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John H. Collins, Merchant Marine

June 9, 2021

John H. Collins, 98, of Wenonah, N.J., formerly of Millville, passed away Friday, June 4, 2021, at the Delmar Assisted Living in Delmar, Md.

John was born in Selbyville July 11, 1922, son of the late Eli and Agnes (McCabe) Collins.  He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1943-46 during World War II.  Following his discharge, he retired as a Merchant Marine for Atlantic Refining Company.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Grace Collins in January 2021; and his four siblings, Donald Clayton Collins in 1941, Eli Collins Jr. in 2015, Wanda Conley in 2017 and Donald Collins in 2017.  John is survived by his two brothers, Leroy Collins of Bellingham, Wash., and Lewis Collins of Seaford; and several nieces and nephews; also a special friend and neighbor, Susan Baresich and her husband David and their daughters.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 12, at Roxana Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in John’s name to Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church, 81 Central Ave., Ocean View, DE 19970.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com

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