John-Collins-Obituary

Photo courtesy of Harvey Family Funeral Home - Seattle

John Edward Collins

Jun 19, 1927 - Nov 20, 2012

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Sara and children, John was quite the father in helping raise a wonderful family. His history of accomplishments will not be forgotten. We will continue to offer our prayers for John and for your families. May God bless you.

Dear Sara and Family,
We Sisters send you our supportive prayers as John enters his eternal joy. May his new life in God's Presence bring great peace to you all.

Husband, Father, Grandfather, innovator, inventor (http://www.collinspilehammers.com/) Friend, Relative- John wore many hats. He will be sorely missed and not long forgotten.

John & Sarah's 60th Wedding Anniversay

Dear Sarah and family,I'm so sorry to hear of John's passing. All of the Nash family joins you in your grieving, and rejoices with you as he enters into his eternal glory with God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirt, Jesus' Mother Mary, and all the saints and angels of heaven.

David, Maria, and the rest of the Collins Family, You are in our prayers. What a spectacular life...

In sympathy,

My deepest sympathy and regrets to hear of John's passing.

The honor was all mine to have befriended and worked with him. He was definitely the embodiment of the great generation - honorable, hard working, family man, and patriotic. He served his country as few of us have. His tenacity and innovation is exemplified in the air hammers he developed and sold worldwide. The sheet pile and marine construction industry owes him much for his contributions.

God Bless.

Our family's prayers go up for the Collins family. May God's light shine upon you and lift you up during this difficult time.

A great man who leaves behind an even greater legacy in the children he and Sarah raised, and the countless lives the Collins family continues to touch. Nothing in this world is permanent. But the spirit of John Collins will endure for many generations, and that spirit will continue to make this world a better place. Pictured: (Tom Scearce and John's son David Collins, c. 1996)

Obituary

John's Obituary

John Edward COLLINSBorn June 19, 1927 in Concrete; died November 20, 2012 at Skagit Valley Hospital, Mount Vernon, surrounded by family. Survived by Sara, his loving wife of 62 years; children John Jr. "Jake," Nicholas (Amy), Jeanie Boddy (Gary), Casey (Lynn), Andrew, Monica Manning...

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