Winthrop Rowley Collins, 86, Of Stamford, Retired Pitney Bowes Employee

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STAMFORD, Conn. - Winthrop Rowley “Bim” Collins, a 59 year resident of Stamford, died May 4. He was 86.

Collins was born March 23, 1928, in Syracuse, N.Y., to Oscar Ernest and Faye Rowley Collins. He graduated from Fitchburg High School in Fitchburg, Mass., in 1946. He immediately entered the service, serving as a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force from 1946 to 1949. He then attended the University of Rhode Island utilizing the GI bill, and graduated in 1953 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

He worked for Pitney Bowes of Stamford for 35 years as a tax manager, retiring in 1990, and also served as volunteer treasurer of the Pitney Bowes Golden Oldies Retiree Club.

Collins is survived by his wife, Catherine Evanchik Collins of Stamford; daughters, Deborah Collins (Louis) Silverman of Calif., Janice Collins (James) Immerman of Mass.; five grandchildren; sister, Joyce Lombardi (Raymond); cousin, Richard Collins; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31 at the First United Methodist Church, 42 Cross Road, Stamford. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Collins’ memory to either the First United Methodist Church, 42 Cross Road, Stamford or St. Mary’s Holy Assumption Russian Orthodox Church, 141 Den Road, Stamford.

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