Albert F. Collins Sr.

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RAVENA Albert (Jiggy-Jigger) Collins Sr. entered eternal life peacefully at the home where he was born on Saturday, July 8, 2006 with his loving family by his side. He was an Army veteran serving during the Korean War. Jiggy had worked on the family dairy farm. Jigger was an owner/operator truck driver for Callanan Industries for 35 years and also had a residential fuel oil business, Collins Brothers with his brother, Harold (Bucky). In 1986, Bucky retired and it became Collins and Son. Albert was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church where he and his wife of 45 years were married, a long time member of the Ravena Grange and a member, past chief, president and commissioner of the Coeymans Hollow Volunteer Fire Co. Survivors include his wife, Pearl Schoonmaker Collins; children, Catherine Collins-Pierce and Albert F. (Lori) Collins Jr.; grandchildren, Zachary S., Jarrett A. Collins, Cathleen and Andrew Pierce; brother, William (Jean) Collins; many nieces, nephews, grand and great-nieces and nephews and many friends. Albert was predeceased by his brother, Harold Collins; nephew, Gavin Collins; dear friend, Donald VanDerzee. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 12 at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Coeymans Hollow. Burial will follow in Alcove Cemetery. Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Albert may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, 1311 Rte. 143, Coeymans Hollow, NY 12046.

Published in Albany Times Union from July 10 to July 11, 2006
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