Francis Collins—8/25/2016

Francis “Hank” Collins a longtime resident of Lansdale, PA and more recently Oxford, PA.,  passed from this life on August 25, 2016 after a valiant struggle with cancer.

He is survived by his wife Angelina DiCicco Collins; children Marinella C.(James P. Kelly); George F.(fiancé Grace Harpole); Michael J. (Jennifer Kratz); Florence M. (Jon Foden); Paul A. and John A. and five  grandchildren Julianna, Collin, Jake, Andrew and Jossalyn.

He was the son of the late William F. and Florence Manning Collins and brother to the late William and John and Elizabeth Collins Knighton. He is survived by siblings Margaret Kennedy, Alice Wager and Peter and Joseph Collins.

Hank was born in Malvern, PA in 1941. He attended St. Matthew’s School in Conshohocken, PA where he grew up. Hank proudly served in the army reserves.

Family and friends are invited to St. Stanislaus Church, 51 Lansdale Avenue, Lansdale, PA on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Receiving time from 9:30 to 11:00 AM followed by his Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM. Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Hank’s name to Neighborhood Hospice, 795 E. Marshall Street, West Chester PA 19380. Arrangements by Simcox McIlvaine Funeral Home Lansdale, PA.

16 thoughts on “Francis Collins—8/25/2016

  1. So very sorry to hear of Hanks passing. I have not kept in touch witch I regret. We’re friends with hank and then joe. In doing a web search I found this posting. Again my condolences.

  2. Dear Angie and Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. My son and I first met Hank at Hances Pt. many years ago and he was quick to offer us help/support with our first ever sailboat. Hank was wise, crafty and always had the tool and process that we didn’t and was quick to loan and offer both to us. We lost a good one at Hances Pt. and wont forget him. Bert Dirsa and family

  3. Dear Angie, Marinella, George, Mike, Floss, Paul & John,

    My deepest sympathy goes out to you all!! So sorry to hear of Hank’s passing!!!
    I don’t even know where to begin….. Hank was a GREAT man with a heart of gold!!! I will always remember how nice he was and how he always had funny jokes and stories to tell. Always had a big smile on his face and he was a happy man. He will be missed by so many. May all the memories you have keep you smiling always!!! You are in my thoughts and prayers especially at this difficult time!!! Godspeed Hank and may you rest in peace. God bless you all. <3

    Much love,

  4. Hank was a friend to all and a wonderful mentor. I’m so glad to have known him. Please accept my sincere condolences.

    Bob Cantarera

  5. My heartfelt condolences.

    Angie, Hank was an outstanding man and it seems that he has left us too soon.

    Mar, George, Mike, Floss, Paul & John, I know how close you were to your father and what an influence he had on your life. Your dad was a wise man, but at the same time, he had a great sense of humor. He will be missed greatly and remembered often. Life doesn’t seem fair sometimes and this is one of those moments. Your father was one of the good guys!

  6. Angie,
    So sad on hearing of Hank’s passing. His active nvolvement in the club’s projects and social events, good times and bad, just showed what kind of a good guy he was but I will always remember him for his humor, both satirical and sarcastic, and the many laughs we shared over the years. Our most sincere condolences on the loss of your favorite skipper..
    Tom & Pat Kennedy

  7. I knew Hank from sailing at Hances Point Yacht Club. Many good days out on the water and telling stories on the porch. He wI’ll be missed and it will be sad to see his boat sitting next to mine this offseason up on the hard. Godspeed Hank, condolences to his family and friends.

    Jeffrey Wettig

  8. Hank was a sailors sailor and the best yard boss HPYC ever had. Between him and John Lawlor, Heaven will lack for nothing.

  9. I didn’t know your dad George. But if you are an example of his parenting skills he was an excellent Dad. My sincerest condolences to you and your family at this sad time. Deborah.

    • Thank you Deborah, for your kind support now and daily at work in the preceding months. His was and remains a humbling example of how to live and care for others. I and my family appreciate your thoughts (p.s. i thought you werent going to email while on vacation! 😉 )

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