Edward J. Collette

September 11, 1945 - August 27, 2022
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Edward J. Collette
September 11, 1945 – August 27, 2022
Edward J Collette, born September 11, 1945 in East Syracuse, New York.   He passed away peacefully in his home on August 27, 2022. He was greeted at heaven’s gates by his wife, Marjorie Collette; and his daughter, Buffy Collette Manago; brothers, Desmond Collette, Roger Collette, Ken Johnson, Donald Johnson, Billy Johnson; and sister, Florence Johnson. He is survived by brothers, Louie Johnson, Reggie Collette, and Dennis Johnson; and sisters, Rose Johnson, Bonnie Johnson Sitnik, Terry Hayes, and Shirley Brock.
Left to carry on his traditions are his children, Kristy Collette, Randy and Roberta Salcido, Deneen and Noel Rocha, Elizabeth Craig, Jackie, Ramon Talamantes, and Ray and Melissa Rocha.
His legacy will continue through his 20 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
Ed’s lifetime career was served as an accomplished environmentalist for over 30 years. Ed spent some of his favorite chapters in life teaching environmental and hazmat courses at Pima Community College in Arizona.
He had a passion for education and wanted to share the knowledge he possessed in his career and life. Along side of his successful career, he was the most loyal and self-sacrificing, dedicated husband to his wife Marjorie, who suffered a debilitating life stroke in 2002. He never wavered in his commitment to taking care of her in sickness and health.
A  memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on September 11, 2022 at the Marana Mortuary
Chapel, 12146 W Barnett Rd.
If you would like to make a donation in honor of Edward J. Collette, please channel them to
Wounded Warrior Project that helps veterans in active duty service members.

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Born: September 11, 1945
Died: August 27, 2022

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Bruce posted on 11/21/22

thanks for mentioning me in his Obituaries we were Best friends for 50 years never had a bad word for Word for Each other, we traveled two Countrys together we had Each others Back at All times . I Still cry He was My champion and and All ways will Be,


Margie Barnes Wagner posted on 9/11/22

I am so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. He was a best friend of my brother Buddy Barnes and spent a lot of time at our house in East Syracuse. My condolences to all his family. Margie Barnes Wagner Omaha NE


Colette Reiter posted on 9/10/22

Rip i know you will truly be missed.


Kevin Harring posted on 9/7/22

Sorry to hear about Uncle Ed's passing... Was a great man with a inquiring mind. God bless.


Laura vanLeeuwen posted on 9/7/22

Kristy and Family, So very sorry for the loss of your dad, my prayers and love are with you all. Edward RIP angel.Please let me know if I can do anything for you or if you need anything. I donated to the Wounded Warriors too. Sincerely, Laura vanLeeuwen


Isaac Rocha posted on 9/6/22

I would like to thank you for everything you've done I have a very mad in my life you're the one that deserves to be called father I will miss you dearly and keep everything you taught me in my mind to never forget what you have taught me to show me how to be a real man and to take responsibility to go after my dreams and to never have fear. P.S. thank you for always loving my grandma.


Vivian Quinones for Rachel Hawkins posted on 9/1/22

You were my soulmate and the father of our beautiful daughters. I will miss you. Love Rachel


Pam and Sal Briones posted on 9/1/22

My deepest condolences to all his family and friends. He will be deeply missed. May he now Rest in Peace.


Cathy Bisnett posted on 8/31/22

My sincerest condolences to everyone. I’ll never forget Bonnie and I babysitting for his children and the joy and laughter. Seems like 100 years ago… I always remembered thru the yrs with a smile! Rest In Peace.


Kevin Weaver posted on 8/31/22

Wow! What a legacy. What a righteous man. Sending our love. Kevin and Tammy


elizabeth craig posted on 8/31/22

Ed you will be missed as much as my mother is. I remember when you first starting dating my mom she was giggly and smiling from ear to ear. I said to myself you must be something special to make my mom act like a young school girl in love..I was right you are something special .Special people only go where there's a special place for them .im sure God had my mom waiting at the gate for you..R.I.P papa Ed from Elizabeth


shirley j gilbert posted on 8/31/22

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shirley j gilbert posted on 8/31/22

I am delighted to make a donation to Wounded Warriors in honor of Edward.