L. Wayne Collins, age 77, of Ridgefield, Connecticut passed away on October 16, 2016 in the comfort of his own home, surrounded by his wife and children. He was born on November 16, 1938 in Scottsville, New York to Freeman and Doris Murphy Collins. Wayne grew up in LeRoy, New York and graduated from LeRoy High School in 1956. He joined the Army that same year and served for 3 years. During his final year of service, he was stationed in Alaska and enjoyed playing baseball. He received an honorable discharge in 1959, achieving the rank of Specialist 4th Class. After serving in the Army, he attended Alfred University in Alfred, New York where he received an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science in 1963.
Wayne began his career with Xerox at the corporate headquarters in Rochester, New York and 29 years later retired as their Global Sites Manager in Stamford, Connecticut. Following his retirement in 1994, he started his own successful business, Collins Quarters.