John P. "Jack" Collins

Died: April 7, 2022
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John P. ‘Jack’ Collins age 95, of Lima passed away Thursday, April 7, 2022 at home surrounded by family. He was born Feb. 12, 1927 in Sandusky, Ohio to the late John M. and Margaret R. (Lacy) Collins. He married Shirley Faye Rosenberger March 16, 1946 and she preceded him in death August 25, 2006.
Jack had been a telephone technician for Ohio Bell Telephone. He was the past president of Local 4323 Communications Workers of America and a life member of Telephone Pioneers of America.
Survivors include children: Steven (Julie) Collins of Portland, OR, Christine Collins of Bellflower, CA and Nancy Hood of Cincinnati, OH, 9 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, a great great granddaughter and a sister Barbara Smith of Fremont, OH.
Jack was preceded in death by a daughter Thedora (Teddi) Mata and 3 brothers: Robert, Warren and Lee Collins.
Private family services will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery.

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Steve Collins posted on 4/20/22

My Dad lived a long, full, and active life. A little arithmetic reminded me that he spent more years in retirement than he spent at work. Not bad! That gave him the time to do the traveling he always wanted to do. I think, in the end, he was satisfied with his life and had done many of the things he wanted, and had few regrets. You can't do much better than that. He was loved, and will long be remembered and missed by many. Julie, Lee, and I hope he is resting peacefully. Steve


Lee Collins posted on 4/20/22

We loved you Dad. You were so much fun growing up. Vacations every year. Funny. Caring. Patient. You are missed by all who knew you.


Diane Genchi posted on 4/19/22

I am so sorry for your loss. He was a quiet caring man. He was always so pleasant to be around on those few occasions over the years I had the opportunity to be in his company. I’m so glad, Chris, that you got to spend so much time with him in those later years. I know you have wonderful memories of some of those trips - those are the ones that will fill your heart when the fresh hurt recedes.


JAN WALLER posted on 4/19/22

He was a sweet and kind guy. He was like a second father to me, always remembering my birthday, Christmas and special occasions. I am going to miss talking and visiting him.


Chris Collins posted on 4/19/22

Will surely miss our daily phone calls these last few years. Will miss your sense of humor, your incredible memory of things that happened decades ago, and your stories. Thanks for your attitude, your patience, and your love.