Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc.

312 East Locust Street, Clearfield, PA


John "Jack" J. Collins

December 18, 1928May 18, 2020

John J. “Jack” Collins, 91, formerly of Clearfield and currently of Monroeville, passed away Monday, May 18, 2020 at Allegheny Place Senior Living, Penn Hills.

Mr. Collins was born December 18, 1928 in Clearfield, the son of John J. and Grace (Lumadue) Collins.

He retired from Kroger and then had owned and operated Shop N Save in Barnesboro.

Mr. Collins was Catholic by Faith.

He was a United States Marine Corps veteran having served during the Korean Conflict.

John is survived by his wife, Laura Bernice (Shaw) Collins, having been married for 67 years, three sons; John Mark Collins and his wife Darlene of Richmond, VA, Gregory Kevin Collins and his wife Michele of Greensburg and Philip Collins and his wife Dianna of Plum Boro, four grandchildren; Christine (Dave Houston), Lauren (Ryan Sloan), Nick and Tyler (Maggie) and seven great grandchildren; Payton, Brennen, Troy, Emily, Adalyn, Heath and Arley.

He was the last member of his generation having been preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Ann Zemka.

Private funeral services will be held at the Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc. of Clearfield with Father Brandon M. Kleckner officiating. Military Honors will be accorded at the funeral home by the Clearfield Honor Guard. Interment will be in Crown Crest Memorial Park.

To send online tributes go to www.bennettandhouser.com or www.mem.com


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    Thursday, May 21, 2020


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Kelly Vanderburgh

May 20, 2020

Such great memories of Jack. He always made me smile. I'll never forget when Jack, Bernice and my Mom & Dad made a special trip to Texas. We had so much fun! He will be missed by all who knew him. Sending Prayers and well wishes to all the Collin's family. Wish we could be there to celebrate his life with you.


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