Stoneham, Maine-----Leland W. Collins, 87, of 93 Birch Avenue and formerly of Meredith, NH died at Stephens Memorial Hospital, Norway, ME on Saturday, October 21, 2006. Mr. Collins was the widower of Marjorie (Smith) Collins, who died in 1993.
Mr. Collins was born September 15, 1919 in York, Maine, the son of Wendell F. and Delia (Stewart) Collins.
Mr. Collins served in the U. S. Army during WWII.
Mr. Collins was principal at Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith from 1964--1978.
Mr. Collins was a member and former President of the NH Industrial Arts Teachers Association; a member of the NHIAA Athletic Council, a member of the NHEA and NEA, a member and past president of the N. H. Association of Secondary School Principals and a member and past president of the N.H. Joint Educational Council.
Mr. Collins was a member of the American Legion Post #33 and was Commander from 1951-1953, Vice District Commander from 1953-1954 and District Commander in 1955. He was Superintendent of the Congregational Sunday School from 1952-1956 and was a former moderator and treasurer of the Church. In 1955, Mr. Collins was a Cub Scoutmaster. He was a member and past president of the Meredith Rotary Club, a member of the N.H. Veterans Association and Past Master of the Chocorua Lodge, Meredith, NH. He was also Past President of the Fedhaven Residence Association in Fedhaven, FL.
Survivors include two sons, John A. Collins of Stoneham, ME and Lee W. Collins of Barton, VT.; four grandchildren, Michael Collins, Michelle Collins, Lee Collins, Jr. and Paul Collins; five great grandchildren; two sisters, Katherine Day of Florida and Margaret Reeves of Penacook, NH and one nephew.
Calling Hours will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 from 4:00-8:00PM at the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH. using the Carriage House entrance.
A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, October 27, 2006 at 1:00pm at the family lot in North Newport Cemetery, Oak Street, North Newport, NH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Manchester, NH Office, 249 Canal St., Manchester, NH 03101 or to the Stoneham Rescue Squad, PO Box 42, Stoneham, ME 04231.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.