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Edward Collins, 85, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at Glens Falls Hospital.
Born on November 12, 1933, in Hobart, NY, he was the son of the late Smith and Annise (Harrington) Collins.
Ed graduated from South Kortright Central School in 1952. For many years he worked at numerous Agway’s in the area, including Fort Edward, Salem and Greenwich. Ed retired as the store manager from the Fort Edward Agway.
In 1953, Ed married Shirley Kelley at the Methodist Church in Stanford, NY. Ed joined the New York National Guard in Oneonta; he served for 6 years as Sergeant E15. He was a member of Hobart Fire Department, Schenevus Fire Department, Fort Edward Lions Club and Hoffman Game and Fish Club.
Ed enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping.
In addition to his parents, Ed was predeceased by his daughter, Phyllis Collins; his sister, Linda Mondore; his brother, Frank Collins.
Left to cherish his memory include his wife of 66 years, Shirley; his children, Thomas Collins and his wife, Dawn of Fort Ann, Scott Collins and his wife, Heidi of Hudson Falls, Brenda Flack and her husband, David of Fort Edward, Janice Collins Taylor of South Glens Falls; 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; his sisters, Betty Dudley, Dorothy Accurso, Patty Hasbrouck and Martha Steadman; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
At Ed’s request there will be no calling hours.
A Memorial service will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 82 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828.
Burial will follow the Memorial Service at Union Cemetery, Fort Edward.