill enjoyed boating, fishing, being outdoors and spending time with his family and pet dog "Buddy". Bill was preceded in death by his wife Eileen, son William E. "Billy" Collins and sisters Wilma Baxter and Eileen "JR" Hvidza. He is survived by two daughters, Carrie Scheuer and Stacy Warren, both of Bristol, TN; three brothers, John "Buddy" Collins of Fairhaven, Clark Collins of Travis City, MI and George Nicholson of Edgewater, three sisters, Oma Brooks of Deale, Kay McIntyre of Riva and Janis Behn of Hernando, FL; and by numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial and celebration of Bill's life will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, May 16 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, North Beach. Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project. To leave condolences visit www.rauschfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in The Capital on May 12, 2013