Thomas J. Collins Sr., 79 of Dupont and formerly of Norristown, passed away Wednesday May 11, 2022 at Highland Manor, Exeter.
Born in Philadelphia he was the son of the late Edward and Mary McShane Collins.
Thomas was a graduate of Northeast Catholic High School. Thomas along with his wife of 58 years, the former, Leona Nentwig, moved to Norristown where he was a long time employee of Sperry Univac.
He was 50 year member of Men of Malvern, was a leader for the Boy Scouts of America for 35 years, and was a certified trainer for the NRA. He enjoyed camping and fishing with his children and grandchildren. He was a lifelong Philadelphia Eagles fan and even had the privilege to work for the Eagles at the Linc.
In addition to his parents Thomas was preceded in death by his daughter, Tracy Collins; sisters, Marie Foley and Rosemarie Collins; brothers, Edward, John, and Donald Collins and nephew Edward Collins, Jr.
Along with Thomas’ wife Leona, he is survived by daughter, Donna “Dawn” and husband Robert Curtis, Dupont, and son, Thomas J. Collins, Jr. and wife Regina, Stowe, PA; grandchildren; Ryan and wife Kaleen, Mariah, Christian, and Eric Curtis, Sarah, Patrick, Bryan and wife Kaitlyn, and Samantha Collins; great- grandchildren; Cameron, Layla, Greysen and Hudsen; brother, Joseph and wife Diana Collins and sister Regina and husband Joseph Deininger.
The family will receive friends and relatives Wednesday, June 1, 2022 from 10am-11am in St. Helena Church, 1489 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422. A Memorial mass will be celebrated at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105-9959
Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, Pittston.