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Joshua D. Collins

February 5, 1982 - October 8, 2020

Joshua D. Collins, age 38, of Earleville, MD, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2020. 

Born in Newark, DE on February 5, 1982, he was a son of Glynn B. and Kathleen A. (Cook) Collins. Joshua earned his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Networking from Wilmington University and was working towards receiving his Master’s Degree. He worked as an IT Network Technician at Sobieski Services in Newark. 

Joshua was kind-hearted, empathetic, loyal and always saw the good in people in every situation. He also made sure he told his loved ones every chance he had that he loved them. Joshua loved watching baseball and football, especially his favorite teams the Philadelphia Phillies and Miami Dolphins. He enjoyed relaxing on the beach and loved being out in the water on his boat. In his spare time, he also loved riding his motorcycle and enjoyed working on, figuring out and rebuilding computers. Most of all, Joshua enjoyed spending quality time with his family. 

Joshua is survived by his children, Jordan Ulmer and Mason Collins; fiancé, Diane Ogden; parents, Glynn B. Collins (fiancé, Margaret Ehmer) and Kathleen A. Collins (fiancé, Jeffrey Chadick); siblings, Shannon Collins of Clayton, Elizabeth Duchene (Ryan) of Bear, Kenny Ehmer of Los Angeles, CA, Timmy Merlino of Delaware City, Brandon Chadick (Bekah) of North East, MD and Brittany Chadick (Tyler) of Chestertown, MD, David and Corrine Ogden; nieces and nephews, Kaia, Kayla, Lilly, Maggie, Zane, McKinley, Grayson and Theodore; grandfather, Donald Cook; and future mother-and-father-in-law, Jenn and Michael Sadler. 

A funeral mass will be held at 11 am on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R.C. Church, 345 Bear Christiana Road, Bear, DE 19701. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joshua’s memory to Voices of Hope, Inc., 224 E. Main Street, Elkton, MD 21921.

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9 Guestbook messages for Joshua D. Collins

  • You will be missed

  • I am so sorry for you and your family Liz. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Coleen

  • Dear Kathy, Shannon, Glynn and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I pray that God will give you consolation in your many memories.
    Love, Nancy and son Andrew

  • My Deepest Condolences to Kathy and the Family
    Love you
    sharon & Steve Ruffin

  • May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead.
    Sobieski Team hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.

    My most sincere condolences.

  • Kathy, Glynn, Shannon my heart aches for you & your extended Family. I can’t even describe it. I offer my prayers and the love of God to help you, his fiancee, Diane, and kids with the loss of Josh. You know, KC, all of us, your BCBSDE fam remembers the times before Josh even arrived on earth. God Bless his soul. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers & I send my most heartfelt condolences.

  • Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Josh was an extremely kind soul that was taken from everyone much too soon. He took great pride in helping others at work.

  • Dear Kathy and family, There are no right words to erase the pain you feel, but please know I am thinking of you and keeping you and your family close in thoughts and prayers. They say that those we love do not go away, but walk beside us everyday.
    Blessings,
    Sue Godwin (Harpers Ferry)

  • Sending lots of love and prayers to the family. May God give you the strength and blessings through this difficult time. Josh you will be missed. ❤