Richard (Dick) Collins AmsterdamRichard (Dick) Collins, of Amsterdam, passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Dick was born on November 26, 1943 to the late Kenneth and Bernice Wojciechowski Collins. He graduated from Wilbur Lynch High School. He served his county in the US Army 1966 to 1968 with a tour of duty in Vietnam. Upon returning home, he became a certified court reporter. He received his bachelor's degree from Empire State College. He retired from the US Postal Service in 2008 as a training supervisor. He is survived by his devoted sister, Gail (Dwight) Wilson of Scotia, NY; his longtime friend and companion, Mrs. Gene Reynolds of Schenectady. He leaves a daughter, Kelly Kenneweg of Baldwinsville, NY; and his two precious grandsons, Daniel and Jason Kenneweg also of Baldwinsville, NY; a niece, Tracy Wilson Smith (Jason) of Mt. Holly, NC and two great-nephews, Tyler and Wyatt Smith also of Mt. Holly. In keeping with Dick's wishes there will be no viewing or service. Those wishing to do so can make a donation in his memory to HSI (Holistic Studies Institute), 125 Wolf Road, Suite 503-6, Albany, NY 12205.
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on May 23, 2014