• Celebration of Mike's Life

    Jun 26, 2022, 1:00 PM US/Eastern

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Kristine Collins

Mike Collins

December 21, 1961 - February 25, 2021

We welcome all to join us for a true celebration of Mike's life, the kind of party he would have planned. We want to give everyone who loves Mike the chance to be together, to share memories and stories, to laugh, and to raise a glass to him, and we hope to honor all the many relationships Mike had with...  see more

Michael Collins Obituary (2021) - Frederick, MD - The Frederick News-Post (
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  • Janette Collins
    From Jane Williams, cousin on Mike's dad's side:
    "I know it will be a lovely day.
    Bitter and sweet!

    I pray for you and the kids daily as I can’t imagine how hard things must feel at times.

    He was an awesome man, proud to be his cousin!

    I always...  more
  • Karin Belsheim
  • bill johnson
    Mike and I go back to the early 90's when we met at Oshkosh. The friendship was cemented immediately and the ensuing antics and shenanigans over the years are cherished. From the "appropriation" of transportation (golf carts), to aerial...  more
  • Janette Collins
    From Charlotte Teagle 6/12/22
    I will always remember my dear friend Mike. I can still hear his laugh and smell his ‘coffee breath’. We had to be up early at the seminars for the contest judging, and since I don’t drink coffee, he called me Coca...  more
  • Kit Warfield
    I first met Mike when I was working at Microsoft, and we had a big meeting at AOPA. As the Flight Simulator Content Lead, I had access to AOPa materials, coordinatwd through Mike. We hit it off instantly, and developed a strong friendship across the...  more
  • Machteld Smith
    I remember vividly, Mike sitting in his office behind stacks and stacks of magazines and books. In fact, as I would visit him and sit down, he'd almost dissapear from sight because of this. I could see him moving the computer mouse while holding his arm...  more
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