Harold J. Collier

Harold J. "John" Collier, 76, of Lake Ariel and Florida, died Thursday afternoon in Regional Hospital of Scranton following an illness. His companion of 30 years is Patricia A. Dubin.

Born Jan. 28, 1936, in Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of the late Harold R. and Anna E. Fekete Collier. He was an Army veteran and a graduate of Manhattan College of New York, receiving a Bachelor of Science in business and engineering. Before retirement, he was employed as a building manager for many years, and was formerly a construction manager in New York. Harold was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; a member of the Brick Layers Union local 37 of New York; and the Building Managers Association of New York.

Also surviving are two daughters, Debra M. McGowan and husband, Kevin, of Jefferson Twp.; and Christine Collier-Stellas and husband, Demetrios, of Houston; one son, James D. Collier of Port Jefferson, N.Y.; one stepson, Matthew D. Dubin and wife, Elizabeth, of Seattle; one stepdaughter, Melissa Dubin-Falk and husband, David, of Lantana, Fla.; two sisters, Carol Schweitzer and husband, Roy, of Poughquag, N.Y.; and Joyce Ilardi and husband, Anthony, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; nine grandchildren, Shannon E. McGowan-Walker, Sean P. McGowan, Alexis C., Nicholas D. and Ariana K. Stellas; Zachary S., Jason G. and Emily R. Falk; and Abraham J. Dubin.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church St., Moscow. Interment, private at the convenience of the family.

Friends may call Friday, 5 to 8 p.m..

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the at 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517.

Arrangements by Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home of Moscow. For online condolences, go to www.duffyands nowdon.com.

Published in Scranton Times on Nov. 25, 2012