Anthony X. Collings, 94, of Mount Pleasant South Carolina, passed peacefully into the loving arms of our Lord on February 2, 2022 and was reunited with his beloved wife of 66 years, Barbara.
Born on July 29, 1927 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Tony was the son of the late Anthony Carmine and Geraldine Incollingo. Tony graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Pharmacy and was a proud member of the University's band.
Tony started his career as a pharmacist in Indiana, Pennsylvania, where he met the love of his life Barbara. He continued his career in pharmaceutical sales with Eli Lilly and retired after 35 years. Among his career accomplishments, Tony was an avid self-taught musician, playing the saxophone, clarinet and flute. He played in the Fred Harry Band across Pennsylvania, as well as in many bands in Hilton Head and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. His music lives on as a member of the Dixie Band in the movie "The Notebook."
When Tony wasn't playing music, he could be found on the golf course, where his love and talent for golf was passed down to his family, and resulted in a yearly family golf tournament, "The Collings Cup."
Tony was proud to be a Pittsburgh native, shown through his love for their sports teams, especially the Pitt Panthers and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Tony is survived by his five children: Carole Zehring (Mark) of Hernando, FL, Mark Collings of New York City, NY, Patrick Collings (Debbie) of Mechanicsburg, PA, Susan Grady (Dennis) of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Donna Farinella (John) of Knoxville, TN as well as his sisters Angela Warhola and Yvonne Grieves. He is preceded in death by his granddaughter, Amanda and is survived by 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Monday, February 7, 2022 from 1:30pm - 2:30pm and a small service will follow at 2:30pm at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home- Mt. Pleasant, 1520 Rifle Range Rd, Mount. Pleasant, SC 29464. A graveside service will follow at 3:15pm at Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens, 1308 Mathis Ferry Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Tony's memory may be sent to First Tee of Charleston or the University of Pittsburgh band.