In Memoriam

William Tyler Collins
October 10, 2014

Obituary & Life History

Biography of William Tyler Collins (Bill)

Bill passed away in Zephyrhills, Florida at the age of 71 years old on Friday, October 10th, 2014

He was born in Bellows Falls, Vermont.  He was predeceased by both his parents and survived by his sister Caroline and his two-step brothers, Max and Tyler and their families.

He graduated from Clarke School for the Deaf in 1961 and Williston Academy in 1965.  He also graduated from Gallaudet University in 1970 with a major in History Studies.  Later he took Theater Arts courses at Gallaudet University and also at California State University.  Later he was involved with National Theater of the Deaf and he was a scriptwriter and director at Minnesota Deaf Theater.  Then he moved on to Tampa and did some work on a deaf Theater, which ran out of funds.  From there he was an ASL Instructor for several years.  He also traveled around the Europe and Asia and had wonderful stories to tell us about his adventures.  His hobbies were Reading novels, Sports, Technology and keeping up with ASL Lit and History.

He loved us all and we will miss our video chats with each other.  His friendship was genuine!

Now he is resting in Peace!

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