CORYVILLE - Earl J. Robson, 79, of Champlin Hill Road, passed away on Saturday (April 25, 2015) at Erie County Medical Center in. Buffalo, N.Y.
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Born Nov. 14, 1935, in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of Robert J. and Hazel A. Frisbee Robson. On June 30, 1962, in the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Coryville, he married Freda Mae Commino, who survives.
Earl was a 1954 graduate of Otto High School in Duke Center and later attended Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, N.Y.
He has been a resident of Coryville since 1964. Earl was a veteran of the Korean War having served with the U.S. Army in airplane repair from 1955 until 1958, and afterwards served in the Army Reserves from 1958 until 1963. He had been employed at the National Powder Co. in Eldred as a truck driver for several years. For the next 30 years, he worked as a truck driver for Owens-Illinois in Bradford, which later became Georgia Pacific, retiring in 1994.
As a child he attended the Eldred Free Methodist Church and later the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Coryville, where he was baptized on July 18, 1976. After it closed he attended the Coryville Church of Faith. Most recently, he attended the Lighthouse Community Free Methodist Church in Prentisvale.
He was a member of the Teamsters Local Union. Earl enjoyed spending time on the family farm on West Eldred Road, working on engines or anything mechanical and racing go-karts.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three sons, Hazen (Marylou) Robson of South Wales, N.Y., Scott (Tammy) Robson of Coryville and Benjamin (Amber) Robson of Pflugerville, Texas; two daughters, Heather (Edd Deitz) Bhe of West Eldred and Martha Robson of West Eldred; 14 grandchildren, Gavin, Cameron, Patti, Elizabeth, Brandy, Tony, Megan, Jamie, Mandi, Amber, Ashley, MaryElizabeth, James and Silas; 10 great-grandchildren, Trent, Morgan, Abby, Alivia, Jordan, Sarah, Emalee, Logan, Lincoln and Aaron; a sister, Jean (Dr. Richard) Darling of North Chili, N.Y.; and a sister-in-law, Esther Robson of Gerry, N.Y.
Earl was preceded in death by a brother, Dr. John Robson on May 28, 2014.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Beth Rossler officiating.
The family wishes that memorials be made to the church of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be made at framefuneralhome.com.
Frame Funeral Home
230 Main Street
Eldred, PA 16731
Published in The Bradford Era from Apr. 27 to May 7, 2015