Edward Collins

February 5, 1957July 29, 2015
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Demaine Funeral Home

February 5, 1957 – July 29, 2015

Beloved husband of Jean Ann; devoted father of Brendan and William; cherished brother of Jane Richstein (Jonathan) and Robert Collins (Leanne Russell); and also survived by many additional extended family members and friends, passed away on July 29, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Edward Collins and Nancy Jane (Brady) Collins.

Ed was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up there and in Springfield, VA. He was a life member and past Chief and Vice-President of the Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department. For most of his professional life, Ed worked for the Fairfax County Government, most recently as an IT Manager with the Fairfax County Police Department.

Friends welcome for visitation on Tuesday, August 4, from 6-8 pm at Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 5, at 10am at the Church of the Nativity, in Burke, VA. Interment to follow at Fairfax Memorial Park. Friends welcome at gathering following interment at Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department Bingo Hall, 7011 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA 22150. The bingo hall is at the intersection of the Franconia-Springfield Parkway and Backlick Road. The entrance is at the south end of the building next to the largest part of the parking lot.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Ed's memory to the American Heart Association.

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