Robie Lloyd Cone of Chester Springs, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, April 23, 2013. He was 89 years of age.
Robie was born September 4, 1923, in Eagle Point Colony, Rossford, Ohio. He was the son of Robie L. Cone and Margaret Greenhalgh Cone.
Robie was a veteran of WWII and served in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations as a Lieutenant JG in the Navy. Robie was also an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. He graduated from Yale University in the class of 1945W.
Robie was an avid runner. He ran marathons in Boston, Massachusetts, Athens, Ohio, Detroit, Michigan, Toledo, Ohio, and the Peace Marathon in Athens, Greece. In celebration of his 80th birthday, he ran the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC.
Robie and his family were proud of his 26 years of sobriety. He will continue to be an inspiration to all of us.
Robie is survived by his wife, Alma Robertson Mercado; daughters, Schuyler Fokes (Howard), Robin Delp (Darren) and Taylor Morrell (Jordan); four grandchildren, Nancy Eaton Delp, Kendall Robie Delp, Davis Cook Morrell, and Margaret King Morrell.
Published in The Blade on Apr. 27, 2013.