Obituary Of Mr. Isaac John Collins, Jr.
Mr. Isaac John Collins, Jr. also known to many as “Ike” and “Johnny”, age 84, of Millsboro, DE passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2023, surrounded by his loving family in the home where he was born.
He graduated from Millsboro High School in 1956 and went to work for Sun Oil Co. on tankers. Johnny worked his way up in the Engine Room to Chief Engineer and retired in 1993 after 38 years. During his career he traveled all over the world.
Johnny is predeceased by is parents Helen Jeannette Lingo Collins and Isaac John Collins.
He is survived by his high school sweetheart and loving wife of 64 years, Roberta Meyer Collins, and two sons, Isaac John Collins, III “Skip” and his wife Kim, and Robert J. Collins. He also leaves behind 4 grandchildren: Katie Lind (Christopher), Shelly Coon (Robert), Emily Miller (Jacob), and Jacob Collins as well as three great grandchildren: Carter Matthew Lind, Robby Maeve Miller and Isla Kate Coon expected in February. He is also survived by one sister Jan McIlvain (Marvin).
Johnny loved the beach, boating, fishing, hunting and family dinners. He and Roberta traveled in the U.S., Canada, Hawaii and Europe and also enjoyed many cruises. He was a lifelong member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.
The family wishes to thank Delaware Hospice (especially Josie), Together We Care Home Care (Ashley, Samantha, Heather, and Brandy) and Michelle for their daily loving care.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, DE 19966. A Memorial Mass will follow at 1:30 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 110 W. State St., Millsboro, DE 19966. Interment will follow in adjoining church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to St. Mark’s Memorial Fund, PO Box 422, Millsboro, DE 19966.
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St. Mark's Episcopal Memorial Fund
PO Box 422, Millsboro DE 19966