Outside of his immediate family, Collin had a tremendous community of loved ones and dear friends: his grandmother and part-time caretaker June Martin of Malvern, his grandparents Mike and Elaine Fahrney of Waynesburg, his grandfather Frank Stone of Malvern, his grandfather Harvey McNutt of Gloucester, Massachusetts, his Great-Grandmother Margarita Theisen of Kankakee, Illinois, his aunt and bone marrow donor Connie Allen of Minerva, his Aunt Kim Burge of Canton, his Aunt Tami Essig of Minerva, his special caretaker and long-time friend Melissa Hudy of Waynesburg, his trusted doctors: Dr. Filipovich and Dr. Givens, his nurse Sue Neitz, and his numerous cousins, friends, teachers, and classmates.
He is preceded in death by his beloved grandfather Ray Offenberger of Canton.
During Collin’s short life, he was a true inspiration as he showed monumental strength and courage throughout surgeries, various treatments, and physical therapy. Despite these struggles, he had the brightest, most infectious smile that would melt the heart of anyone who saw him. For all of his happiness, he was a beacon of hope, a little light shining through the darkness. But not only was he loved for his smile, he was loved for his genuine, warm personality. He was a very smart student at Rebecca Stallman Southgate School. He loved to learn and he loved to read books with anyone who would share them with him, especially if they were about animals. Collin loved reptiles, swimming, Spiderman, and watching cartoons, but most of all he loved his family and friends. He loved smiling and laughing with those closest to his heart. The hope and love he gave to all of us can never be replaced, nor will it ever be forgotten.
Services will be held Tues. at 11 a.m. in the Finefrock-Gordon Funeral Home in Magnolia with Fr. Victor Cinson officiating. Interment in Sandy Valley Cemetery. Friends may call Mon. from 5-7 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions in Collin’s memory may be made to the family to help defray expenses. Condolences may be left at: www.gordonfuneralhomes.com.
Finefrock-Gordon Funeral Home in Magnolia