Born January 13, 1930, was welcomed into the arms of our Lord on Feb 10, 2019. Flo was born in Washington, DC and moved to Hyattsville, MD in 1941. She graduated from Hyattsville High School in 1947. She was married to Thomas P. Collins in July of 1947 and lived in Beltsville, MD for 40 years. She retired in 1986 from The American Postal Workers Union Health Plan and moved to Ocean City, MD in 1987.
Flo remained very active with her beloved family, church, fire service, and community. She was a devout member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Beltsville, MD and Sound United Methodist Church in Selbyville, Delaware and was a past president of the United Methodist Women. She was a Den Mother with the Cub Scouts for 11 years, active with the Boy Scouts, PTA, and an active member of the Civil Air Patrol. Flo was a Life Member of the Beltsville VFD Company 31 and Laurel VFD Company 10 Ladies Auxiliaries, the MSFA Ladies Auxiliary Convention Chair, Past President of the Maryland Fire Chiefs Association Ladies Auxiliary, and Past President of the Prince Georges County Fire and Rescue Association Ladies Auxiliary. She was also inducted into the Hall of Fame for the MFSA, and the Prince Georges County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association, and a 2012 Honey Award recipient for her many endeavors.
Flo is survived by her beloved husband of 71 years, Thomas P. Collins, and sons Wayne G. Collins and Kerry P. Collins (and wife, Starla). She was preceded in death by her parents Anna L. and Wilbur I. Snyder, her son Steven J. Collins, her brothers Elmer E. Clark and Robert A. Snyder, and sisters Doris M. Hughes, June A. McCreary, Betty L. Huffer, and Wilma I. Patterson-Herold. She is also cherished by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Donations may be made in memory of Flo Collins to:
Sound United Methodist Church: 35131 Lighthouse Road, Selbyville, DE 19975 302-436-4011
Coastal Hospice and Palliative Care: 2604 Old Ocean City Road Salisbury, MD 21804 410-742-8732
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation: PO Drawer 498 Emmitsburg, MD 21727 www.firehero.org