Edward J. Collins Jr.

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

1950 - 2019


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Edward J. Collins, Jr., age 68, died suddenly Sunday evening, February 3, 2019 at the Carlisle Regional Medical Center with his wife and son by his side. "Woodie," as he was known since birth, was born on August 14, 1950 to Marie Assunta (Belmonte) and Edward J. Collins, Sr. at the...

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Ruth, I belatedly heard about Woodies passing. I am saddened by your loss and cannot truly comprehend how you must feel. My heart goes out to you and Sean during this time of mourning. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to ask.

Ruth, I am so sad for your loss. woody was a great American.

Such a huge loss. I knew Woodie through his various volunteer activities, Church and Community. All of his conversations focused on his family and especially his pride in his son. I just cannot believe he is gone. It seemed every where I went I would see him, track, baseball, church, and even at my office, volunteering to help others with taxes. He will be missed.

I've only known Woodie for about 2 years. He became my rock, always there to help. I looked forward to our meetings after Mass on Sunday and the many breakfasts that followed. He made Shirley and I feel important and loved. His love for Ruth and Sean was evident. They always became a topic when he and I went out to lunch. We have lost a treasure. God Bless you Woodie. I have been blessed to have had you as a friend. Ruth, we are just a phone call away.

I wish I'd known him. Our prayers are with Ruth and her family. So sad.

So sorry to hear of his passing. We lost a great person and patriot. Jane Barton Weddington


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LTC Edward "Woodie" Collins was one of the finest Officers I have ever met and worked with as the Regimental Sergeant Major of the 504 Parachute Infantry Regiment. He always had the valve of hard work, good judgment, courage and integrity. He was always willing to help me, if I needed help. He was a long time member of the 504 Parachute Infantry Regiment Association. As I look back over time I find myself wondering...If I remembered to Thank him enough for all he had done for the...