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William "Bill" Collins
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • American Cancer Fund Capital NY Region
    1 Penny Lane
    Latham, NY 12110

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“So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was truly missed at yesterday's Alumni Reunion. He was a good friend. Elaine Hill Weidman6 ”
1 of 26 | Posted by: Elaine weidman - Class of 1954

“April, Randy and the Collins Family, Please know we are thinking about all of you during this difficult time. Your dad was a great guy who always...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: Mark and Faith Nadeau - NY

“u will always be in my heart and never be forgotton ”
3 of 26 | Posted by: martin collins - fort plain, NY

“we are so sorry to hear about Bill passing we will always have a special place in are hearts with Bill golfing with the Collins he will be missed...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Wayne and Dale Folmsbee - NY

“Sincere prayers to you Jean and family. Garry enjoyed the golfing times with Bill and Howard. Garry remembers the early days with JJP and Syrstone...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Garry & June Bartholomew - NY

“Jean and family-Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Bill was a great guy with a warm smile and good word for everyone....Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Elizabeth Gaylor - Richmondville, NY

“Wishing the family comfort & peace during this sad time. Bill was a man of many talents, but will be remembered for his joy of life. I can remember...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Dan & Jennifer (Jones) Shults - NY

“Mike & Carrie and Family, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. ”
8 of 26 | Posted by: Matt and Jo Ann Wilms - NY

“Dear Jean and Family, I am sorry to hear of your lose. Billy was one of the greatest man I have ever met. Billy has always been one of the most...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: John, Beth and Sam Shostek - NY

“Ray; We are very sorry for your loss. Everyone here at Fire, Security & Sound are thinking of you and your family in this time of sorrow....Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: George Sisco - Albany, NY

“Dear Jean and Family, Bill was one of those people you were always happy to see. There are people who we smile at and wish a good morning and how...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Donna Bartholomew - Cobleskill, NY

“Mike Sorry to here of your Dads passing. Thinking of you and yours in this tough time. Bill Fayle Rifenburg Construction ”
12 of 26 | Posted by: Bill Fayle

“Jean, April, Ray, Tina, Beth and Mike and the rest of the Collins Family: All of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. ...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Kay Thorington - Rogersville, TN

“My memories of Bill go back a long way. He was instrumental inchanging the slipforming industry into what it is now! he was generous to a fault and...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Scott Bombard - AuSable Forks, NY

“Mike sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad my thoughts and prayers go out to your family!! ”
15 of 26 | Posted by: David j anthony - Troy, NY

“To the Collins Family Sending our most heart felt sympathy, you are in our hearts and prayers. Love Sue & Jennifer ”
16 of 26 | Posted by: Susan Partington - New Paltz, NY

“Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Jean & all of your family. It was always fun to be in Billy's company. What a great sense of humor he had!Wishing...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Carol Noxon - Schoharie, NY

“Through the sorrow and tears,may your memories bring you comfort and peace. Our hearts go out to the Whole Collins family. Our deepest sympathy Ed...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Ed,Terry.And Ed Bradt - NY

“We are so very sorry for your loss and are thinking of you during this difficult time. May you find peace and comfort in your memories. -Jeff and...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Courtney Thomas - Central Bridge, NY

“I would see Bill and Joe Moore, every Sunday morning at the diner for breakfast and would talk about our grandson's, family, sports etc... Bill is...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Garret Westerveld - Middleburgh, NY

“We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Uncle Billy was a wonderful uncle and will be missed by many. ”
21 of 26 | Posted by: Steve & Denise Randall - NY

“Jean and family, deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. I am sure there are many great memories to always remind you of Bill, he was a great...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: Beverly Tyrrell Jock - NY

“Dearest Poppa you're spirit and magical tooth trick has captured my affectionate humorous spirit forever! I will miss you always and be in definately...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Deash/Alicia - Troy, NY

“To the Family of William Collins, Our sincere sympathy is extended to you for the loss of your loved one. Please know that many caring thoughts are...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Doris & Loring Dutcher - NY

“Jean, Karen and I want to express our most heartfelt condolences on the passing of Bill. He was absolutely my favorite person to play golf with at...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Ernie & Karen Whiteman - NY

“Sending our deepest sympathy to Mike and Carrie and to the Collins family. Love, Dave and Linda ”
26 of 26 | Posted by: Linda Flint - Glenfield, NY


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Cobleskill- William "Bill" I. Collins, 78, of State Route 10 died Saturday, February 8, 2014 at his residence with his loving family at his side.

Born January 29, 1936 in Conesville, he was the son of Raymond and Pearl (Hand) Collins.

Bill was a graduate of Canajoharie Central School and was drafted into the United States Army, serving from 1955 until receiving an honorable discharge in 1957.

He was a member of the Carpenters Union and was co-owner of Collins Concrete Construction where he worked for many years.

Bill was an avid golfer, fisherman, hunter and poker player. For many years, he worked the chains at the sidelines of the Cobleskill Central School football games. His strongest passion was watching his children and grandchildren, as family meant the world to him.

Along with his parents, Bill was predeceased by his siblings: Leon Collins, Raymond Collins, Frances Shafer, Elton Collins, Sheldon Collins, Kathleen Andrews, Philip Collins, and Ancel Collins.

Survivors include his wife: Jean (Bouck) Collins, whom he married August 22, 1959; three daughters: April (Randy) Johnson of Fort Plain, Tina (Rick) O'Dell of Johnstown, and Beth (Brian) Whitman of Fort Plain; two sons: Raymond (Denise O'Neil) Collins of Gardiner, and Michael (Carrie) Collins of Cobleskill; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; his sister: Wanda Stickler of Port Richey, FL.

A period of visitation will be held from 5 to 8 PM on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill. A private graveside service will be held at Lawyersville Cemetery in the spring.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Fund, Capital NY Region, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110.

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Private Graveside Service

Lawyersville Cemetery

State Route 145 Cobleskill, NY 12043