The following is an obituary posted with permission from the Maxwell Funeral Home in Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ for Devon Collins, who lost his life on the job, working on a monopole in Atlanta last Friday. Links to funds being set up for Mr. Collins’ daughters can be accessed below. Inside Towers will endeavor, in later issues, to help determine the causes of the accident.
Collins, Devon, 29, of Little Egg Harbor, NJ passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 21, 2019, while working as a cell tower climber in Georgia. Devon was born in Mt. Holly, NJ and lived in Burlington County for several years until he moved to Little Egg Harbor approximately 18 years ago. He attended Pinelands Regional H.S., and graduated from Oakcrest H.S. in Mays Landing, NJ.
Devon not only loved climbing cell towers, but he loved and cherished the tower family he gained and grew into nationwide over the years. He was a proud member of the Sons of the American Legion Post #493. Devon enjoyed skateboarding, fishing, and cooking.
He loved music, playing his guitar and singing, but his heart belonged to his beautiful daughters. Devon’s smiles and laughter will be missed by his loving parents Deirdre and Carl Heinert, and Damian and Rosa Minerva Cast, his beloved daughters, Lilyana and Adriana Collins, and sisters Corinne, Brittany, Jamie, Chyna, and Rachel. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, March 29, at Calvary Baptist Church, 850 Railroad Drive, Little Egg Harbor, NJ. Services will be held at noon and all are invited to a repass at The American Legion, Post #493 – 420 Radio Road, Little Egg Harbor at 2 p.m..
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Editor’s Note: Inside Towers talked to Dan Maxwell, owner and manager of Maxwell Funeral Home in Egg Harbor Township, yesterday afternoon. Dan said although the family has paid the $10,074.08 for Devon’s service via credit card he would gladly refund the expense back to the family should other contributions come forward. Contact Dan Maxwell, Maxwell Funeral Home, 609 296-6060.
March 29, 2019