Rev. Nelson Foster Collar
Rev. Nelson Foster Collar, 82, of Philipsburg, died Thursday, May 18, 2017, at his residence.
Born May 19, 1934, in Brady Township, Lycoming Co, Pa, he was a son of the late Lenny Collar and Margaret Leola Elizabeth “Maggy” Haines.
In addition to his vocation and service to the Lord as an ordained minister, he had been employed as a church school bus driver in Florida and as a cook for the Arena Restaurant formerly located within the Harbor Inn, Philipsburg.
Nelson is survived by two daughters, Barbara Henderson, of Orlando, Florida and Wanda Martin, of Clearfield; five sons: Nelson R. Collar and his wife, Carol, of Hawthorne, Fla., Raymond Collar and his wife, Juanita, of Orlando, Sam Collar, of Winber, Chester Collar, of Ocean Springs, Mississippi and Timothy Collar, of Orlando; one brother, Peter “Pete” R. Collar and his wife, June, of Parsons, West Virginia; and he is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Nelson was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Michael and Mark Collar; six sisters and five brothers.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at 4:00 pm at the Senior Center, located within the Philipsburg Towers, 300 N. Front Street, Philipsburg.
The funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, 719 E. Spruce Street, Philipsburg.