Wednesday, May 26, 2010
John Collins--Obituary and arrangements (Joy Collins)
John C. Collins, 67, of Fountain Hills, AZ, died suddenly in New York City on May 24, 2010. John was born in Corpus Christi, Texas and grew up in New York and New Jersey. He served in the Air Force after high school and then graduated from Old Dominion University with a major in Psychology. He later returned to school and became a Registered Nurse. He worked at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Scottsdale, AZ. John loved life and always had a kind word and a ready smile. He will be missed. He is survived by his wife Joy, his mother Frances, and his furchildren Jessie, Toby, Casey, Charlotte, Riley, and Chaz. He is preceded in death by his father John and brother David. A viewing will be held at Messinger Mortuary in Fountain Hills on Thursday May 27, 2010 from 6 PM to 8 PM and a Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Friday May 28 at 10 AM at the Franciscan Renewal Center in Paradise Valley, AZ. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting a donation be made in John’s name to the Arizona Humane Society.