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Robert P. Collins Jr.

August 13, 1954 — August 5, 2020

August 5, 2020

ROBERT PAUL COLLINS, JR, 65, formerly of Wyoming PA, passed away Wednesday evening in the Gettysburg Center of Genesis Healthcare.

Born in Bellefonte PA on August 13th, 1954; Robert was the son of the late Robert Paul and Mary Eicke Collins. He was physically handicapped from birth but benefitted from numerous landmark medical procedures and became the Easter Seal Poster Child for Center County in 1960. The family moved to Wyoming, PA in 1965. He was a graduate of Wyoming Area High School in 1974. A member of St. Monica’s Parish of West Wyoming, Robert was also a member of the Wilkes-Barre Knights of Columbus Council 302 and Bishop William J Hafey Assembly 925. His other civic memberships included The Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick, and the Wyoming Area Jaycees. Robert additionally served as a volunteer at the NPW Medical Center, and was a Mentor Resident of the Pennsylvania Empowered Expert Resident Project.

Surviving is his brother Roger Collins and his wife Michaelle, Inwood, WV, and cousins; Jay Collins and family, Greg Collins and family, and Mary Jean Stephens and family.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30am from the Metcalfe Shaver Kopcza Funeral Home Inc 504 Wyoming Avenue Wyoming with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am in St. Monica’s Parish 363 West 8th Street West Wyoming.

Interment will be in Memorial Shrine Park, Carverton.

Friends may call Tuesday 9:30am – 10:30am in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the United Cerebral Palsy of NEPA.

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