Ernestine E. Sissy Robinson Gentile


Ernestine E. "Sissy" Robinson Gentile, 92, of Erie died, Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Manchester Presbyterian Lodge.

She was born September 18, 1921, in Erie, a daughter of the late Ernest and Virgene Cox Robinson.

She had worked as a professional singer with the Sons of Melody and several other groups. She was a lifetime member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary.

She was a very active and devoted Catholic, and a member of the Rome Pilgrimage Choir.

She was preceded in death by her husband John Gentile, a son, Arthur C. Gentile, and eight brothers, Charles, Otis, Donald, Leo, Grover, Eugene, David, and Frank Robinson.

She is survived by one daughter, Nancy J. Gentile of Voorhees, N.J.; two sons, John R. Gentile and his wife Rita of Harrisonburg, Va., and Anthony H. Gentile and his wife Stacey of Waterford, Pa.; a daughter-in-law, Sandra Gentile of Ocala, Calif., and one brother, Ralph Robinson of Edinboro, Pa. She is also survived by Dorothy Wadsworth, Maryann Ross, and Cynthia Corley; ten grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.

Friends are invited to call at the John R. Orlando Funeral Home, Inc., 2122 Raspberry Street, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the , 1128 State Street, Suite 301, Erie, PA 16501.

To send condolences, visit www.orlandofuneralhome.com.

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Funeral Home

John R. Orlando Funeral Home Inc.
2124 Raspberry Street Erie, PA 16502
(814) 459-3144

Published in the Erie Times-News on July 29, 2014