Roger Fenton Collins

roger-collins-v1 of Leesburg, Va., passed on November 10, 2016, due to a severe stroke. He was born in April of 1936 in Washington, D.C. to Hugh Fenton and Gladys Nowitzky Collins. He is preceded in death by his parents and two daughters, Nora Elizabeth Mason and Jennifer Sarah Dolan. He is survived by his wife, Esther Koci Collins; his sister, Barbara Axline; two sons, Andrew Fenton Collins (Karen) and Justin F. Collins; five grandsons, Daniel and Michael Mason and Liam, Lucas, and Teddy Dolan; and two sons-in-law, Glenn Mason and Paul Dolan.  Roger graduated from McKinley High School in 1954 followed by a four-year enlistment in the Air Force. After being honorably discharged, Roger attended George Washington University and graduated with a Pharmacy Degree. Roger worked at Georgetown and Children’s Hospitals and other local pharmacies, retiring from the Safeway Pharmacy in Leesburg, Va., in 2006.  Roger will be remembered by family and friends for his great wit and his eager willingness to share his thoughts, opinions and entertaining stories, covering an amazing number of topics and often reflective of his own personal experiences. He had an avid interest in world religions, appreciating aspects of all, and gave many a discourse on any subject which had caught his interest. He greatly enjoyed travel and other cultures, appreciating diversity. He visited all fifty states, Asia, Europe, and Northern Africa. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 10, at 1:00 p.m. at the Leesburg Presbyterian Church, Leesburg, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for acts of kindness in his memory.

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