Dorothy M. Collins (1954 - 2018)

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Dorothy M. Collins, age 64, of Daugherty Road, Brockway, Pa., died on Friday, April 13, 2018 at her home.
Born on February 24, 1954 in Clearfield, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Fred and Blanche (Gearhart) Baum.
On March 26, 1988, she married her husband of 30 years, Bradley J. Collins. He survives.
Mrs. Collins worked for Net Shape Technologies.
She was a member of the Brockway Church of God. She was also a member of the Edward E. Rafferty American Legion Post 633 Ladies Auxiliary Unit, Brockway Sons of Italy and the James J. Patterson Post 813 Veterans of Foreign Wars. She loved to paint and studied at the Perry Winkler Art Gallery. She enjoyed fishing, hunting and kayaking.
Dorothy is survived by three children, Jack Volpe and his wife Penny of Hornbeck, La., Amy O'Rourke and her husband Eric and Jess Collins, both of Brockway, Pa.; two brothers, Lynn McCracken and his wife Ann of Albany, Ga., and William McCracken and his wife Francine of Barker, N.Y.; two sisters, Frances Davidson and her husband Alan of Mahaffey, Pa., and Jeanette Starr and her husband John of Grampian, Pa.; three grandchildren, Ben Barber of Pittsburgh, Pa., Emily Volpe of Hornbeck, La., and Callie Barber of Brockway, Pa.
Along with her parents Dorothy was preceded in death by a brother, Norman McCracken and a sister, Pam Dickey.
Friends will be received on Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 3-6 p.m. at the Brockway Church of God, 85 Charnisky Drive, Brockway, PA 15824.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 11 a.m. from the Brockway Church of God with Pastor David Nagele officiating.
Burial will be in Beechtree Cemetery.
Memorial may be placed with the Gateway Humane Society, P.O. Box 678, 1211 Airport Road, Falls Creek, PA 15840 and/or the .
The Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc., DuBois, is in charge of the arrangements.
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Published in The Courier Express on Apr. 15, 2018