Gerald “Jerry” J. Collins was nothing other than exceptional. A Naval Veteran, son, husband, father, brother and grandfather. He was given a natural born gift that not many receive. He had a way of making you feel like family even when you didn’t know him. He had presence and was able light up a room like no other. He had the “gift of gab” as some may say. He was an essential part of his neighborhood of McLean Heights and took pride in seeing it flourish. There were so many wonderful and beautiful things that made him who he was and I know I can never do him real justice in words. He was the man of many hats, but his most beloved title was that of “Pa Booey”. He loved his grandchildren fiercely. There was never a time he wouldn’t bend over backwards to help his family. I can only hope that your donations will help preserve and prolong his legacy. Till we meet again Booey, you will forever be in our hearts. May God always bless you and hold you close.
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