Margaret H. Collin, 98, died April 2, 2014.
Born in Germany, Mrs. Collin fled to England, where she lived during World War II. She subsequently moved to the United States, residing in Massachusetts, California and Tucson. She dedicated her life to helping Holocaust victims. She traveled the world as a reparations counselor, helping people obtain restitutution funds from Germany. She participated in the choir at Temple Emanu-El before becoming a member at Congregation Anshei Israel. With the assistance of her friend and accompanist, Susan Lake, she gave quarterly recitals at several Tucson area nursing homes. Mrs. Collin’s writings are held in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and in the Special Collections department at the University of Arizona Libraries.
Survivors include her niece, Nancy Alexander of Tucson; and cousins Louise, Nancy and Steve Lubar and Cathy O’Toole, all of Boston.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging, 2221 N. Rosemont Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85712.