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John T. Collar

July 1, 1945 — December 11, 2019

Cuba – John T. Collar     

            John T. Collar, of 8955 North Branch Road, passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at his home, following an apparent heart attack.

            John was born on July 1, 1945 in Clearfield, PA and was a son of John Richard Ross and Bertha Rae Welch Collar.  On Sept. 26, 1964 in Niagara Falls, he married his wife of 50 years, Sara E. Darnley, who predeceased him on Oct. 16, 2014.

            John worked at Battenfield Grease and Oil in North Tonawanda until 1995, when he became disabled.  He was everyone's family mechanic.  John was always fixing his family's and friend's cars.  He and his wife Sarah, moved to Cuba in 1998, to what was once a hunting camp, that he turned into a year round family home.

            John enjoyed fishing, hunting, working on tractors, and shooting his guns, but he truly loved his family and his dog "Sarge."

            John was a devoted and loving husband to Sarah Collar; a caring father to Elizabeth A. (Alexander) Brown, John R. (Lorri) Collar, and Sarah L. (Brian Blose) Collar. John and Sarah raised two nieces, Debra Wise and Sheila Davis, as their own children. John was always a caring and thoughtful brother to his sisters, Amelia (Edward) Flick and Dixie Dougherty, along with several nieces and nephews. John is remembered as a loving grandfather to Mara Brown, Richard Brown, Brittny Collar, Shayna Collar, Brianna Wise, Bianca Blose, Sebastian (Tyler) Wise, Christopher Blose, Devon Davis, Timothy Connor and Kayla Connor; and a great-grandfather to Jaelynn Roberts and Jaida Roberts.

            Along with his loving wife, Sarah, John was predeceased by his parents and 3 siblings, Joann Collar, Jean Rothenburg, and Mark Anthony Collar.

            There will be no Public Visitation or Services.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 24 Genesee Pkwy, Cuba.  Online condolences may be made at

            In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Cattaraugus County SPCA, 2944 Route 16 North, Olean, New York 14760.

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