I. J. Collins
Died 1975I. J. Collins, age 100, Wednesday morning at his residence in Lancaster. One of LancasterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s great industrial giants and civic leaders for over 7 decades. He was one of the founders of the Hocking Glass Company which later in 1937 merged with the Anchor Cap Glass Corporation to form what is today one of the largest glass manufacturing operations of the world, Anchor Hocking Corporation. He became Anchor HockingÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s president. In 1944 he was elected chairman of the corporation. He was an avid horse breeder. One of the consistent figures at the Kentucky Derby. He raised Throughbred horses on his farm northwest of Lancaster, The Fairfield Stock Farm. He was a life member of the Elks Lodge, Lancaster and a member of several Masonic bodies in Lancaster and elsewhere. Survived by 3 nieces, Mrs. Louis Venable, Bethesda, Maryland, Mrs. Elizabeth Jones, Easton, Maryland, Mrs. Nettie Bentley, Salisbury Maryland. Funeral services Friday 1:30 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church, Lancaster, Ohio. Entombment in Greenlawn Abbey Mausoleum. Columbus. Memorial gifts may be given to the YM-YWCA Expansion Fund, Lancaster or the Fairfield County Unit of the American Cancer Society. Friends may call at the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home, Lancaster, Ohio after 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday until 11:30 a.m. Also he will lie in state at the church from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Lillian F. Collins