Charlotte A. Collins, 81, of Meadville passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at Meadville Medical Center.
She was born April 4, 1932, in Aliquippa, a daughter of the late James and Sara M. Shinn Collins.
She retired from Bronstein-Jeffries Professional Association in Harrisburg.
She was a member of Valley Baptist Church in Middletown and Calvary Baptist Church in Meadville. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, cooking, family events, reading and especially being a guardian angel to her Dachshunds that needed love.
She is survived by four sons, Frank P. DeLizio III and his wife, Nancy, of Tampa, Fla., Kerry L. DeLizio of Saegertown, David W. DeLizio of Middletown, and James M. DeLizio and his wife, Aimee, of Saegertown; six grandchildren, Ronald R. Harman, Christina L. Crum, Dara L. Bogovic, Brad A. DeLizio, Courtney S. DeLizio and Dominic M. DeLizio; three great-grandchildren, Lauren Leese, Madilyn Bogovic and Brian Bogovic Jr.; a sister, Corinne Kurlfink of Pittsburgh; a brother, James C. Collins and his wife, Nina, of Duncannon; and her former daughter-in-law, Candi R. DeLizio of Dover. She is further survived by nieces and nephews; cousins; and many, many close friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, David Collins, in 1960; and her beloved Dachshunds, Heidi, Oscar and Sweet-Pea.
Memorial services will be held at Valley Baptist Church in Middletown, with Pastor Jerry Cowan of the church officiating, and at Calvary Baptist Church, Meadville, with Pastor Doug Messerall officiating. Both services will be held at a date and time to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Dachshund Rescue North America, c/o Elieen Pratt, 1197 Allaire Loop, The Villages, Fla. 32163; Crystal Peace Youth Ranch, 19344 Innes Market Road, Bend, Ore. 97701; or to the Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah 84741-5000.
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Arrangements have been entrusted to Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home & Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville.