James "Jim" J. Collinson

Born: Sun., Feb. 11, 1934
Died: Sat., Aug. 8, 2015


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sun., Aug. 16, 2015
Location: Guss Funeral Home, Inc.

Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Sun., Aug. 16, 2015
Location: Guss Funeral Home, Inc.

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     James J. "Jim" Collinson, 81, of Port Royal, formerly of Jackson, N.J., passed away at 6:25 p.m. at his home in the presence of his loved ones on Saturday, August 8, 2015.

     Born Feb. 11, 1934, in Orange, NJ, he was a son of the late Julian F. and Florence (Pfister) Collinson.

     He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather and is survived by his wife, Nancy (Werner) Collinson, whom he married July 17, 1954; four children, Jeffrey Collinson and wife, Michele, of Port Royal, Paula Carter and husband, Bob, of Galloway, N.J., Wayne Collinson and wife, Patty, of Cape May Court House, N.J., and Susan Grant and husband, Joe, of Mifflintown; eight grandchildren, Jason, Brad, Beth, Jimmy, Sherry, Bonnie, Nicole, and Ashley;  and three siblings, Barbara Faas and husband, Tom, of Deltona, Fla., Frederick Collinson, and wife, Carol, of Dover, N.J., and Linda Kopinsky and husband, John, of Livingston, N.J.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Judy Collinson.

     He was a plant manager who worked in the insulated glass manufacturing industry.

     He was a member of the Mifflintown Rotary Club.

     Jim enjoyed music, raising horses, woodworking, hunting, and especially spending time with his family.

     A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 16, at Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third Street, Mifflintown with Mr. Mark Partner, officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home on Sunday.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., 150 Monument Road, suite 100, Balacynwd, PA 09004.

     Condolences may be left at www.gussfh.com.

Charitable donations may be made in James "Jim"'s memory to the following organization:

American Diabetes Assoc.
150 Monument Road, Suite 100, Balacynwd, PA 09004

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Ruth Hower
   Posted Mon August 10, 2015
My sincerest condolences to all the Collinson family. When Chromalloy opened their plant in Lewistown during the 80's, I applied for work there. As Plant Manager, Jim hired me as secretary, and later also hired my daughter to work in the Lens Department. Jim was a great boss, respected by all the employees. We were all saddened by the changes made under new ownership. I know he will be deeply missed by all of you. I just wanted you to know he was one of the nicest people I ever worked for. May God rest his soul.

Larry and Gayle Arbogast
   Posted Tue August 11, 2015
To Nancy, Susan, Joe and the Collinson family, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are honored to have known Jim and considered him a friend to all. May you find God's comfort and peace in the coming days, weeks, months and years. I know how much you loved him and will miss him.

Stan Werner
   Posted Tue August 11, 2015
Aunt Nancy I wanted to say. I'm going to miss Uncle Jim. He was a great man and Uncle. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. . . Stan and Lawilla Werner

Ann Marie (Truskolaski) Martin
   Posted Tue August 11, 2015
I was sorry to hear about the passing of Jim. What a wonderful man he was to everyone who knew him! I feel privileged to have known him and his great family.

Ron & Denise Meyer
   Posted Thu August 13, 2015
Dear Nancy and all the Collinson family,
It was with great sadness that we learned of Jim's passing. Denise and I were remembering him with the cigars and Mark @ Greywill (Barney Miller), and the bottle of Sambucca he gave to Denise on our wedding! He had quite a sense of humor! It was always a pleasure to be in his company.
Please accept our heartfelt prayers and condolences, we hope that in a small way they help through these trying times.

Kim & Bob Geis
   Posted Thu August 13, 2015
Paula & Bob and the Collinson family, So sorry for your loss. It is not easy losing a loved one. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.