Allen William Collins

Born in Chicago, IL on December 27, 1924

Departed on February 1, 2010 and resided in Nashville, TN

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COLLINS, Allen W., passed away peacefully on February 1, 2010, at his home in Nashville. He served with the U.S. Marines in the Pacific theater in WWII and retired from the Veterans' Administration as Chief of Maintenance for VA Lakeside Hospital, Chicago. Survived by his wife, Marjorie Collins of Nashville, TN, and by three sons, Allen M. Collins of San Jose, CA; Barry Julia Collins of Flossmoor, IL; and Terry Joan Collins of Homewood, IL. Proud grandfather of six Julie Sutton Tyler of San Francisco, CA; Allen J. Megumi Collins of Urawa, Japan; Miriel Josh Pittman of Grand Junction, CO; Jesse Collins of Newport News, VA; Ryan Collins of Addison, IL; and Dorothy Collins of Chicago, IL and great-grandfather of three Kian and Maya Collins of Urawa, Japan, and Nolan Sutton of San Francisco, CA. Preceded in death by his brother Ronald Collins and also survived by his brothers Hugh Collins Cypress, CA and Bill Collins Chicago, IL. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 12:00 p.m. Friday Feb. 5, 2010 at Christ the King Catholic Church. Visitation Thursday Feb. 4, 2010, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at WEST HARPETH FUNERAL HOME, Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN.

5 Comments to Allen William Collins

  1. Mr.&Mrs. Chris Laughlin and Family
    February 2, 2010 12:00 am

    To The Collins Family, We send Our Sincere Sympathy at this difficult time. Our Prayers are with you and May your memories bring you comfort.

  2. Maureen Lehocky
    February 3, 2010 12:00 am

    To the Collins Family, Our deepest sympathy on your loss. May all of your wonderful memories of your Dad get you through this difficult time. Love Maureen & Rick

  3. JOE
    February 3, 2010 12:00 am


  4. Mary Rose Sellitti
    February 4, 2010 12:00 am

    Our devilish Leprechaun, I will miss Allen’s delightful mimic of languages and his infectious smile and laughter.
    A family favorite, we will all miss his easy nature and kindness.
    Farewell Brother-In-Law – you are greatly loved and will be missed. Little Sister-In-Law Mary Rose Loretta Volmer Sellitti

  5. Carol Ann Volmer
    February 4, 2010 12:00 am

    Dear Marjorie and Family,

    Love lives on in the little things you shared, the moments you’ll always treasure, in the smiles you can never forget. May the memories of the special love you shared with your husband return each day to bring you comfort. In Deepest Symapathy.
    My love and prayers, Carol Ann