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September 30, 1940 - January 3, 2021

Burial Date January 7, 2021

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John Robert Collins, 80, of Ronco, passed away January 3, 2021 at Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, PA.

He was born in Ronco, PA on September 30, 1940, the son of the late Russell L. and Gwendolyn (Burke) Collins.

John served in the U.S. Marines. Before retiring he was employed at Steel Scaffolding, in Uniontown, PA and prior to that was as an Assembly Line Worker at White Motors in Ohio.

John loved NASCAR.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters: Frances Hixon and Louise Alleva
and brothers: Charles “Bud” Collins and William E. Collins.

He is survived by his son, John R. Collins, Jr. and wife Melody of Uniontown, PA and his daughter Gwendolyn Collins of Ronco, PA; 4 grandchildren: Marshall, Owen, Gabriel and Isaiah; sisters: Rosalie McGalla, Ronco, Betty Kaylor, Uniontown and Marie Hice, Ronco; his brother James Collins and wife Carol of Cleveland, OH; and the mother of his children, Ellen Franks Collins and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the JOHN S. MAYKUTH JR FUNERAL HOME, 7 River Avenue, Masontown, PA on Wednesday, January 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. the hour of service in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Mark Edwards officiating. Interment follows in Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown, PA. Military Rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post 423 and VFW Post 4584.

Due to the COVID-19 state and federal guidelines and restrictions, social distancing and masks are required at the service.


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