Joseph Robitaille Jr. (1943 - 2014)

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Joseph Adalore Robitaille Jr.

Robby was born October 5, 1943 in Sioux Falls to Joseph Adalore and Thelma Mae Robitaille. He died March 6, 2014 in McKinney, Texas at 70 years of age.

He graduated from Washington High School. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps upon graduation. He received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated June 6, 1967.

He was married on June 8, 1967 to Patricia Murphy of Atlanta, Georgia at the naval Academy Chapel.

Rob was trained to fly the Phantom F4 and the AV8 Harrier serving 2 tours of duty in Vietnam flying 150 combat missions.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Delores Dirks.

He is survived by his wife Patricia, daughters Shannon (Chad) Pierce and Zoe Robitaille, twin grandsons Ben & Will and his sisters Jeanne Vreyens of Apple Valley, MN, Yvonne Rathman of Park Rapids, MN, and Dawn Robitaille of Lexington, KY, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held in Allen Texas and Atlanta, Georgia.



Published in The Argus Leader on Apr. 13, 2014
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