[Editor's note: The following obituary was provided by Lesko & Polke Funeral Home.]
Collins – David Lee Collins, age 56, of Fairfield, passed away on February 17, 2013. He was the dedicated and loving father of Sarah and Andrew Collins, of Fairfield. David will also be remembered by his former wife, Beth Overly Collins, of Fairfield; one cousin, Steve Collins, of Canada; and the many friends he had come to know throughout his life. He was predeceased by his parents, Leo and Betty Barden Collins.
Raised in LaPorte, IN, David resided in Wheaton and Glen Ellyn, Ill. before moving to Fairfield in 1984. He was a graduate of Purdue University's Business Program, where he also earned his private pilot license. David worked for Andersen Consulting and Metro North Rail Road until choosing to stay home to care for his children.
A longtime volunteer for the Mill River Lab and Junior Great Books programs, David enjoyed helping his children and others. He liked to share his interests in the outdoors, fishing, astronomy, and choir singing. Traveling to China with his daughter and carving pumpkins for Halloween with his son are cherished memories. David also served as a deacon for his church, United Congregational Church.
Calling hours will be held on Friday from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center. His funeral service will be celebrate on Saturday at 11 a.m. in United Congregational Church, Bridgeport with Reverend Sara Smith, Esq. officiating. His interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to: The Norma F. Pfriem Urban Outreach Initiatives, Inc. c/o: UCC, 877 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604.
To order flowers online, travel directions, or to sign his guest register, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com