York College mourns death of longtime business professor, church elder
York College in Nebraska reports:
The York College family, East Hill congregation, and York community mourn the loss of a humble servant of the King. Surrounded by his family, longtime YC business professor, Dr. Roger Collins (57), passed into the gracious arms of His Redeemer Monday night, October 25 at 11:34 pm.
Roger and his wife Deb were in Springfield, Missouri over the weekend to be with Deb’s grandmother. Saturday at noon, Roger went jogging and had a massive heart attack in a local park. CPR was performed and he was rushed to the hospital. Using hypothermic treatment, he was placed in a medically induced coma in critical care. On Monday morning, his body was warmed to the desired temperature and he was taken off the sedation drugs. That afternoon, however, Roger had another episode of cardiac arrest and was rushed into surgery. The doctors returned him to a hypothermic state but were not able to stabilize his condition.
Dr. Collins (YC class 1973) was in his 29th year teaching at York College, and served as chair of the college’s Elijah A. Levitt School of Business. From 1997-2007, he coached the cross country and track teams and was himself an avid runner. He served as an elder at the East Hill Church of Christ in York.
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Feedbackmay his soul rest in perfect peace. Amenseth kofi amankwahNovember, 1 2010I am in shock. Roger is a long time friend and classmate. He has been an outstanding Christian and example to me and so very many. I extend my deepest sympathy to all of Roger’s family. You are all in my prayers. May God be with you all.Doug BerryNovember, 1 2010“Humble” is the perfect description of Roger. What a beautiful life spent walking in the way of Christ! Deb and family… our prayers are with you. Roger… we rejoice in a life spent as salt and light in a world of need.
Scott and Sheryl SimpsonScott SimpsonNovember, 5 2010Though I had never met Roger, I feel I would have enjoyed his friendship. My prayers and best wishes go to Deb and the family.James HaneyNovember, 8 2010