Richard Collins

Obituary of Richard J. Collins

Richard J. "Dick" Collins, 86 of 5872 Sand Beach Drive, Auburn passed away quietly in his sleep on September 15, 2018. Born in Buffalo, he was the son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Dick) Collins. Dick was a retired correctional officer who was employed with Auburn Correctional Facility and was twice elected president of the AFL-CIO council 82 local of the Auburn Prison guards union. Dick proudly served his country for two tours of service in the Korean War as a US Marine, including one from Assemblyman Dan Fessenden. He is survived by his sons Michael, Mark, wife Ann, Brian wife Chris, and John and grandchildren Michael, Maggie, Melanie, Kennedy, Coleman, John, Mitch and Melissa Collins, and numerous nieces and nephews. His wife, Juliet M. Collins, predeceased him in 2017 and a daughter -in-law Sharon Collins in 2015. He was an avid snowbird for over twenty years and enjoyed golf, the sunshine, and his eight grandchildren. Friends can visit the family from 11am-12pm Saturday, September 22 at Langham Funeral Home with a memorial service to follow at Noon. Burial will take place at a future date. Visit to leave a condolence.
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