William "Uncle Billy" Collins

Jan. 30, 2013

William "Uncle Billy" Collins, formerly of New Hyde Park, N.Y. passed away Wednesday in Wilkes-Barre.

Born on Nov. 16, 1934, he was a son of the late Frank and Mildred (Brasel) Collins. He was a businessman and proud owner of CNC Finishing, North Babylon, N.Y.

He is preceded in death by his brothers, Robert Collins and Frank Collins; and sisters, Estelle Collins and Nan Collins.

William is survived by the love of his life, Bette Truscott; brother, Kenneth Collins; nephews, Michael, Billy, Frank, Robert, Bobby, Frank, Kenny, John; nieces, Patricia, Cathy, Donna; great-nieces and great-nephews, Crystal, Bobby, Michael, Anna, Matthew, Kenny, Frankie, Amanda, Kelly, Joey, John, Melissa, Jessica, Beth, Brittney, Cassidy, Tiffany and Robert.

Funeral services are being handled by Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township. Viewing hours will be held Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

For directions to the funeral home or to express your condolences to William's family, please visit www.grazianofuneralhome.com.

Published in Times Leader on Jan. 31, 2013