James F. Collins, Jr.
James F. Collins, Jr., age 94, of Colorado Springs, died on Monday, September 17, 2012 in Colorado Springs. He was a retired Corporate Vice President of Johnson & Johnson, the worldwide healthcare corporation.
He was born on February 25, 1918 in Tacoma, Washington to James F. Collins and Janet Barton Collins. His two daughters, Janet Collins Prill and Marilynn Collins Miller; one son, Dr. Charles Patrick Collins; nine grandchildren and two great-grandsons survive him. His wife, Jean Partridge Collins preceded him in death in 2008.
Mr. Collins was a member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs, and a former ruling elder, and a former chairman of the board of trustees. His education included attending UCLA, graduation from Whittier College, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago, and graduate programs in business at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mr. Collins served in World War II as an Army Battalion Commander in the Southwest Pacific. In later years, he was a member of the Winter Night Club, the Garden of the Gods Club, the Executive Program Club of the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago, the American Chemical Society, the Military Officers Association, the Porsche Club of America, the Mercedes Benz Club of America, and a former long time member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs, 219 Bijou Street at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2012. The Reverend Dr. John H. Stevens will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Shrine of Remembrance, Veterans Honor Court.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs.