John Nicholas Collins Obituary – The Chief of Pueblo
Horan McConaty – County Line
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Littleton – On Wednesday, November 10, 2021, John Nicholas Collins passed away at the age of 86 in Littleton, Colorado. Survivor of her son, Kevin Collins (Dawn); daughter, Kathleen Clementi (Scott); grandchildren, Jennifer Woodard, Nicholas Vidick, Christopher Collins, Michelle Totte, Geoffrey Collins and Cassidy Grohowski; as well as six great-grandchildren. His wife of 64 years, Geraldine (Anderson) Collins; and his daughter, Bonnie (Collins) Vidick, predeceased him. John graduated in 1953 from Centennial High School and graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in accounting. He was a fierce Marine who served proudly for three years. He was a licensed pilot, practicing accountant, benevolent banker and ultimately vice president of finance for Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina and the famed Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia, where he retired in 1999. In 1997, he suffered a stroke. , but went on to live an incredible 24 years, traveling all over Hawaii to Italy, chopping wood in a cabin in the mountains, running a group of email chains with dedicated followers, and even learning to write and drive. again. Along with his stroke, John has overcome challenges that most never wish to face in their lifetimes, including the unexpected deaths of his daughter, Bonnie, in 2013 and his wife, Geraldine, in 2019. With all of them ups and downs of his life, he still managed to smile and answer every challenge he faced with a wise crack and a joke, sure to make even the most cynical smile. In his youth, he loved scotch and soda, a hearty meal of steak and photographing the outdoors. He was an accomplished golfer. He loved the color purple, driver hats galore, and proudly bragged to fellow servicemen that the Marines were far superior. He enjoyed singing (whether the words were correct or not) and judging others on their lack of ability to sing. He was a man who feared God and counted on his faith to always help him find his way home, especially in his last days on earth. There has never been a stranger to John Collins. He was much loved by his family, associates, caretakers and friends. There isn’t a single person you’ll meet who knows John who doesn’t have a story to tell about him. Whether the story is good or bad, appropriate or not, everyone who has a story to tell can agree on one thing: their life was better after knowing John. Celebration of Life, 1 pm December 5, 202.1 at St. Phillips Lutheran Church, 7531 S. Kendall Blvd., Littleton, CO 80128. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Elevation Hospice, Semper Fi Fund or St Phillips Lutheran Church.
Posted November 26, 2021