1928 John 2020

John W. Collins

February 27, 1928 — December 26, 2020

John W. Collins, 92, lifelong Sherburne resident, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020 at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.
He was born on February 27, 1928 in Sherburne, a son of William J. and Georgia Edna Wilkinson Collins. He was a graduate of Sherburne High School and the Watson School of Engineering at Binghamton University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served from 1954 until his honorable discharge in 1956. On November 6, 1954, John married Alta Louise Ellis in Sherburne, a loving union of over 62 years when she predeceased him on January 24, 2017. John was a quality engineer for Unison in Norwich until retiring.
John was a communicant of St. Malachy’s Church in Sherburne. He was a member of the American Legion Post #876 in Sherburne.
Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, David and Janet Collins of Sherburne; son-in-law, Steve Jenne of FL; a sister, Eva Neal of Sherburne; grandchildren Danyel (Brody) O’Farrell of VA; Jay Collins of Norwich; Travis Collins and Cody (Lauren) Collins, all of FL; great-grandchildren, Brayden, Aislyn and Lorelai. Also surviving are his in-laws, Carol and Eldaige St. Peter of Sherburne and Ken Ellis of Clark Mills. He was predeceased by a son, Paul Collins in 2014; a daughter, Karin C. Jenne in 2011; two brothers, George and Charles Collins; two infant brothers, Kenneth and Leeiner; and two sisters, Wilma Collins and Anna Kingsbury.
Graveside services with military honors will be held in the Sherburne Quarter Cemetery at a later date to be announced.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne.
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