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.
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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