Edward Collins

Edward Collins

Sunday, November 12th, 1933 - Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
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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.
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  • Service

    Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 1:00pm
    M. B. Kilmer Funeral Home- FE
    82 Broadway
    Fort Edward, NY 12828
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  • Interment

    Union Cemetery
    8 Schuyler Street
    HUDSON FALLS, NY 12839
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    Burial will follow the Memorial Service at Union Cemetery, Fort Edward.


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Jan Collins Taylor

Posted at 09:06am
Our Dad Our Pa
He was a husband to one, a father of five, a Pa of ten and a Great Pa of eight. Now he's our angel at heavens gate. His smile brightened everyone's day, his laugh was contagious in so many ways. He loved his grand kids they were his life...well not just them he loved us all especially our mom/our gram... his wife.

He loved to tell stories of the good old days...and make some up along the way. Like the time he sang on the radio, or was a semi-pro ballplayer his stories would build up layer by layer.

As for singing on the radio he really did not lie... he literally sat on top of it and sang out loud and high.

He was quite the jokester or as the kids would say a "Picker"...He loved to get you going then
just sit there and snicker.

If we were mis-behaving all's mom had to say was "wait till you father gets home " and we'd shape up right away! But Dad was a gentle man his bark was bigger than his bite but as kids we didn't know that so we worried with fright!

He liked to dine out he liked it a bunch especially when it came time for lunch. Pa loved seafood especially clams he'd eat them by the dozens but yuck not gram!

Dad was not one to sit home and ponder he loved the outdoors to explore and wander.

He liked to go fishing and he liked to camp but he loved to go hunting and in his eyes he was a champ!!

When fall came around excitement set in because it was time for deer camp and hunting to begin.

Guns guns guns...oh how he loved his guns...and if you don't believe me just ask mom or better yet his sons. If you just mentioned them he was on the run. He'd take you to his gun room to show off all his treasures...just talking about guns brought him great pleasure.

He had an eye for details, and he knew where everything went if an item was out of place he was sure to get bent.

He was a man that was full of pride and as he got older and was not able to drive he'd hopped on his scooter and go for a ride.

As a tribute to you and we hope this makes you glad we are all wearing camo in honor for you dad!

You were such a fighter the strongest man we know but your loving heart just gave out and you finally had to go. Now you're with your parents, your siblings and daughter Phyll...please give them all hug from us as we know you will. You're now our Shining Angel watching from above please know that we miss you and that you are truly loved... as this is not goodbye... this is not the end Love Moon Stars Dad until we meet again!!

Derek Taylor

Posted at 06:12pm
Pa, I wish I had gotten to see you one last time before you went but I know Aunt Phyllis needed some more company up there. I'll never forget playing that quarter game with you when I was younger. I can't for the life of me really remember the rules but I do remember you winning all the time only to "lose" to me later. I'll always cherish the few times we went out shooting and your compliments on my accuracy. I'll always laugh about how you threatened me to make an honest woman out of lydia by marrying her because you have too many unmarried grandkids. And I gladly obliged to that demand. May you rest easy now Pa, I know you and Aunt Phyllis are probably looking over us now and just catching up on your time apart. Please tell her Lydia and I say hello. Love you Pa! Rest in Peace!

Tim, Nicole, Abby, and Noah Merwin

Posted at 02:24pm
So deeply sorry for your loss. Sending hugs, love, and prayers to all.
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