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Philip G. Robida

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Philip Gerard Robida, 92, of East Hampton, passed away on Wednesday, November 20 at Aurora Senior Living of Cromwell. Born in Belmont, NH, he was the son of the late Edward and Irene (Perron) Robida. Philip recently lived in East Hampton for 11 years, was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Army and was very involved with the East Hampton VFW Post #5095. He was formerly employed with Ames Department Store and WTG Grant as a traffic manager with both places. Philip was an avid stamp collector, loved traveling, living in Spain for eleven years and riding his motorcycle all over the country. He is survived by his sons, Bruce Robida and his wife, Donna of New Britain and Mel Laraway of Adelaide, Australia; five daughters, Diane Robida of Georgetown, SC, Denise Ouellette and her husband, Raoul of Pawleys Island, SC, Nancy Klick of Middletown, Laurene Robida of Middletown and Rise Baker of Cypress, TX; one brother, John Robida of East Hampton; three sisters, Edith France of Pickens, SC, Jeanne Hubbard of Macungie, PA and Barbara Robida of SC; six grandchildren, James Klick, Jr., Peter Klick, Kirstie Klick, Michael Ouellette, Jenelle Vera, and Julie Robida; four great grandchildren, Hannah, Garrett, Robbie and MaKayla and many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, Philip was predeceased by three brothers and a sister. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 25 at 10 a.m. at Doolittle Funeral Home, 14 Old Church Street, Middletown. Burial will follow in State Veterans Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded. Family and friends may call on Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Philip's memory to of CT, 45 Ash Street, East Hartford, CT 06108 or to the . Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.doolittlefuneralservice.com.



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Published in The Hartford Courant on Nov. 22, 2013
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