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“Dear Terri and Bob and family,I offer you my condolences on the passing of your dad. I am sure he was a great father, husband and person here on this...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Maureen Montalbano

“Dear Teri and Bob,We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We pray for God's...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Laniece Drackett

“Dear Terry and Bob:Our prayers are with and your family. May God\'s peace be with you and your family.BlessingsMartha Gaska, Lee Gaska ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: Martha Gaska

“Dear Terri, Bob and all of the Collier/Rayo family,God bless you all and fill your loss with the wealth of your loving memories and knowledge that...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Valerie Mainguy

“Dear Terri & Bob: We are sorry for your loss. It is difficult to lose our parents but they are always with you in your memories. You and your family...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Susie Benchina

“Dear Terri and Bob...it is indeed a sad and strange feeling to be without our parents. For so many years they cared for us...then we come full circle...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Mike and Barbara Delman

“Dear Terri and Bob, Kim, Sal, Robyn and Cliff,We are so sad to hear about your dad and grandfather. What an honor and blessing it has been for all of...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Richard and Nancy Larson

“Terri and Bob and your entire family. God bless you all.We are sending prayers to all of you at this difficult time.Your Dad had a wonderful, full...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Gary and Carol Woodard

“Terri and Bob,May God's peace surround and comfort you during this time of loss of your dad. You where blessed with a wonderful father and very many...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Daniel and Julia Rosenberg

“Sorry for your loss. Fred and his family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Stephen & Marie Kaszubinski ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: Stephen Kaszubinski

“Terri, Bob and family....on behalf of the Columbiettes of Auxiliary 12956, I would like to offer our prayers and blessings for your dad as he makes...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Pam Smith

“I hope I have the correct Mr Collier.If so he used to make the best snow creatures and forts! If not the same person then I would like to thank you...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Elizabeth on Glencove rd

“Lauren, Ryan, Cameron and Honey ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Lauren Collier

“DaddyThanks for all the fond memories...for teaching me to be passionate about sports - how to throw a football, throw and hit a baseball, shoot...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Theresa Collier Rayo

“Elizabeth, we lived on Homecroft Rd, right near glencove rd, and yes awesome forts and monsters in the yard, sometimes in the front yard.... never...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: rick collier

“Theresa and Bob and Richard and JanetI'm so sorry for your loss I remember your dad he coached me in CYO great guy my thoughts and prayers go out to...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Mark Ganley

“Yankees won with a walkoff last night over the redsox because Dad was watching ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: rick collier

“Love you Dad! Have fun playing golf with Arnie Palmer, some competition for you. Love Rick ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: rick collier

“Rick, your dad was a great guy. Will always remember his booming voice when he was yelling for Mary or for you to do some project. ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Peter Duflo

“Love you Grandpa! I will continue to improve my bowling skills and help Veterans find jobs in your honor ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Kim Certo


Fred A. Collier of Manlius passed away peacefully on Saturday September 24, 2016.
Fred was born in St. Catherine, Canada to Austin and Alma Collier and resided for a short time in Minnesota with his family prior to moving to Syracuse, NY.

Fred enlisted in the US Army during WWII where he earned the rank of Staff Sergeant in Company B, Sixth Armored Infantry division. He was honorably discharged and proudly earned the Purple Heart with 3 bronze oak leaf clusters, Good Conduct medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 4 Stars, and the combat infantry badge.
After the war, he was happily married to Mary Oot for 38 years with whom he raised two children until her passing in 1983. An active member of the Syracuse community Fred enjoyed his involvement with the Blessed Sacrament Parish, coaching CYO Basketball and Eastwood Little League. Fred served with the Syracuse Police for 37 years, retiring in 1983. In retirement Fred moved to Manlius and enjoyed bowling, golfing, dancing and traveling with his companion of 32 years Nancy Spaid.
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Fred is survived by his daughter Theresa (Robert) Rayo of Florida, a son Richard (Janet) of Massachusetts, 6 grandchildren, Kimberly, Robyn, Patrick, Ryan, Sean, and Courteney and 3 great-grandchildren, Isabel, Cameron, and Finnegan.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, October 2, from 4-7 PM at Burns Garfield Funeral Home 3175 E Genesee St, Syracuse. A Mass of the Resurrection celebrating Fred's life will be held on Monday, October 3, at 10:30AM at Immaculate Conception Church 400 Salt Springs St., Fayetteville, NY. Burial immediately following mass at St Mary's Cemetery in Dewitt.
The family requests contributions be made to the Syracuse VA Medical Center.