William Albert “Bill” Collins
April 5, 1945- May 5, 2013
William Albert “Bill” Collins, 68, of Chesapeake Beach passed away May 5, 2013 at Washington Hospital Center. He was born April 5, 1945 in Washington, D.C. to James William and Eileen Sylvia (Smith) Collins. Bill was raised in Edgewater, MD and attended Annapolis High School. He enlisted in the United States Army January 31, 1964 earning the National Defense and Vietnam Service Medals, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, Sharpshooter Badge with Rifle Bar and two bronze stars. Bill married Eileen Sullivan March 4, 1983 and they lived in Chesapeake Beach. He was a self employed contractor and also for several years owned and operated “Scoops by the Bay”, an ice cream shop in Chesapeake Beach. In his leisure time Bill enjoyed boating, fishing, being outdoors and spending time with his family and pet dog “Buddy”.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife Eileen, son William E. “Billy” Collins and sisters Wilma Baxter and Eileen “JR” Hvidza. He is survived by daughters Carrie Scheuer and Stacy Warren, both of Bristol, TN. Also surviving are sisters Oma Brooks of Deale, Kay McIntyre of Riva and Janis Behn of Hernando, FL, and brothers John “Buddy” Collins of Fairhaven, Clark Collins of Travis City, MI and George Nicholson of Edgewater, and by numerous nieces and nephews.
Thursday, May 16, 2013