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The Life of John C. Collins

John Clarence Collins age 83 of Massillon passed away Thursday. He was born Dec. 29, 1928 in Massillon to the late Victor and Ludovica (Halmaghi) Collins and was a 1948 graduate of Washington High School. John served with the US Army receiving an honorable discharge, and retired from the Timken Company. As a man who watched most sports, he especially liked football and was a diehard ‘Tiger Fan'. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Richardson. John was a loyal man who loved his family very much and did all he could to help when needed. John is survived by a sister, Dr. Victoria Gibson; brother-in-law, Ronald Gibson; a niece, Meegan; and a nephew, Ryder; and two great- nieces, Addison and Sydney and; great-nephew, Ty; a niece and adopted sister, Jeanne Drakos; and her son, Nickolas, all of Florida. Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Paquelet Funeral Home in Massillon. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Garden. Friends may call Monday from 10 a.m. until the service Monday

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