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Ronald B. Collins, 68

February 14, 2009

Ronald B. Collins, 68



JUNE 17, 1940-FEB. 12, 2009

SHARPSBURG - Ronald B. Collins, 68, of Burnside Bridge Road, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at his home surrounded by family.

Born June 17, 1940, in Washington, D.C., Ronald was the son of the late John Milton and Josephine Blakely Collins.

He had been employed for 35 years as a federal protective officer by the Internal Revenue Service, retiring in December 2005.

Ronald is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sonia Greenspan Collins; two daughters, Doreen Mellott of Clear Spring, Md., and Shireen Collins of Boston, Mass.; one son, Shawn Collins of Albany, N.Y. and Versailles, Ky.; one stepson, Brett Jones of Costa Rica; two sisters, Diana Miller of Clarksville, Md., and Josephine Lewis of Frederick, Md.; one brother, Milton Collins of San Diego, Calif.; and five grandchildren, Ryan Collins of Sharpsburg, Emma Collins and Katherine Collins, both of Albany, and Adam Mellott and Kristen Mellott, both of Clear Spring.

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Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Canon John Milton Collins, a retired Navy chaplain, will officiate.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Arrangements are by Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, Boonsboro.

Online condolences may be made at www.baststaufferfuneralhome.com.

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