Charles Collins

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Charles P. "Pat" Collins, 74, of 23 Church St., Lewis Run, kicked in the Pearly Gates on Friday (Sept. 9, 2016) at The Pavilion at BRMC.
Born Oct. 28, 1941, in Butler, he was a son of the late Arthur and Irene Gillman Collins. On June 18, 1977, he married Linda Ream Collins, who survives.
A graduate of Butler High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on April 29, 1960, and was honorably discharged Feb. 2, 1961.
He was a truck driver for several local companies and retired in 2005.
He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed hunting, fishing, and most especially, chopping wood.
He was quoted as saying that Ted Nugent was an amateur. He liked John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and Hank Williams, "not that Jr. Wimp." Chuck Norris didn't do all the things Pat did.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Jason (Tiffany) Collins of Wexford, and Tim Collins and Becky (Mark) Kerner, both of Butler; two stepchildren, Denise Douthit of Lewis Run and Steve (Kathy) Livingston of Olean, N.Y.; four grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; one great-stepgrandchild; four sisters, Carol Collins of Butler, Mary Hoffman of Pittsburgh, and Deb (Richard) Moran and Sue Friez, all of Butler; two brothers, Ron Collins and Michael (Eileen) Collins, also all of Butler; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and one great-great-nephew.
At Pat's request, there will be no visitation or funeral services. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the ; ; or a .
Online condolences may be made at
Published in The Bradford Era from Sept. 12 to Sept. 19, 2016
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