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1941 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
DELMAR J. COLLINS, 72 Delmar J. Collins, 72, of the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, formerly of Limerick, PA., died early Sunday morning July 6, 2014 at the Veterans Home. Born in Lebanon, PA August 5, 1941 son of the late Burl Lester and Geraldine May (Purcell) Collins. Survived by three children: Jeremy I. Collins (wife Laura) and Danielle Collins both of Schwenksville, David Hicks (wife Laurie) of Reading and five Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Dale Hicks. He was a self-employed welder and metal fabricator. He was a member of the NHRA (National Hot Rod Assoc.). He enjoyed drag racing and was very passionate about building and racing dragsters. He was the national record holder in super competition during the late 1980's and was well known and a regular attendee at Maple Grove Speedway. Nothing made Del happier than drag racing anyone, anytime, anywhere. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Friends and family are invited to attend a "Celebration of Life" luncheon at the Trappe Tavern, 416 W. Main St., Trappe, PA from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, August 9. Interment will be in Washington Crossing Nat. Cemetery, Newtown, PA at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers. memorial contributions may be made to a . Funeral arrangements by Gilden Barton Funeral Home. Altoona, PA
Published in The Mercury on Aug. 6, 2014
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