Robert E. Robbins

Born: Wed., Jul. 1, 1931
Died: Tue., Apr. 2, 2019

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Apr. 06, 2019
Location: United Methodist Church

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Robert E. Robbins
    PORT ALLEGANY- Robert E. Robbins, 87, of Two Mile Rd., passed away Tuesday (Apr. 2, 2019) in Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.
     Born July 1, 1931, in Port Allegany, he was a son of Orlo and Ruth Sheppard Robbins.  On Aug. 23, 1986, in Port Allegany, he married Doris M. Austin, who survives.
     Robert was a graduate of the Port Allegany High School, class of 1948.  He attended a business college for two years.  
     He had been employed with Blumenthal’s, of Olean, NY, and Milford Mem. Hospital, Delaware, both as an accountant.  Most recently he was co-owner and manager with his family, of the former Robbin’s Nest Restaurant, Port Allegany, before his retirement.
     Robert was a member of the United Methodist Church of Port Allegany, where he was church treasurer and choir director for several years. He was a member of St. Mary’s, Coudersport, Olean, and Delaware Barbershop quartets for 58 years.  He enjoyed working with his hands as a carpenter   and electrician, but most of all, he enjoyed telling a good joke.
     Surviving are three sons, Thom (Diane) Robbins, Ted (Sally) Robbins, and Todd Robbins all of Delaware; a stepdaughter, Cheryl D. Lathrop of Port Allegany; a stepson, Rich (Melissa) Lathrop of Milford, DE; several grandchildren, several great-grand-children; and several nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Tim Robbins, a stepson, Keith Lathrop, a stepdaughter, Julie A. Lathrop, and three sisters, Erla Herzog, Betty Sampson, and Bernice Polk.
     Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday (Apr. 6, 2019) in the United Methodist Church, Port Allegany, with Rev. Ben Zimmerman, pastor, officiating.
     Memorials can be made to the United Methodist Church or the Port Area Ambulance Service.  
     Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.
Condolences can be made to:  Doris M. Robbins
                                                        2257 Two Mile Rd.
                                                        Port Allegany, PA 16743

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