Charles Lowell Collins Sr., 77, of Hadley, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2012. Born in Wellsville, Missouri, April 14, 1935, he was the son of the late Woodrow and Marie McCaslin. He served in the U.S. Air Force in Alaska and Massachusetts. He left the Air Force in 1957 and moved to Schenectady, N.Y. Charles joined the New York Air National Guard, where he was a loadmaster flying all over the world. He retired from the Air National Guard in 1994 as Senior Master Sergeant and received the Meritorious Service Award.