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Mark Edward Collins, 50

December 07, 2009

JULY 27, 1959-

KEEDYSVILLE - Mark Edward Collins, 50, of Keedysville, Md., succumbed to cancer surrounded by his family at his home.

Born July 27, 1959, he was the son of Naureen P. Murphy Collins and the late Edward W. Collins of Mechanicsville, Md.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his niece, Amy Collins; and his grandchild, Timothy Mattingly.

Mark was born in North Hampton, England, and came to the states in 1961.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Margaret R.; daughters, Andria K. and her husband, Jason Deaderick, of Chaptico, Md., and Desiree M. Mattingly and friend, Josh Deaderick, of Hollywood, Md.; sons, Wesley J. of Boonsboro, Md., and Rossington P. of Keedysville; brother, Timothy P. Collins and his wife, Cindy, of Huntingtown, Md.; grandchildren, William, Daniel, Cassi, Brittany, Kylie, Liana and Tommy; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

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Mark was employed with Danac Real Estate with 29 years of service.

He graduated from Chopticon High School in 1977.

Mark was a coach for Sharpsburg Little League from 1996 to 2001, ending the season as the coach for the All Stars. He loved riding his Harley, was an avid Republican and a devoted family man. He is truly missed by his family and friends.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

A celebration of life service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, P.A., 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to FMH Cancer Fund, 400 W. 7th St., Frederick, MD 21701.

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

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