Robbins, William (Bill) E., Sr.
William (Bill) E. Robbins, Sr., 74, of Chemung, NY passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at home surrounded by his family. Bill was born on November 16, 1938 in Barton, NY, son of the late Charles S. and Mildred (Depew) Robbins. Bill worked as a machinist for Morse Chain, Ithaca, NY and R•WIREworks, Inc., Elmira, NY before retiring. He was a Life Member of the DADS of Foreign Service Veterans (D.F.S.V.) VFW
Skiff-Bower Post No 1536. He enjoyed camping, dancing, bowling, gardening, his family, and tinkering. Bill is predeceased by his brothers Charles (Art), Louis; and Norman Robbins, and sister Louise Ennis. Bill is survived by his wife Sandra (Curren) Robbins at home; sons: William E (Bonnie) Robbins Jr. of Bel Air, MD, John J Robbins of Huntingdon, PA, Randy L (Shelly) Robbins Sr. of Waverly, NY, and Scott B (Kim) Robbins of Wellsboro, PA; step-children: Mellissa Whitney of Lexington Park, MD, Theresa (Russell) Ellers of Waverly, NY; Christy (Josh) McNeely of Colorado Springs, Co, and Chad (Leanna) Whitney of Lockwood, NY;25 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; brother Franklin D Robbins of Waverly, NY; sisters: Shirley I Howard of Montclair, VA, Ida M Shipman of Smithboro, NY, Charlotte A Petty of Rome, PA, and Patricia E (Wade) Phelan of Endicott, NY; sisters in-law Arlene Robbins of Raymond, NH and Mary Robbins of Waverly, NY; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation will be on Monday, March 18, 2013 from 1-3 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. A celebration of Bill's life will follow at 3 p.m. A special thank you to CareFirst, especially to Colleen Reddy and Mary Ann Donnelly for their care of Bill so please in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Bill's memory to: CareFirst (Southern Tier Hospice), 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or www.carefirstny.org
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