Larry Collins
Larry Collins
Larry Collins

Obituary of Larry Collins

Lawrence J. ''Larry'' Collins Dundee/Himrod: Lawrence James ''Larry'' Collins, age 79, of Dundee, NY died Sunday September 13, 2020 at Strong Memorial Hospital, in Rochester, N.Y. There will be no prior calling hours. A graveside service with Fireman Honor's will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday Sept. 18, 2020 in Grove Mount Cemetery, Penn Yan-Himrod Rd., Himrod, NY, with Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating; with a reception following. Memorial contributions may be made to Dresden Fire Dept. c/o EMS P.O. Box 156, Dresden, N.Y. 14441. Lawrence was born Oct. 31, 1940 in Binghamton, NY, the son of the late Robert James and Velma Leola {Harrison} Collins. He graduated from Chenango Valley High School, and went on to receive his degree in Fire Prevention form Oklahoma State University. He was the owner and operator of Alamo Ambulance from 1964-1967. On Sept. 2, 1967 in Hillcrest, NY he married the former Mary E. Garringer. They have lived locally since 1994, previously of Horseheads, NY. Mr. Collins worked for Erway Ambulance in Chemung County before becoming a Respiratory Therapist; starting that career in Buffalo, then Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls, followed by St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, before accepting a position at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Penn Yan where he retired from in 2017. "Larry" was the EMS Captain and member of the Dresden Fire Dept., and a former member of the Himrod Fire Dept. In his spare time, he enjoyed model trains, reading, and was a sports trivia and statistic expert. He is loved and will be missed by his wife of 53 years Mary E. Collins at home, a daughter Kristen M. (George) Jamison of Big Flats, NY; 3 sons Patrick J. (Shelly) Collins of Prattsburgh, NY, Robert F. (Gena Kasperkoski) Collins of Piffard, NY, John P. Collins at home; 4 grandchildren; 1great granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews, and in laws. He was predeceased by a grandson Thomas A. Dietterick on Dec. 19, 2011. Arrangements are entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting
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Graveside Service

3:00 pm
Friday, September 18, 2020
Grove Mount Cemetery
Penn Yan-Himrod Rd.
Himrod, New York, United States


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