Howell J. Robinson(1923 - 2013)

Howell J. Robinson

Hyde Park - Howell J. "Rob" Robinson, 89, of Hyde Park, died on Friday, August 30, 2013, at St Francis Hospital.

Born December 29, 1923 in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of the late Howell Jay and Minnie Henrietta Horton Robinson.

Rob was an avid skier and sailor. He and his love, Hazel, skied many areas in Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, as well as many Western US ski areas. His sailing adventures took him to the Caribbean and Leeward Islands.

He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II.

Rob worked for New York Bell Telephone Company as a supervisor until his retirement in 1984.

On October 26, 1952 in Connecticut, he married Hazel Miller. Mrs. Robinson survives at home.

Rob was active in many community organizations. He was a past president of Rescue Hook and Ladder of Hyde Park, and served as captain of both the Hyde Park Rescue Corps and Hyde Park Engine II. He also was past Commodore of the Rogers Point Boat Club, Hyde Park.

In addition to his parents, Rob was predeceased by his daughter, Holly A. Wood, and his brother, Roland Robinson.

Along with his wife, Rob is survived by his sons, Jay Robinson of Sutton, MA and his children, Justin and Jamie; Tim Robinson and his wife, Sharon, and their four children, Laura, Becky, Eric, and Daniel, all of Manlius, NY; grandchildren by Holly, Piper McDermott and Robert Mahler. Four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews survive Rob as well.

Funeral Services Saturday, September 7th, 11AM at Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Rte 9, Hyde Park, Rev. Kregg Gabor officiating. Military honors will follow.

Burial will be private and will take place at the convenience of his family.

In lieu of flowers, Rob's family respectfully requests memorial donations be made to the Parkinson's Research Foundation, PO Box 20256, Sarasota, FL 34276.

To send an online condolence, or for directions, please visit

Funeral Home

Sweet's Funeral Home
4365 Albany Post Road Hyde Park, NY 12538
(845) 229-2624

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Sept. 4 to Sept. 6, 2013