The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

August 19, 2013

Arnold E. Collier, 93, Bloomsburg

The Daily Item

— BLOOMSBURG — Arnold E. Collier, 93, of Bloomsburg, passed away on Wednesday evening, Aug. 14, 2013, a resident of Columbia-Montour Home Hospice at Maria Hall, Danville. Arnold was a resident of Bloomsburg since 1955 and a former resident of the Shamokin area.

He was born Oct. 8, 1919, in East Cameron Township, a son of the late Joseph C. and Macie V. (Hornberger) Collier.

Throughout his younger years, Arnold received his education from the Shamokin area schools.

For more than 25 years, Arnold was employed by the former Bloomsburg Mills Inc. as a loom repairman. Most recently, he was employed by Kawneer Co. Inc. for more than 17 years.

He was a faithful member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Bloomsburg, and a former member of Bloomsburg Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 623.

He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Edward A. and Linda Collier, of Boothwyn, and Martin E. and Margaret Collier, of Duncannon; five grandchildren, David, Amy, Aaron, Chad and Abbey; four great-grandchildren, Matthew, Nathan, Quinn and Lily; and one sister, Betty Eby, of Shamokin.

On Feb. 22, 1992, Arnold was preceded in death by his beloved wife of more than 47 years, Laura J. (Lenig) Collier. He also was preceded by nine siblings, Beatrice Kramer, Della Pohlig, Virginia Hepler, Clair Collier, Chester Collier, Hubert Collier, Calvin Collier, Leonard Collier and a sister in infancy.

Funeral services were held Aug. 19 in the Allen Funeral Home Inc., 745 Market St. at Eighth Street, Bloomsburg.

Contributions in Arnold’s memory may be made to Columbia-Montour Home Hospice, 410 Glenn Ave., Suite 200, Bloomsburg, PA 17815, or to the St. Matthew Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 123 N. Market St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815.

For friends and family wishing to send a memorial gift, share a memory or offer condolences to the family, a Memorial Tribute Page in Arnold’s honor and Sympathy Store are available at