Albert Edward Collins Jr. ’52

Albert Edward Collins Jr. ’52 passed away on May 17 at Fairfield County House hospice in Stamford, Connecticut. Albie was born on December 17, 1930, in Brooklyn, attended Stuyvesant High School in New York City, and graduated from Dartmouth with a degree in history. He was captain of the varsity squash and tennis teams and helped the tennis team go undefeated and earn the No. 1 ranking in New England during his senior year. In 2001, in recognition of his achievements, the Ivy League renamed its men’s tennis championship trophy as the Albie Collins Trophy. He was also a member of Kappa Sigma. He then served as an officer in the Air Force as a specialist in electronic countermeasures. Albie had a successful career in computers, beginning as a systems analyst at AT&T, a sales representative for IBM, and eventually as an executive with W.R. Grace, PepsiCo, and HBO. He married Margaret Blood and settled in Rye, New York. Athletics were a huge part of Albie’s life. He was a member of Manursing Island Club, where he played for and coached the tennis team for more than 50 years. In 1968 he was a member of the U.S. Olympic team in Mexico, competing in frontenis, a racquet sport. In retirement he joined Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York, becoming the director of tennis and men’s head tennis coach. He is survived by children Amy, Albie, Stephen, and Michael, their spouses, nine grandchildren, and one brother.


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