Austintown – There will be a funeral service held on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman with Pastor Aaron Taylor and Pastor Doug Reed officiating for Terrance L. “Terry” Collings, 72, of Austintown, who passed away early Saturday morning, July 21, 2018 with his loving family by his side.
Terry will always be remembered as being a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He had so many wonderful characteristics, but his sense of humor and generosity always stood out the most.
He was born December 6, 1945 in Warren, the son of Sam and Dorothy (Pelton) Collings and was a lifelong area resident.
Terry grew up in Niles and was a 1964 graduate of Niles McKinley High School. He continued his education at Youngstown State University earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 1969. Terry then decided to earn his Master’s Degree in Principalship also from Youngstown State University.
Terry began his teaching career at Leavittsburg Elementary School for 1-year, teaching the 4th grade. He then was employed for 34 years with the Austintown School System, teaching the 5th grade at Austintown Middle School and retiring in 2003.
Terry was a member for many years at the First Christian Church of Niles and is currently a member of Bridge of Hope Church which was the formerly Calvary Assembly of God. He was an active volunteer at the church where he taught Sunday School and helped count the collections every Monday. He was also a member of the Retired Teachers Association, a bowling league with First Christian Church and a golf league at Mill Creek.
Terry had many passions throughout his life. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, buying and selling antiques, collecting basketball and football cards and refinishing furniture. He also loved taking bus trips with his wife to New York City to watch Broadway musicals and plays.
Terry leaves behind to hold onto his memories his wife of over 29 years the former Bonnie Nobile whom he married on July 8, 1989, three sons Aaron (Jamie) Taylor of Painesville, Noel (Chelsea) Taylor of Woodstock, Georgia and Jared (Jess) Taylor of Kent, six grandchildren who called him “Pappy” Caleb, Olivia, Benjamin, Eloise, Chloe and Ezra and two bothers Sam (Becky) Collings of Clearwater, Florida and David (Marilyn) Collings of Sparta, North Carolina, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Besides his parents, Terry was preceded in death by a grandson Noah and his step father Chuck Bosley.
Family and friends may pay their respects on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm and on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 10:00 am until 10:50 am all at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St. Boardman (new location).
Burial will take place at Niles Union Cemetery, Niles.
Material contributions may be made in Terry’s name to Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Rd., Poland, Ohio 44514.
On behalf of Terry’s family, they would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the entire Staff of Hospice House for all the care and compassion shown to them throughout this difficult time
Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com. to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to Terry’s family.
9803 Sharrott Rd., Poland OH 44514