John  Collins
John Collins

October 24, 1950 - September 7, 2017
Born in Trenton, NJ
Resided in Trenton, NJ


John Collins, 66, of Trenton, NJ, passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 7, 2017, at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, NJ.

Born in Trenton, John was a lifelong area resident. He was an honorably discharged US Marine. After serving his country, John went on to become a Trenton Police Officer, having retired in 2011 after 35 years of service. Known as "Dr. Love" by many, his catch-phrase was "sweet, suave and debonair". He was a loving companion, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend who will be deeply missed. He was loved by all.

Predeceased by his mother, Mary Collins; his children, Richard, Michael and Deborah "Star" Collins; his grandmother, Phoebe Collins and his siblings, Arthur Collins, Phoebe Lauth and Phyllis Collins; he is survived by his lifelong companion, Sharon White; Valerie Collins; his children, Karen Tremblay, Joy Johnson, Melissa and Courtney Collins; his 13 grandchildren, Vincent, Branden, Sr., Quay, Bree, Gabby, Keith, Ethan, Dominick, Angeliz, AJ, Selena, Elaina and Angelica; his great-grandson, Branden, Jr.; his siblings, Michael Collins, Annie Lauth and Beatrice "Woodie" Joseph; his several nieces and nephews; his "daughter," Tina; his "granddaughter," Melissa; his "great-grandson," Dylan; his faithful companion, dog, Elsa and his granddogs, Ginger and Cognac.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017, from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ. Family Remembrances will be shared at 4:00 p.m.

Cremation will be private.

The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made in John's memory to The American Heart Association by visiting In Memory Of at



Saul Colonial Home
3795 Nottingham Way
Hamilton Square, NJ US 08690
September 16, 2017
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Family Remembrances
Saul Colonial Home
3795 Nottingham Way
Hamilton Square, NJ US 08690
September 16, 2017
4:00 PM

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