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James Collins

James Gregory Collins

Saturday, February 11th, 1939 - Saturday, January 5th, 2019
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It is with great sadness that the family of James Gregory Collins announces his sudden passing on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the age of 79.

Jim was born in La Porte, Indiana on February 11, 1939 and was a 1961 graduate of Notre Dame University with degrees in both Mathematics and Civil Engineering. He was a retired U.S. Army Captain. He had over 40 years of expertise as a civil, marine, and environmental engineer. He held numerous patents with recognitions and awards for inventing, designing, and building special "one of a kind" construction equipment. The highlight of his career was dredging the rivers to clean up the destruction left from the volcanic eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980.

Jim was a loving husband, and a hard working, problem-solving, honorable man and dad. He was a devout Catholic, a great golfer with a witty sense of humor and a die hard, loyal fan of the “Fighting Irish”.
Jim will be lovingly remembered by his wife Judy, his sister, Mary (Mike) Smith and his daughters; Kathleen (Brian) Doud, Andrea (David) Soule, and Jennifer (Mark) Roller by his first wife, Barbra. He will be forever remembered and loved by his grandchildren (Kaitlin, Collin James, Dakota, Logan and Luke), great-grandchildren (Emma and Emmett), niece (Evelyn) and nephews (Steven, Andrew and Thomas), stepson and stepdaughter (David Self and Elizabeth Gore), grandchildren (Michael and Jack Gore) and dear friends.

A mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 3780 S. Hwy A1A, Melbourne Beach, Florida on Friday, January 11th at 1:00 pm.

Memorial donations in memory of Jim can be made to Notre Dame University giving.nd.edu.
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    Friday, January 11th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 11th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
    Address
    3780 South Highway A1A
    MELBOURNE BEACH, FL 32951
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