Donald E.  Collins

Donald E. Collins

Wednesday, September 3rd, 1947 - Friday, August 28th, 2020
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Donald E. Collins of Grand Island, NY passed away on Friday, August 28, 2020 at Buffalo General Hospital at the age of 72.

He was born September 3, 1947 in Buffalo, NY a son of the late Donald F. and Arley R. (Sigmund) Collins. He loved trains and enjoyed hunting, fishing and going to the casino.

He was a Bus Driver for Grand Island Transportation and had also worked at Carbon Graphite in Niagara Falls, NY.

He is survived by his wife, Marie (Krautsack) Collins whom he married on January 13, 1967 in East Aurora; his daughter, Michele Collins of Angola; his grandchildren: Ronald, Amber and Josh; his siblings: Betty (Paul) Kaiser of Delevan, Colleen (Walter) Collins-Duffield of Florida and Tim (Carol) Collins of North Carolina; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

There will be no calling hours. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 3, 2021. More details will follow.

Memorials may be made to the Ten Lives Club, P.O. Box 253, North Boston, NY 14110.
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There will be no calling hours. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 3, 2021. More details will be announced at a later date.


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Michele Collins

Posted at 07:31pm
Donald E. Collins. Love you Dad...until we meet again I will keep the memories of you alive.

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Kodie Shamrock

Posted at 03:35pm
Mr. Collins was my bus driver during my junior year of high school. Such a great guy to chat with. Really enjoyed getting to know him throughout that school year and hearing some of his stories. I'm very sorry for your loss.

Richard Buchman

Posted at 11:11am
Marie, I am so sorry for your loss! Don will be sadly missed at Frank's on Wednesday night!! He was always the first one there with all the train guys to share our stories about our hobby. Don loved his 0 gauge layout and trains as we all do! He loved to share showing his layout to members of the TTOS train club on the tour of layout once a year! Thanks Don for all the memories we shared, you will be sadly missed my friend until we meet again!!! Your friend always Rich. Buchman

Jennifer Wood

Posted at 12:29pm
I'm very sorry for your loss Marie. My prayers are with you and your family­čĺť

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