Collins, Paul D.
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Paul D. Collins, 87, passed peacefully on Monday October 29, 2012, while receiving last rights with his wife of 60 years at his side. Paul was born in NYC on August 12, 1925. Paul and Joan have lived for the past 17 years in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, after 30 plus years in Rye, NY. Paul was a graduate of The Browning School in NYC and a 1950 graduate of Georgetown Univ, which he attended after serving his country in the Navy during WWII. Paul was an executive for 35 years at E. F. Timme & Son Company in NYC. On June 28, 1952 Paul married Joan Higgins in St Patrick's Cathedral in NYC.
The father of 6, grandfather of 17 and the great grandfather of 2, Paul had a wonderful life full of family fun, good humor, and great friends. Paul was a past member of the Apawamis Club in Rye, NY as well as the Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and a lifetime member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Paul is survived by his wife Joan, children, and grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service in Rye, NY in the coming weeks followed by an interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. Please visit our online Tribute at www.quinn-shalz.com.
Published in the The Journal News on Nov. 4, 2012