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Schuylkill County Obituaries

June Alice Collins, 93 – Mother to 11 Children

June Alice Collins, 93, of Pottsville accepted her Lord’s embrace on August 24, 2019.

June was born at home on June 9, 1926 in Palo Alto, Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Breininger Poticher, her father, Robert “Harry” Poticher, and sister, Marion Brigade Kominetz. June was the last surviving member of her family.

June graduated with the Class of 1944 from Pottsville High School.

June married the late Thomas Collins in 1946 and became a loving mother of 11 children. As a young mother, June helped with the care of her elderly neighbors.

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She was a volunteer at St. Patrick School Cafeteria and the Easter Seals.

Later in life, as a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church, she had a mission to serve God.

June enjoyed writing, including religious articles and poems. She took a keen interest in current events and offered her wisdom to those around her making her a great conversationalist. She had a great love for animals and a lively enthusiasm for horse racing.

She will be greatly missed and always remembered for her wit, dry sense of humor and unconditional love.

She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Melissa Kurtz and great-granddaughter Mikayla Zukosky.

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June is survived by her children, Lee Collins, James Collins, William Collins, Maureen Collins Salem, Marianne Collins Kurtz, Thomas Collins, Michael Collins, Martin Collins, Sara Collins Krammes, Teresa Collins Hauck, and Elizabeth Collins.

She is survived by 19 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, nieces and a nephew.

In lieu of flowers, June requested donations be made to the Trinity Episcopal Church.

A Religious Service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church in Pottsville on Thursday August 29th at 11 a.m. Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Thursday morning from 9-11 a.m. at the church. Interment will be held in the Charles Baber Cemetery in Pottsville.

In lieu of flowers, June requested a donation gift be provided to the Trinity Episcopal Church. The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home in Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements Please send condolences to

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