Ralph E. Collins Sr.

West Seneca, New York

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Papa (as I've always called you this way),

I'm going to miss you a lot. I think you were a great man, who made life a little bit easier and joyful for everybody around you. I'm glad I came to your house 10 years ago. You were really worth the trip. And I will always remember you with this smile on your lips, telling me that you finally did find my contact lens in the swimming pool! Thank you very much.

We miss you immensely and when we have kids we will tell them funny stories about their railroading caboose riding Grandpa. Thanks for being an excellent husband to Mom and a great Dad to all of us.

Love, Tim and Marla

p.s. Please put a good word in for us with the Big Man.

As "Red" lay there with is constant smirk, it brought to memory all of the funny things he did - like when he used to hold a bug up and the kids would say "eat it grampa, eat it". Or the names he would call me "Santy Claus" for one. Red was my step-father - and I called him dad for 28 years at his invitation. It was easy to do, as he truly acted as there was no delineation between his kids and step-kids. Red will be missed, but the legacy he leaves us, a...

As when I left you yesterday I had scratched your back for the last time I hope when we meet again you'll scratch mine.I love you. I love all 100 of you whom came for mom. Thank you.

The loss of someone so close is difficult to bear. We share your grief.

My deepest sympathies to Mary and all of Red's family and friends. Red was a fortunate man to have his loving wife by his side caring for him throughout his long illness, until the Lord called him home. May he now enjoy eternal peace and happiness.

Was to have known you Red


Ralph's Obituary

Ralph Collins passed away in West Seneca, New York. Funeral Home Services for Ralph are being provided by Hoy Funeral Home - West Seneca. The obituary was featured in Buffalo News on November 26, 2006.