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COLLINS, Thomas P.

COLLINS - Thomas P. Age 19, of Grand Island, unexpectedly March 24, 2011. Beloved son of Darlene L. (nee Socko) (Donald) Hoover of Grand Island and Thomas R. Collins III of Niagara Falls; beloved brother of Delene (Robert) Kendrick of Great Falls, MT and Renee Collins (David) of Brockport; step-brother of Benjamin R. and Justin D. Hoover; grandson of James and SueAnn Socko of Grand Island, Thomas R. (Betta) Collins, Jr. of Arizona, and Ralph D. Hoover of Grand Island; uncle to Cassidy Kendrick; also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; predeceased by grandmothers Joan Collins and Jean Hoover and uncle James Socko. Tommy was an amazing bass guitarist, writer and poet. The family will be present to receive friends Sunday 2-5 PM at the KAISER FUNERAL HOME, 1950 Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island, where funeral services will immediately follow at 5 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Tommy's name online at or sent to Music is Art, 121 Humboldt Pkwy., Buffalo, NY 14214.

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