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Richard Michael 'Dick' Collins

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Richard Michael Collins, 79, of Temecula, CA passed away on April 2nd, 2014. He was born on January 6th in Los Angeles. He graduated from Mark Keppel High School and Mt. San Antonio Junior College. While in college he played football, ran on the track team and his great love of golf began. Over the course of his life, he excelled in what he did best: being a wonderful and loving father, a faithful and caring husband and a masterful chef. He also lived his life playing on golf courses all around the world and was an accomplished and avid fisherman with annual salmon fishing trips in Alaska. He started and ran over 20 restaurants in his lifetime and was a great provider for his family. He had an amazing work ethic but also knew how to enjoy the little things in life. He loved watching sports of all kinds, constantly supporting the USC Trojans, San Diego Chargers, Lakers, and Dodgers. He also loved his pets Millie and Punch. Richard, “Dick”, was survived by the love of his life and wife of 33 years, Roses Collins. He is also survived by his children: son, Dr. Rod Collins, daughter, Wendy Collins-Farrugia; stepdaughter, Cathy Rainey and stepson, Steve Weidinger. Richard also had 9 grandchildren and one great granddaughter who loved him dearly. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 11th at 11 am at England Family Mortuary in Temecula.

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  1. Death leaves a heartache no one can Heal, Love leaves a memory no one can Steal. … from an Irish Grave Stone … …….. I was so honored to know Dick and be able to share a part of my life with him. He was such a delight… classy, great golfer, charming, loyal friend, generous, adviser, and a wonderful husband, father, grandfather. He was an incredible inspiration to so many of us.

  2. To all the family of Dick. We send our prayers and sympathy to all of you. with much love, John & Rosie

  3. To my great friend for over 35 years as a customer, but more important, a terrific golfing buddy…I’ll think of you every time ‘I Tee It Up’!!!!!

  4. We have a picture of Dick, Bob and Dick Rainey on their there fishing trip hanging in the hallway and each time we see it as we go by we think about what a fun time they had on that trip. It was with great excitement and anticipation that they planned each of those trips. Bob really misses those days…..

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