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William J. Collins Jr.

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William J. Collins, Jr., age 71, passed away Monday morning, April 21, 2014, at his residence in Erie. He was born in Buffalo, New York, December 5, 1942, son of the late William J, and Teresa Hennigan Collins, Sr.

William is survived by his wife Nancy Ann States, his children: William J. Collins III of Cary, N.C., Jean Marie Kitcey of Erie, Pa., Michael K. Collins and his wife Mary Elizabeth of Cary, N.C., Kathleen Mannion of Erie, Pa., Julie Anne Wahn of Fairview, Pa., Teresa W. Writsel and her husband Mike of Dickson, Tenn., Margaret A. Culver and her husband Matt of Erie, Pa., and his children's mother Judith Collins. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, a sister Mary T. Hughes of Elma, N.Y., and a brother James Collins and his wife Donna of Buffalo, N.Y.

William was a United States Coast Guard Veteran. After his military service, he worked in the Merchant Marine. He worked at Bethlehem Steel in Buffalo New York. Most recently, he worked as a Disc Jockey in Erie and was an over the road "Long Hauler" truck driver. Football was his passion.

Friends may call at the G. R. Bailey Funeral Home, 4396 Iroquois Avenue, Lawrence Park, Wednesday from 5 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be private.

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Published in the Erie Times-News on Apr. 22, 2014
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