Curtis Lee Collison Was Camp Ground Resident

Curtis Lee Collison of Bay Square in Yarmouth, age 94, died at Saint Joseph's Manor in Portland, Me., on Thursday, Sept. 1. He was born in Providence, R.I. on April 24, 1911 to Benjamin Edmund and Millicent Judd Collison. His brother Arnold predeceased him. Mr. Collison graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1933. For most of his professional life, he worked in personnel relations, serving for many years as personnel manager at GAF Corporation in New Jersey. He married Svea Elizabeth Peterson on Nov. 17, 1934. At her death in February 2003, they had been married for 68 years and had lived in Yarmouth for 30 years. They spent every summer in the family's Victorian cottage in the Oak Bluffs Camp Ground. Mr. Collison was a member of the First Parish Congregational Church in Yarmouth.

Mr. Collison had three children, Sandra Lee Collison who died in March 2004, Curtis Lee Collison Jr. who died in September 2004, and Judith Collison Foss of Yarmouth.

He is survived by his daughter, Judith, and her husband, Peter T. Foss; a daughter in law, Jean Ann Collison, of New Bern, N.C.; and his grandchildren, Theodore Richard Foss of Malibu, Calif.; Abigail Svea Foss and her husband, Joshua M. Protas, of Tucson, Ariz.; Kate Collison Foss and her fiancée, Christopher J. Ferrell, of Yarmouth; Curtis Lee Collison 3rd and his wife, Sheila, of Sunrise, Fla.; Jeffrey Lee Collison and his wife, Jessica, of Alexandria, Va.; and Eric William Collison of Rockville, Md. Great-grandchildren include Eli Foss Protas and Noah Foss Protas of Tucson and Curtis Lee Collison 4th of Sunrise.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, at the First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main Street in Yarmouth. Me. Interment will be private following the service. Arrangements are under the care of Lindquist Funeral Home in Yarmouth.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Martha's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association, P.O. Box 1176, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557.