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George Patrick Collins

Published September 29,2014

Obituary's Biography:

George Patrick “Pat” Collins of Grayslake, 74, died September 27 with family by his side. He was born September 13, 1940, in Evanston the son of the late George P. Collins and Ruth (nee: Mau) Collins. Pat leaves his loving wife of 48 years, Judith (nee: Graham), five beloved children Robert (Michelle), Kenneth, Margaret (Patrick) Hynes, John, and Daniel (Monty), proud grandpa of Zoe and Paige Collins, Sophie, Rita, and Bridget Hynes, and the brother of Frank (Judith), James (Joan), and the late Mary (Dan) Miller. He was a graduate of the American Academy of Art. Pat formed his own advertising agency, Collins Advertising Art, and often told his children he never had to go to work because he was going to “fun”, by doing what he loved each day. When he retired, he was able to spend his days as a watercolor artist. His personally designed Christmas cards were eagerly awaited each year by friends and family, many of whom framed them to display in their homes. A visitation is scheduled for Saturday November 1, 2014 from 12:00pm until 4:00pm with a celebration of life commencing at 4:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL. For more information please log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.