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Thursday, January 2, 2014


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Funeral Services for John Collins To Be Held Tomorrow


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Services for John Collins, who died Dec. 26 at the age of 77, will be held tomorrow at 1.30 p.m. at Our Lady Queen of Angels in Newport Beach.

The church is located at 2046 Mar Vista Dr. in Newport Beach.

Collins, who had battled cancer in recent years, retired in 2008 from the law firm now known as Collins Collins Muir & Stewart, but continued his involvement in civic and State Bar affairs, serving as vice chair, and then chair, of the State Bar Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation until last year. He was a former president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, former member of the State Bar Board of Governors, and former member of the Judicial Council of California.

Collins is survived by his wife, Patricia L. Collins; daughters Lauren Patricia Collins, Cynthia Ann Lilly and Pamela Marie Birmingham; and sons William S. Collins, James H. Collins, Robert J. Collins, and John Collins Jr.

Daughter Andrea Collins died of cancer in 2003.


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