Robert Collis
April 25, 1952 - May 11, 2019
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Massapequa Funeral Home, South Chapel
4980 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
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Friday 5/17, 7:00 pm
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St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church
2 Bayview Ave.
Massapequa, New York 11758
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Saturday 5/18, 9:00 am
Massapequa Funeral Home, North Chapel
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Massapequa Park, NY 11762
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Saturday 5/18

Captain Robert Edward CollisLongboat Key, FloridaLife is a journey, not a destination. Those were words that Rob lived by. The 67-year journey of our beloved Poppy, Dad, Husband, Brother, Cousin and Dear Friend began on April 25th 1952 and ended peacefully on May 11, 2019.Rob is survived by his wife of 45 years, Nora, his…

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Terry Hudson left a message on June 12, 2019:
I had the pleasure of meeting Rob through his dear wife’s cousin. From the day we met, the thing that stood out the most, along with his great wit, was the sparkle in his eyes when he was with his lovely Nora.
Mary Beth Stevenson Molloy left a message on May 20, 2019:
For Nora and the beautiful family Bob left behind. I am so sorry and sad to learn of your tremendous loss. Our lives have intersected at so many points and it has always been joyous to know you and Bob. I am praying for you may Rob RIP.
Brian OBeirne left a message on May 17, 2019:
I was privileged to have Bob as one of my Lieutenants in Engine 317. He was an exceptional addition to the Sleepless Knights, an excellent officer, and a great guy who always a pleasure to be around. Nora, Trisha and I extend our sincerest condolences to you and your family, Bobby will be never forgotten and greatly missed.
Barbara Otremba left a message on May 17, 2019:
Dear Rob, You were taken way too soon but I can imagine the party going on in heaven. One of my fondest memory is how much you cared for others. A few days before my bypass surgery, you called to tell me it was no big deal & not too worry. A few days after, you called again to apologize for not telling me the truth. But Rob you were right, it wasn't that bad at all. You are loved & missed greatly. One day, all the cousins will be partying again on the other side.
Cathy Jarvis left a message on May 17, 2019:
My recent memory of Rob is with Nora on the dance floor at Lido. I will never forget the love and admiration in his eyes for his precious wife Nora!
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Phil DeLuca left a message on May 17, 2019:
Worked together with Bobby for 6 years at "The Sleepless Knights". Whenever I came in and saw I was working with you Bobby I would immediately have a smile on my face. Now I have tears in my eye. Rest in peace Brother.
Ed Owens left a message on May 16, 2019:
I had the privilege of working with Bob while I was in L162 and he was in E304. He was a great officer and friend. You will be missed Bob
stephen mundinger left a message on May 15, 2019:
Capt Colis had great knowledge to share every tour he worked Great sense of humor R.I.P. glad our paths crossed in L 162 E -304Another hero in the big sky FDNY God bless
Darryl & Susan Binder left a message on May 15, 2019:
Spanish Main will never be the same without you . One of our candles just went out. You will be greatly missed .
Dave Aslan left a message on May 15, 2019:
Though our paths never crossed at Lincoln Ave, I arriving there about 10 yrs after you left, who would have thought that we would meet some 10 yrs after that by unknowingly moving into the same community as you in Florida—Spanish Main. Small world Brother! I miss you already. Please keep an eye on me from where you are, as you did when you were here, until we meet again.
ROSE POLIS left a message on May 14, 2019:
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I pray that God keeps you all in the palms of HIS hands during this time of sadness. You are in my prayers.
Augustine "Gus" Sasso left a message on May 14, 2019:
Rob, words can never express how much you will be missed! I loved your smile and sense of humor; and all the days we spent as kids on Midgie Lane long before you and my first cousin Nora were an item. You were always very generous and always shared all your water sport toys, had great family gathering party's and all the times we played pinochle with my dad and Vinny..... the list goes on and on. You weren't just a "cousin in law, you were a true cousin, a family member! I will forever cherish all the good times we have spent as family members! Farewell cousin Robert and Rest in Peace, for you are one of a kind and can never be replaced! God Speed Brother, I'll see you again in Paradise!
Roz gorman left a message on May 13, 2019:
So sorry for your loss thinking of you all.
Ted Wienclaw left a message on May 13, 2019:
Worked with Bob on Lincoln ave, a great fireman, friend and brother. He was one of the funniest man in the firehouse, a tremendous wit. He will be truly missed.My condolences to his family.Rest In Peace
John Rogan left a message on May 12, 2019:
Bob, has such a great wit about him. He made me laugh when we worked together as the Captain of Eng 304. My wife always knew when I worked with him. I came home in a good mood. I will miss him a great deal. RIP Bob. ✝️
Dan Conlisk left a message on May 12, 2019:
Bobby ,a great guy who could always make you laugh. Worked with him when he was a lieutenant in E 317. Always took care of the men, dependable, knowledgable and was a great fire officer. I will certainly miss him!
Pete campbell left a message on May 12, 2019:
Bob was a good friend, great fire officer for the fdny and very funny guy hence his nick name Crazy Collis. Bob will be missed by all who knew and worked with him. R I P brother. You can now the FDNY in heaven unit, I believe there a a couple of guys you know up there
Massapequa Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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