Cumberland—George Henry “Pork Chop” Collins, 72, of Cumberland passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at the Allegany Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Cumberland, MD on February 28, 1945, he was the son of the late Russell Johnson and Mary Irene (Heinling) Collins. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Dot (Brown) Collins; two brothers, Jimmy Collins and wife Karen, and Ronald Collins and wife Winnie; two sisters, Betty Kesner and husband Bill, and June Murphy and husband Kenneth “Merica””; brother-in-law, Richard Long and sister-in-law, Ianes Collins.
George worked for the County Road Department until he retired. He was an active member of the Bethel Church of the Nazarene. George enjoyed taking walks, following NASCAR Races, and going to Charlestown Horse Racing track.
George is survived by his sister, Wilma M. Long, Cumberland; brother, Marvin Collins, Cumberland; and God-children, Erika (Collins) Munson and husband Justin, and Candace Collins and significant other, Ben. He was also survived by a nephew, Braden Brown that he and his wife had babysat during his younger years; along with several more nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Avenue, Cumberland on Saturday, November 25, 2017, from 1-4 P.M.
Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at 2 P.M. with Rev. David Dayhoff officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Hermon Cemetery.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at the Allegany Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the wonderful care they gave George while he was a resident.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor George’s memory may do so by making contributions to the Animal Welfare Society, 33 Queen St, Cumberland, MD 21502.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.ScarpelliFH.com