O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

John Collingwood Sr.

Mr. John Paul E. Collingwood Sr., age 32, of Central Avenue, Salamanca, New York died Friday morning, September 23, 2011 as a result of an industrial accident in Freedom, NY.

Born on December 15, 1978 in Gowanda, NY he was the son of Edward & Rose Schauman Collingwood, of Little Valley, New York who survive. He was married on February 17, 2001 to the former Kathleen Reed who survives.

Mr. Collingwood was a graduate of Little Valley Central High School.

He was employed by LaFarge, North American Inc. in Freedom, NY for the past 10 years.

Mr. Collingwood was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers. He enjoyed, camping, fishing, hunting, canoeing, and spending time with his family.

Surviving besides his wife and parents are: 5 children, Kierstin Maxon, Little Valley, NY, Anna Collingwood, John Collingwood Jr., both of Salamanca, New York, Emma Timblin, Jamestown, NY, Alicia Timblin, Salamanca, NY; a sister, Amy (Kevin) Edel and their 3 children, Kevin Jr., Erica, & Cheyanna, all of Milaca, MN; several other nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Monday from 4-7 P.M. at the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY.

Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday afternoon at 1 P.M. with Pastor W. Mike Trenchard, officiating.

Burial will be in Little Valley Rural Cemetery, Little Valley, NY.

E-condolences can be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com, or posted to facebook.com/onofh.