Frank Charles Collins, 82, formally of Baltimore and Annapolis, died May 22 at his home in Bradenton, Florida. Born January 29, 1923, in Baltimore, MD, the son of Edith Mae Collins, he graduated from high school in the Baltimore area and joined the Marines to serve in WWII in the Pacific Theater for over two years. Frank was known to many of his friends as Rip. He served as a Charter Sailing Boat Captain and specialized in trips between Annapolis and the islands of the Bahamas. Upon completion of his sailing career, he lived about five years in St. Croix, finally retiring to Bradenton, Florida. He worked many years there at Tobacco Depot, and regularly joined his friends at the local Ale House. He remained a loyal Orioles fan, and he had a keen interest in baseball at all levels: college, minors, and majors. Surviving is his sister, Elaine Braden, formerly of Severna Park and now of Valrico, Florida. A memorial service was held May 26th in Bradenton with his local family and friends in attendance. Internment will be at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville. A memorial service will be held there at some later date.