ASHLAND – Robert Burns Collier, 68, died July 22, 2013, at VA Medical Center in Togus. He was born July 8, 1945, in Ashland, son of J. Arthur and Bertha (Page) Collier.
He was a 1963 graduate of Ashland Community High School. He attended Maine Central Institute, the University of Maine at Orono and Northeastern University, studying business. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Bob was well-travelled, living in India for a period of time. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially the Collier Webster Brook Camp. Bob was thankful for the camaraderie he enjoyed with his fellow veterans and appreciated the care her received at the special care unit at VA Togus the past few years.
He is survived by his mother, Bertha Collier of Presque Isle; one sister, Patricia Craig of Ashland; one brother, James Collier of Ashland. He was predeceased by his father, J. Arthur Collier; a brother, Joseph Collier; and infant sister, Judy Collier.
Relatives and friends may call 1-2 p.m. Friday at Stimson-Ouellette Funeral Home, 114 Exchange St., Ashland, where a funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday with Fr. Kevin Kinsey officiating. Committal services with military honors will be at Ashland Municipal Cemetery. Those who wish may contribute in his memory the Maine Veterans Home, Togus VA Medical Center, 1 VA Center, Augusta, ME 04330. To leave on-line condolences, please visit