Richard D. Collins

Aug 28, 1922 - May 27, 2013


Richard D. Collins, 90, of Port Clinton, passed away, Monday, May 27, 2013, in Providence Care Center, Sandusky, surrounded by his loving family. 

He was born Aug. 28, 1922, in Zanesville, Ohio, to Howard and Mary (Flowers) Collins. 

On Oct. 17, 1953, in Port Clinton, he married Ethel M. Smith and she preceded him in death Dec. 28, 2006. 

Richard worked at Ford Motor Co. in Sandusky for 28 years until his retirement in 1984. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. 

Richard will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends.

Survivors include a son, Michael (Barb) Collins, of Port Clinton; daughters, Pam Gluth and Trudy (Don) Gaydosh, of Port Clinton; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 

Richard was preceded in death by his wife; parents; brother, Wayne Collins; and sister, Lillian Jewett.

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 7, conducted by the Rev. Tim Renn, at Riverview Cemetery, Port Clinton. Memorial donations in memory of Richard may be given to Stein Hospice Service. 

Arrangements were handled by Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home and Crematory, Port Clinton. Condolences may be shared with the family at