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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Charles P. "Pat" Collins, 74, of 23 Church Street, Lewis Run, PA

Charles P. Collins

Charles P. "Pat" Collins, 74, of 23 Church Street, Lewis Run, PA, kicked in the Pearly Gates, Friday, September 9, 2016 at The Pavilion at BRMC.

Born October 28, 1941 in Butler, he was a son of the late Arthur and Irene (Gillman) Collins.

On June 18, 1977, he married Linda (Ream) Collins who survives.
US Marines Veteran

A graduate of Butler High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on April 29, 1960 and was honorably discharged February 2, 1961.

He was a truck driver for several local companies and retired in 2005.

He was an avid outdoors man, enjoyed hunting, fishing and most especially chopping wood.

He was quoted as saying that Ted Nugent was an amateur. He liked John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and Hank Williams, 'not that Jr. Wimp'. Chuck Norris didn't do all the things Pat did.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Jason (Tiffany) Collins of Wexford, Tim Collins and Becky (Mark) Kerner, both of Butler; two step children, Denise Douthit of Lewis Run and Steve (Kathy) Livingston of Olean, NY; four grandchildren, six step grandchildren, one great grandchild and one great step grandchild; four sisters, Carol Collins of Butler, Mary Hoffman of Pittsburgh, Deb (Richard) Moran and Sue Friez, all of Butler; two brothers, Ron Collins and Michael (Eileen) Collins, also all of Butler and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and one great great nephew.

At Pat's request, there will be no visitation or funeral services. 

Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to The American Cancer Society, The Make A Wish Foundation or a charity of the donor's choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

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